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Brewed by Wadworth
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Devizes, England
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; special for the Wetherspoons Real Ale Festival October 2013. This powerful beer, brewed again for the first time in over 10 years, exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival, is hopped at three different times during the brewing process, resulting in a fragrant character and full hop flavour, with a hint of biscuit in the finish. Hops used: Fuggles


DanielFullard's rating

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanielFullard (24) - Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, - OCT 20, 2013
Cask; special for the Wetherspoons Real Ale Festival October 2013. Bit of a nothing flavour wise


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6524) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, October 2013. Sweet, biscuity malts, slightly floral hops, mercifully no trace of the house yeast character, and a decent, bitter finish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1060) - SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Pint, local ’spoons. Clear amber with a good white head, nice lacing. Odd, almost rubbery, nose, but has underlying hoppy character. Nice balanced hop/flavours so kind of redeems itself there! Good pint overall tho!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Cask, The Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Golden with a bubbly foam. Aromas are mixed berries and autumn leaves with base toffee and biscuit. Toast with woody, light floral notes. Flavours are sweet, dry biscuit with mixed autumn fruit and leafy notes. Hints of mineral with spritzy yeast. I find this kind of beer a bit of a mishmash. Some hints of plastic. It’s OK.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 25 October. Poured an attractive clear copper with a dense white head and good lacing. Aroma was Fuggle hops, with mild sulphurous overtones and a slight metallic edge. Flavour was malty with some toffee and bitter pine needles. Finish was more toffee/ caramel with some straw and stale malt.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Cask at the Kings Highway, Inverness, 18/10/13. Dark amber with a good sized off white head that retains well. Nose is a little thin, biscuit malt, light fruit notes (of the dark variety). Taste comprises corn, cereal, earthy, dark fruit tang, light malt notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, nice feel and in good nick. Looks good, feels good but ultimately boring with little going off in the middle. Blandometer to dark amber ....

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3408) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
The aroma is quite stale and woody, not pleasant at all. The flavour is ok though. Some chocolatey malts and fresh hops.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1485) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Bitter taste followed by some cerealy and biscuity tastes, not bad, had better though

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Pale straw with a ring of white head; leafy hoppy aroma; full Fuggles flavour with a dry biscuity body; and a touch of spicy bitterness and warmth to finish. A robust country-style bitter, far better than I was expecting.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
stravale (2271) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 23, 2013
Cask @ The Sheaf Island, Sheffield [161013]
Amber, clear, thin white head
Aroma - Mineraly, flinty, quite metallic, poor
Taste - Minerals, flinty, yeast, bitter twigy hops, sweet caramel, bit skunky, oh this is awful
Palate - Medium body, quite oily. Finish is dry, nasty minerals
Overall - WTF did they make this? - Rubbish

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (923) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
@ Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford. Coppery golden with a thin but satisfyingly persistent head. Aroma of sulphur. Taste has that sweet bready quality of Fuggles, very little of the sulphurous nose carries through. Mildly bitter aftertaste. OK but I’m not overly keen.


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