Brewed by Thomas Hardy Burtonwood (Molson Coors)
Style: Bitter
Burtonwood, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Filtered, pasteurised and force-carbonated. Available in kegs and cans.
Originally brewed by Samuel Webster in the Fountain Head Brewery in Halifax. Brewed at John Smiths from 1996. In 2003, the Websters brands were acquired by a company called Silvan Brands, about whom it has proved impossible to obtain any information other than that their registered office is in Edinburgh. The beers have been brewed under contract at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood since 2004.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (33805) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2005
An amber beer with a small orange head. The aroma is spicy with a sharp hoppyness. The flavor is sweet and very dry hoppy in the end.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (22905) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2005
Canned. Copper colour, creamy head. Caramel aroma. Sweet, with simplistic malt character and light body with some papery malt, but near no hops. Low-medium bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrisoni (16865) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2006
500ml can. I’ve had this several times, but not really since I was a student in nightclubs. It hasn’t changed at all. Deep clear copper colour with a lasting off white head. Slight hop aroma. Some caramel. Absolutely no flavour at all in the mouth with some dusty hop and caramel on end. Dull tasteless bitter. And people complain that they live in Oklahoma

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (12814) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
Tinned, pasteurised. Brown amber, a little murky, carbonated but short lasting head. All that was available at a party, so had several, largely tasteless, maybe some boiled malt and sticky sugary caramel notes, otherwise just dull and boring. Drank to be sociable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (11698) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2004
I had this beer many years ago at one time when I was too lazy and stupid to write my thoughts. I will update this as soon as I get my hands on this beer again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2007
Can. Deep brown body under a creamy, white head. Malty aroma. Taste like watered flavoured caramel. A bit smoky impression. Can’t find the bitterness. Insipid (02.02.2007)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
Searles, Hunstanton. Thin nutty malt aroma. Biscuit, vanilla, chalk and vegetable water. Heavily diluted gravy, varnishy bitterness. Pretty awful, but bearable. Makes total sense it’s brewed by John Smith’s.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2007 A Mes rate: Half from the wonderful (not at all) Cherry Orchard in Newington. Had this listening to the local "talent" slaughter Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd. It has to be said the beer matched up to the quality of the music. So watery I could have put a goldfish in there and it wouldn’t have died. Nothing in the nose or flavour. The only thing of note was a slight bitterness to the finish. Yum!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jonas (6619) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2007
Can. Chestnut colouring, off-white whipped cream head. Neutral, light nutty aroma. Metallic roasted base flavor - shavings off a rusty nail in water, light bitter finish. Thin mouthfeel, metallic on the roof of the mouth. Watery finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5522) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2006 Feb, 2003 Can. Why did I buy this? As punishment I now have to write something about it. How about: crap. [1.1]
Feb, 2004 Keg @ Australian Arms, Ramsgate. Typical keg bitter. Cold. Hazy dark amber. Not a lot of flavour apart from a constant stewed cardboard bitterness that unfortunately lingers. Thin bodied and not very nice. [0.9]
Feb, 2006 Keg @ <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/27/278 Cow, Larkfield Drinkable beer. But thin, carbonated, poor quality and dull. [1.9]
Aug, 2006 Keg @ The Walnut Tree, Eccles, Kent. Quite pleasantly drinkable for a cardboard keg. [2.2]

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