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Brewed by Warwickshire
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Leamington Spa, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
An assertive golden brown beer characterised by a long lasting slightly resiny bitterness. The finish is fruity and warming with hints of spice and orange


SilkTork's rating

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5191) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - OCT 11, 2012
JDW Rochester. Smooth foamy biscuit malt gently sweet with a healthy dose of dusty hops. Decent, though not my thing.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Cask- Edward Rayne (JDW), Raynes Park 2012 - Golden in colour. Fruity; orange citrus syrupy. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Sweet orange fruity malty throughout. Drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (2744) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; light copper pour with a frothy tan head, feint citrus aroma, taste is malty with some biscuit and a hint of fruit.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Old Bank Northampton 10/07/13. A brown beer with a whitish head. Quite phenolic. A bit of smoky ashtray. More sweet than hoppy. Odd and misdirected although not totally unpleasant. Itís just the unpleasant notes that are more obvious.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyLion (517) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Golden amber colour. Not a big aroma, slightly woody. Taste slightly sweet with lingering bitterness. Fairly ok, not brilliant but fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Wenlock Arms, 26 Wenlock Road, London, Greater London, England N1 7TA.

Light unclear medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet toffee - honey, sweet vinegar notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, sweet malt, caramel, honey, apple - apple vinegar notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20120806]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Cask@Wenlock Arms, London. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, floral and mild earthy and yeasty notes. Flavour is bitter fruity and floral notes with some mild wood. Still a bit green when served.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
11th May 2012 saw me on a mini pub crawl of Wellington: my local Wetherspoons had this on hand pull, so I had a pint. Golden, with an orange hue to it: on top an off-white covering of bubbles that tried to stay the distance. Hoppy nose: floral more than citrus, with a lightly toasted biscuit sweetness in there too. The taste was a pleasant blend of flavours: hops and light maltiness joining to give an easy drinking semi-sweet/semi-bitter beer. Nothing to make it stand out, equally nothing wrong with it either. The 4.9% ABV doesnít appear in the taste and it feels more like a 3.9% ABV beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (10769) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
Cask at The Lord Moon of the Mall, JDW, London. Pours clear yellow with a creamy white cap. Nose is all creamy malts, straw and citrus. Light sweet flavor with some burnt straw, dirt, hay and lemon rind. Light in body with fine carbonation. Mild sweet finish with more toasted straw, some white sugar, zesty dry citrus. The beer has its moments, but itís mediocre on the whole.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Down2die (108) - IRELAND - JUL 23, 2012
Pint from the diamond in derry. malted base. no head. flat. rough crowd. but will be back to sample more beers.ekg and first gold hops.


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