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


on tap


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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.”

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Unlear medium orange amber color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide malt, old celler, cardboard. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090802]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - AUG 30, 2009
A good solid Bitter. Doesn’t do anything special, but has a good balance between malt profile and hop body. Easy drinking. Would love to have this on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3006) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2009
275ml bottle. Deep orange to ruby in colour, murky and hazy with no head, only a ring of white bubbles around the edge of the glass. Strong fruity aroma of peaches and apricots with some hop undercurrents. Strong bodied with a good texture and mouthfeel and nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1722) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2009
Not bad at all. A classic bitter style with balls. Dark apricot in colour with a very thin head. Very clear. Nose is fairly traditional but shows a slighly cooked / heavy malt note. Caramel, toffee and mild fruits drive the flavour. lots of malts here and I couldn’t really pick up much in the hop department. Late bitter kick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7663) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2008
(Draught at Bishops Arms, Västerås)
On March 16, 2005
Clear golden to amber color, medium off-white head. Malty sweet and caramel scent. Taste is similar to the smell. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gam (3159) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2008
Good head on misty brown pour,ample carbonation,aroma chocolate,malt,caramel.Flavour ceisp caramel,hop at first,light malt,chocolate weak,now a taste of bitter or salted cocoa.not really a winner.Finish bitter,bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2008
Pale amber body with a decent white head. Hops mainly on the nose to me, grapefruity, thin in body and the bitterness is delightful although a 275ml bottle just wasn’t enough for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle from the Queens in Primrose Hill.
Amber gold with a decent white head. Full on rusty metal aroma with some slight tobacco. Malty, lager-like flavour with some light wheaty hints. Surprising, no, startling medicinal and metallic finish. Gorgeous... no wait...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1227) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle poured a dark brown color with a creamy beige head. Sweet malt aroma with some hop bitterness. Good balance between the malt and hops in the flavor as well. Decent, but I would easily choose a Fuller’s ESB over this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2008
This was an interesting beer that changed its character as it warmed. Initially, a metallic flavor jumped out, which then gave way to a malty aura. As the beer grew warmer, a tart grape flavor predominated.

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