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


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask & Bottled; Regular.

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14345) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (4372) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4813) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013

Cask @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, berry, wood. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120505] -

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1499) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
On gravity, at Barrow Hill Beer Festival - Hazy orange gold body with medium sized white head. Aroma is caramel and malt.Sweetish malt and caramel taste with a hint of bittrness in the aftertaste. Very subtle background hint of fruit in the aftertaste too.Not fantastic, but okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - APR 27, 2013
A lively dark amber to ruby ale with a slightly off white head. It has a pleasant toffee, chocolate, fruit and vanilla aromas which follow into subtle flavours of roasted malts and has a bitter hoppy finish. A classic dark style bitter with a refreshing bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Cask,hand pulled at Rocklands Club,Redditch,Worcestershire.Dark ruby red pour pour with decent sized lasting off white head.Nice chocolate,toffee and vanilla aromas all of which appeared in the taste along with fruit and some sweetish malt.Very tasty and so easy to drink,half a dozen pints in little more than an hour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (687) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Cask handpump at The Ale House, Chelmsford. Dark ruby brown, good tan head, mild chocolate and toffee aroma, malty. Full bodied. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10521) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 15/12/12. Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin off white head that retains as a small film and largely at the edge of the glass. Nose is caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, toffee fudge. Taste follows, a touch more fruity than the nose. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter sweet finish. A most decent bitter.

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