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Brewed by Wylam
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also cold filtered and force-carbonated in bottles.
Ingredients: Water, Pale and Amber malt, Fuggles hops and yeast.
Named after the early steam locomotive, Rocket, built by George Stephenson who was born in Wylam.
Strength changed from 4.4% to 5% abv before 2007.
A lovingly crafted best bitter made with the best ingredients to give a fine taste experience.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle. Stunning burnt-orange body with a tight foamy head. Nice aromas of cream, citrus, floral accents and a touch of malt. Nice smooth palate with a creamy rich feel on the finish. Berryfruit flavour, some gravel and a medium bitter finish with a light wood swell. Overall very pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3652) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle, from Grimsby Tesco. Deep gold colour, good lasting rocky white head and gentle condition. Hints of toffee sweetness, tangy citrus hops and a touch of yeast in the nose, quite full in the mouth with a gentle underlying bitterness throughout and a brief toffee sweetness, lingering bitterness in the finish but quite restrained and a brief flutter of citric hoppiness right at the end

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2010
50cl bottle, not sure where from. Best before 29 May 2009, tasted in January 2010. Amber colour. Decent condition. Scant head. Light floral notes in the aroma. Clean and fresh on the palate with some fruity malt notes. A little sweet. Tasty especially considering it was some months past its best before date.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2010
Bottled. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some slight cardboard along with earth, herbs and nectar and mild nuttyness. Flavour is fruits, some mild toffee, caramel malts and mild nectary and nutty notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nisse666 (4809) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle, 2009-12-25, Uddingston AP: brownish, with low white diminishing head AR: sweet toffee, hops, rasins, wee chocolate F: sweet toffee, hops, rasins, nice moufulll and great balanced bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, caramel, fruity, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090514]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of nuts and ashes. Medium body, fruit and nuts and a fairly dry finish. 140509

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2009
Bottle. Clear copper with a medium head. Biscuit and butter aroma and flavours. Highly drinkable, but unexciting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34549) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange to light brown with a fully gone head. Fruity hoppy aroma, light roasted malt note too. Roasted malt, subdued sweetness and a nice level of bitterness. Good balance. Bitter and roasted malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2009
Clear amber with a medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and hoppy notes. Flavour was sweet with hoppy, caramel and pine notes. Finished bitter.


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