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


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask & Bottled; Regular.

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

BOBBDrinker's rating

   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Cask, gravity, The Hop Beer Shop, Chelmsford, 23rd December 2015. White lacing. which is prominent. Dark red glow. Some crystal. Opaque. Very malty traditional ale. Sweet Slightly sweaty. Old hops? A little blue cheese. Blackcurrants. Crystal. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
2015-09-20. Crisp amber body with a nice creamy beige head. 3+ Aroma is mild, malty, lightly cardboardy. Flavour is malty, lightly oxidized, cardboard hints, caramel. Smooth average to light bodied palate, low carbonation. On cask at Beer Emporium, Bristol, UK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
5th August 2015
Almost clear deep amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and fairly minerally crisp. Unsweet caramel malts, slightly nutty too. Bitterish dried fruits. There is a slight aged taste to this beer yet the palate is fresh and crisp. Light dry finish, modest bitter linger. Slightly left field.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8767) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2015
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours clear amber, nose is toffee, grassy, taste is sweet toffee, thin, grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3909) - 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.

   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!!

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