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Brewed by XT
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Long Crendon, Aylesbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottled; Regular.

Rich ruby.
Beautiful ruby red beer, malty and smooth with a Cascade hop finish.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3757) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, floral.
Body: Medium body, flat carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, some floral.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (119) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Bottled. A clear, dark red-brown colour with a small light brown head that soon disappeared completely. Lots of malt on the nose and a touch of licorice. Flavours are clean and pleasant thought don’t really stand out; a breadiness is the most noticeable aspect. The finish is dry but not bitter. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Clear dark amber color, small white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly caramel, decently bitter, slightly leaves. Decent body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Aroma: light bread and caramel malts. Appearance: clear dark brown, average frothy light brown head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: medium body, flat carbonation, bitter average-long finish. Overall: decent ESB, but is not quite at the top of its league. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Handpull, PoW, Hinckley, 19/04/14. Eponymous ringed thinly with white. Cherry Tunes, digestives and spiced berry flavours. Medicinal banana and cherry nose with some berries and roast. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Amber ruby beer. Smoky malt. Bitter hops with a raspberry edge.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
On cask at the Firkin Ale House Folkestone. Clear russet colour thin beige head. Good malt but the hops on the end are excellent. Really biting. Bit of milk chocolate. Lovely

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Cask at the Watford Beer Festival 2013. Poured a slightly hazy ruby with a small, rocky off white head. Aroma of toffee, mango and straw. Toasted malt flavours with notes of melon and sharp fruit. Finish was grassy hops, light coffee and brown sugar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (3352) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Cask gravity at the Watford beer fest 2013. Ruby red pour with a small head. Nutty dried fruit aroma, some hot alcohol. Flavour is nutty dried fruit and caramel biscuit. Medium body and carb.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4571) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
50cl bottle from Alfred the Grape, Marlow. Reddish copper with a fast fading white head, and lots of carbonation to start; nutty, earthy, aroma; soft in the mouth, with some red fruit and a woody bitterness; before a dry finish. Mellow, and very drinkable.


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