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Brewed by White Park
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask, Regular;
"The quintessential pint of Great British beer - complexity, colour, strength and balance" (according to the brewery web site)


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1248) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, - FEB 4, 2013
surprise fom Asda, light malty aroma, brown, nice brown or dark amber colour, medium sweetness,medium bitterness, gone down nicely, very drinkable, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, higher average ESB,


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (827) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Cask @ Three Cups, Bedford. Mid to dark brown, translucent. Small head of natural carbonation. Malt, chocolate, light vinegar in the aroma. Sweet malty taste, but a bitter chocolatey twinge balances. Medium bitter finish. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head .Lovely malty texture and low carbonation. A gentle bitterness creeps in. Just shows that bitters aren’t all boring.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (4140) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle from Bideford Asda. Dark ruby in colour, no head. Has a mild sweetness but a very uninteresting character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4571) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
50cl bottle from Asda, bottled conditioned, batch number 254. An attractive deep golden brown colour with just a trace of head; aroma of muscavado sugar; rather thin in the mouth, but with earthy malt, raisins, and chocolate flavours; then a dry finish. A very drinkable bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with a very thin ivory head. Aroma: Chocolate, bread, orchard fruit, prune, raisin and grassy. Taste: Low sweetness and bitterness, medium sourness and slight umami. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, low carbonation, abrupt fruity chocolate malt tart finish, with liquorice and smokiness notes. Comments: Very tasty and refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10460) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’13. Cloudy amber to brown with no head. There is quite a dull, flatish maltiness to this, grainy, earthy. There is a herbal note in the close. Not for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle Conditioned from ASDA Biggleswade. Pours a brown colour with a thin white head, malty aroma, the taste is malty and a bit sweet and watery with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReV2 (147) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Bottle conditioned, poured with a lasting, creamy head. Rounded maltiness with orange peel & a good sourness, not to everyones taste obviously but I liked it. Somewhat reminiscent of the old Charles Wells Fargo which I haven’t had in 20+ years. Have any of the brewers worked for that brewery I wonder? Second bottle not so good, the sourness tasted like balsamic vinegar, unable to finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle from Nuneaton Asda. Pours chestnut with a low cream head retreating to the edges of the glass. Yeasty, red apple peel aroma with fenugreek and farmyard suggestions. Pretty typical effervescent brown bottled bitter with an edgy, rustic yeastiness engulfing notes of nut husk, berry, digestive biscuits and lightly roasted malt. Lingers nuttily. OK.


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