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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available in sterile bottled form at 5.5%.
Contract brewed at Burtonwood for Refresh UK.
Originally brewed by Gibbs Mew, the Salisbury brewery, in the 1960’s at a strength of 6.5% to commemorate the inauguration of George Reindorp as Bishop of Salisbury. However, after the brand came into the ownership of Ushers (which was itself acquired by Refresh UK) the recipe was changed significantly and the ABV was reduced. Subsequently, the brand was acquired by Wadworths, who reverted to the original 1960’s recipe.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Fro notes. 1997 tasting. Bottle. Clear amber color with a thin white head that disappeared quickly and left scant lacing. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Flavor has lots of malts, some citrus, and a bit of light spice. Slightly bitter finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
1. Cask Stillage at the Morris Dancer, Kelsall 14/04/2001 Fruity aromas. Malt flavour finish. 2. Bottle 14/05/2001 Strong in alcohol and hoppy ABV 5.5% 3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 05/06/2001 Strong in alcohol and sweet on the palate. Malt finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 07/06/2001 Strong caramel flavours. Malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) 5.5% ABV in my version. Neat amber coloured beer with a small, dense head. Very soft and smooth with notes of lightly sweet caramel and a wee touch of smoke. 200500

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3966) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2005
Medium head upon pouring with a full body.Quite hoppy with a pleasant flowery aftertaste.For some reason it reminded me of several Shepherd Neame brews.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2005
Poured from the bottle, a light brown with a medium frothy head which disappeared. A very malty aroma, slightly spicy. A fruity malty taste, with a good bitterness in the mouth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2004
A red beer with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of fruit especially peach as well as yeast. The flavor is sweet with primary notes of peach and a dry hoppy end.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2004
Bottled: Amber coloured. Thin off white head. Hoppy and light fruity aroma. Buttery, watery flavour with som light hopsnotes. Is thin bodied with light bitterness in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5596) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2004
Bottled. Amber, not much head. Toffee- and perfume-aroma. Rather sweet with some chocolate and toffee and fine bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2004
Bottled. Amber colour. Aroma of burnt sugar. Sweet malty flavour, with maybe a bit too much butterscotch. Also a little harsh and one dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2004
This might rank as the oldest bottle I've sampled - best before Aug. 1983 - which if it adheres to what I've been told means that it's from 1983 and was brewed by Gibbs Mew. Was somewhat hesitant as no strength was listed and I had no idea if it had been properly stored. Well, not to worry. I do think it might have gone just a tad past its prime, but still was quite good. Winelike, fruity nose. Near still, no head. Currants and caramel and a cola like quality (Dr. Pepper for those that know - stewed prune cola for those that don't) Hadn't noticed until pouring the remaining little bit (label & fiol obscured all) that there was quite a bit of dark residue atthe bottom, changing the taste slightly and adding a bit of cocoa to the mix. Thanks to SilkTork for passing this on (and Doug for toting it back)


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