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

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RATINGS: 372   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.”


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fonefan (33333) - 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]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2003
The aroma is sweet and malty. The color is a clear amber with an OK head. The flavor is flat, very malty, pretty sweet, and only slightly bitter. A very average ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is sweet fruity and berryish hops along with some caramel. Flavour is caramel, fruits, hops and slight hints of yeast.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2003
Light amber color. Quite nice hop aroma, a bit metallic. Poor and dry taste, some light caramel and malt. Some hop and honey at the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (12652) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle at The New Wheatsheaf, Borough. Given it a good 30 mins to open up. Mid brown lasting beige head. Spicy aroma. Some malt, some hop, soe yeast all on aroma. Bit of pukie malt in mouth but the spicy hop finish is decent enough. Good hop sting. Bit of syrup for a 5% beer. Thought it was stronger. Had to decant it to get rid of some of the bottled gas. Some fresh raisin. OK.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (11899) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2004
Bottled ((BB 06/2004)
Pale copper, lots of CO2. #Lliving" off-white head with big bubbles, mostly diminishing. Dry woody hoppy aroma. Quite hoppy flavor with notes of sugar. Too heavily carbonated mouthfeel. Short bitter aftertaste with toffee notes.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2001
Creamy head; slightly hazy; chewy, earthy nose. A fairly candyish, cloying sweetness really detracted from everything else that this beer was trying to accomplish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 (Bottle) Pours a clear golden amber body with a large off-white head. Mellow aroma. Soft palate. Semi-sweet English bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Clear light amber. Big white head on the pour gives way to a decent head. Aroma has a good balance between the sweet malty and English hoppy. No surprises on the taste -- just what you’d expect from the smell. Also some healthy spiciness, particularly in the aftertaste. All-around solid beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Ram Rod
Date: 09/08/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: DC

hazey amber, whispy head with a trace of lace, light sweet malt with mild floral hop aroma, good malt flavor with slight bittering hops lasting through the finish

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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