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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34334) - 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 (25089) - 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 (4774) - 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 (30755) - 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 (10349) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2009
Cask @ The Speaker, Westminster SW1. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty and slightly hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish with some hints of caramel in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 10, 2009
500ml bottle from Nelson Wines. Clear amber, disappearing white head. Soft malt nose with toffee and some fruits. Toffeeish taste and a balanced finish. Nice bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14069) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle at home ... amber with a light white head ... fruity sweet hop ... metalic fruity hops ... medium heavy carbonation ... bit bitter in linger.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5179) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2008
500ml bottle bought from the brewery market stall in Newcastle. Hmmm, this is lovely. A good malt mix which is both fruity and toffeeish. The cold-filtering is gentle and hasn’t harmed the beer in the way that pasteurizing does. The force-carbonisation is acceptable. This is 5% abv, which gives the beer a full body. A decent brew.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beth101 (528) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2008
Smell of flowery hops. Amber colour with a very thin head. Strong flavour of hops, quite sweet.


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