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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nisse666 (4716) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ralphdot (1004) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2011
amber colour with a good head, toffee and malt aroma, fruity caramel taste, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4552) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
500ml bottle: drank at home on 14th Mar 2015. Poured into an Abbot Ale badged glass tankard and shared with no one. Lively bit of kit, a huge off-white billowing foam head only allowed me to fill half the glass with beer, copper hue to the clear amber body. Nice blend of flavours and well balanced with neither the hops or malts ruling the brew. Woody, nutty and tasty. Semi-sweet malty molasses vie with the mildly bittering hops for your attention and dance around the mouth in perfect harmony: a great start to my evenings mini rating session.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8492) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle. Cherry barley malt aroma. Clear amber color with minimal head. Sweet cherry, barley malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice body. Tasty - I will definitely miss my English ales.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of wildflowers, hay, perfumy. Tastes dry and citrussy with some earthy elements on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14608) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2007
Cask gravity at Kingston BF 2007. Certainly has a good hit of Centennial hops, especially on the finish. Not a fantastic aroma, but mouthfeel and finish are excellent. Grapefruit, fleshy fruit finish is very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1076) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2007
This was a surprise find in Vicky Wines in Hawick, it was listed as a "local" ale, I suppose the brewery isn’t THAT far away...about 50 miles give or take a few! Anyhow, it’s deep copper in colour, the white head was quite soapy in appearance and vanished in less than a minute. The palate was packed with lots of malty(crystal?)malt flavours and a satisfying, although not overpowering bitter edge. This is crackin’ stuff. Seek it out if you can, ask your local VW if they can get it in.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8650) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle. Amber gold with a small head. Aromas are toffee malts with nutty, woody earthy hops. Sweet, light chocolate with grapefruit. Flavours are sweet malts with bitter pine and grapefruit. Dry and bitter on the finish.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2011
Bottled. A classic brown coloured beer with no head. A weetabixy cereal leafy aroma. Good crunchy flavours too. Earthy and very pleasant to drink. Straightforward but very quenchable.


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