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

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5456) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Cask @ Calans, Hebden Bridge. Amber-red with a small head. Has some pleasant light sweet malts in its taste with some hops in here too.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2015
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours clear amber, nose is toffee, grassy, taste is sweet toffee, thin, grassy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1582) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
On cask at Greyhound, Hartshill. Pours rich ruby with off white head. Quite a smooth malty beer with a decent hop twang on the finish. Decent red.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1252) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Cask at the Three Cups, Bedford. Ruby with small off-white head. Caramel, berries, a bit of earth and fallen leaves in the nose. Taste starts as a typical malt bomb, but has a decent hoppy bitter tang in the finish. Concentrated bitter aftertaste. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (400) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from Eebria. Pours ruby red in colour, single finger off white head, medium carbonation. Aroma of malts, toffee, caramel, but very hoppy. Lovely initial wheaty taste, then many malts, biscuit, caramel, toffee, breadiness, then hops, citrus, lemon, orange. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1648) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Mini keg from favourite beer ,Cheltenham. Deep Amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is very lightbulbs has fruit, taste has lots more stewed fruit with a nice sweetness, and a slightly bitter finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JustBenjy (3) - Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014 does not count
A\ real find if you can get it. If nearby to Aylesbury nmake a detour to the brewery and buy a crate!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6767) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Bank, Bristol 11/11/2014. Reddish copper in colour with a slight, off-white, head. A malty best bitter, with berry fruits, a touch of brown sugar and moderately bitter finish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4569) - 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 (148) - 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.


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