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Brewed by West Berkshire
Style: Bitter
Thatcham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask: Regular.
Silver Medal winner at the GBBF 2003.
Full Circle lends itself well to a bottle-conditioned version with its distinctively hoppy flavour and which we hope will be appealing to discerning drinkers everywhere.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ The National Winter Ales Festival 2008, Manchester, UK. Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, flowers, lemon. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. (180108)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
[Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen] A hazy orange beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma is sweet with a presence of flowers and hops. The flavor is sweet malty with a strong note of fruit, and lots of hops, leading to a good bitter end. I could drink another pint or 10 of this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2010
Cask@Bishops Stortford Beer Festival 2010. Ambery golden colour with small white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, earth and some mild liquorice with some bready notes as well. Flavour is being much the same. Decent ESB.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2006
Cask at Charlies. Clear amber coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, fruits and hops. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and fruits with flowery and hoppy notes. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
Cask Conditioned at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen
Hazy golden color. Light aroma of apples. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, malty enough, with a strong presence of hop oils, partially aromatic. Long final, classic.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
Cask gravity at SIBA BF, Paddock Wood. Gold. Slight tea flavour. It’s alright, nothing special, some harsh citrus. Some grassy hop. Bit dull.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9651) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2004
Cask Conditioned at The Hobgoblin, Oxford. Light amber beer with bubbly head. Delicate hoppy mid strength bitter, gentle fruity notes of orange and grape with a sweetish light malt. Indeed a beer for discerning drinkers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Bhurtpore Inn, Aston 09/07/2005 Amber coloured and slightly sweet on the palate. Some dryness in a full malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8604) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2007
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2004) Very smooth bitter. Full-flavoured in the mouth, but with a long bitter finish. Unexceptional, but pretty good example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Bottled 23/06/12. A golden orange coloured beer with a white head. Biscuity malts and citrussy fruits throughout. Well balanced and tasty. A bit of husky barley in the mouth and a touch of sweetness. Rather nice.


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