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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2002
Traditional English bitter, but with a slightly more than needed bitterness. Very little aroma, very little glass activity. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (12007) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 27, 2003
smelled carmelly, had a nice amber colour, a watered donw hops flavour. The only up note on this beer was that it was a gift from england.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5754) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
2L brown plastic bottle sampled many years ago poured a dusty light brown color with a huge white head that retained well and left a few spots of lacing as it settled. Aroma was nutty and earthy with some toasted grains. Taste is an earthy hop bitterness with a nutty butter flavor and a toasted malty sweetness. Light bodied and was surprisingly tasty despite its low ABV. A little bit musty for my tastes, may have been an old bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (34666) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2007
Draught at Cheshunt Rugby Club. It was served very cold, but still had some flavour - a tea-ishness with hints of citrus. Any hoppiness that may have been there was frozen out and the serving temp. also killed off the finish. However I enjoyed it - it was a most refreshing post-match pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
reddish copper. Pleasant foretaste, slightly nutty. Good finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2005
Reddish amber colour with small off-white head. Slightly sweet malty aroma with hints of hops. Flavor again has some sweetness combined with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2004
A rather dull and generic beer. Tastes rather watery, with very little of interst going on. Not actively nasty, and is fine with nothing better on offer, but hardly a beer to get excited about.

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