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Brewed by Upham
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bishops Waltham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.

The second brew available from Upham Brewery, Stakes Ale is a mid coloured stronger beer at 4.6%.
For those that like a stronger fuller flavoured beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10650) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Brown to amber with white head. Full malty fruity beer, nicely bitter, bread-crust with a robust peachy edge. Plenty of depth and length on the palate. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (5536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
Cask (Egham Beer Festival - Summer 2010) - Copper coloured. Fruity aroma with raisns and caramel. Fruity taste with spicy malt, dried fruit and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3088) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2012
Cask by handpump at Cavens Arms, Dumfries - clear copper ale, thin off-white head, caramel / floral hop aroma, caramel and biscuit flavour, high carbonation, medium body, bitter aftertaste

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (419) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Cask at ’munro’s’ Glasgow. A mild amber with a fair off-white head. Aroma of some flowery notes and malt. Taste a slight sweetness, malt and a mild bitter finish. A pleasant ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is hoppy, greasy grapefruity. Bitter, toasted malty and medium dry into the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11871) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours clear, dark gold with a frothy white cap. Leafy hops in the nose, wood, dry bread. Light sweet flavor with faint tangy fruits, bread, caramel. Light bodied with average carbonation. Mild sweetness to finish, simple bready malts, leafy bitterness. Fine.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
Clear with a golden copper tint and a thick healthy creamy head. Its texture is quite thin making it easy to drink, easily a session ale. It has some light malts evident in its character too.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
cask at reading ... dark amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet dry toffee nose ... dry musty toffee hops... dry fruits ...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2011
Cask/gravity at the Sultan, Colliers Wood, beer festival. A nice enough though unexceptional malty brown bitter, with a bit of a tang in the aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20919) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2011
Cask@The Castle, London. Copper colour, small offwhite head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some herbs and milld earthyness. Flavour is wood, sweet malts and some nice floral and herbal notes as well. Quite floral and grassy bitterness in the finish.


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