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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; pasteurised. Also exported pasteurised in kegs.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in 2007. Recipe changed from dry hopping with Target to Goldings.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Fuggle and Golding hops. Dry hopped with Golding hops.
Named after the Dorset Horn ram that lived in Youngs brewery stables in Wandsworth, and on which the company’s trademark is based.
“A pale brown, fruity, vinous, hoppy beer packed full of flavour. Full-bodied with an excellent balance between malt and hops.”


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
worldbeertaste (1636) - AUSTRIA - MAY 30, 2012
Copper orange colour with a white large bubble horrible soapy lasting head. I’m sure the pasturisation is not going to be nice here. Smells of toasted malt, caramel malt and a skunky chamical cardboard staleness from the pasturisation. Medium biscuit oily body. Sweet caramel start with a soft bitter hop dry finish. Very common and average. Some honey sweetness on the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2012
The label may change but the beer is always a good one. The golden hops come through without overwhelming you like an IPA, and the depth of the beer has more to offer than a simpleton.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3205) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 24, 2012
cooked vegetables, barnyard, spruce, cereal, orange, cloudy, frothy, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, thin feel, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (5331) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Bottle at Three Kings in London. Noticeable notes of fruity malts, and some bitter hops to balance the body out. Seeing at this was a struggle to finish, I can’t see myself ever trying it again. Plus, 5% = strong? I dont think so, but it did taste stronger.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2010
Surprisingly light character, malty with hints of spice and caramel, fairly sweet. Nice enough.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Used to have quite a bit of this at Gingers Ale house. Nice English ESB and nicely balanced. Serving: Bottle and tap

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8421) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours amber, almost copper in the glass. Nose and taste of malts, toasted malts, caramel and some hop bitterness. Rated 7/20/2000

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Ram Rod Ale--ESB--16.9 oz. Bottle. 1997-1999 Release. 5.5% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear copper color. Malty aroma with hop accents. Smooth crisp malty body with toasted flavor minimal sweetness and light texture. Fruit character develops towards end along with smooth hop spice. Sampled 5/25/1999. 2001 Release. 5.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Clear thin copper red color. Light hop toasted doughy front. Rich thin London pale ale malt ESB like body. Light toasted earthy caramel doughy fruit notes. Dry mild hop end. Light white lace. Crisp. Sampled 6/22/2001.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle @ pre-GBBF shindig, August 2009. Old bottle, best before August 2001, presumably from the Silk Shropshire Stash. Darkish amber colour. Nothing but cardboard in the aroma. Less cardboard but more tin in the flavour. Well past it. Not entirely undrinkable. Wouldn’t expect this to be a beer for aging and it wasn’t. Although I now see I rated it higher at this age than Mes did when fresh. Flagged for re-rate anyway.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
(br-btl, rd/bk-lbl w/ S text)
gold-opaque, §head, ^co2, sour §hop fruity §bitter, ~thru


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