Brewed by Andwell
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Hook, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Regular.
NOTE: The bottled version (at 4.9%) has a separate listing.

Rich ruby ale with a fruity aroma.
This ale is named after a deep red dragon fly found in local rivers and wetlands. The beer, the newest to the Andwell’s range, uses malted rye to create its characteristic ruby glow. The flavours and aromas derive from a combination of English hops.

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BeardedAvenger (969) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Cask at Swan, Farnborough. Light floral aroma. Light chestnut. A very healthy off-white head. Sweet with some umami hints. Berries and maltyness. In fact gets progressively sweeter but not too much so. Light to medium bodied. Quite soft. Long finish, slightly astringent. Hasn’t had this for a while. Had written it off as a standard bland END but glad I was incorrect. Really nice pint.

Leighton (21880) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Cask handpump at the Castle Tap - Reading. Pours clear reddish-brown with a frothy light tan head. Pleasant aroma with notes of toasted brown bread, light earth, ripening berries. Light sweet flavor with more toasted bready malts, light earthy bitterness, hints of dry toffee and cocoa. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Nicely balanced on the finish, with yet more brown bread, earth, some leaves, hints of cocoa. Solid ESB.

MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Strong toffee caramel aroma. Smells sweet and delicious. Hoppy taste with a toffee undertone. Smooth. Quite drinkable, but then I like toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

SilkTork (5780) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2017
Aug, 2014 JDW, Southampton. Foxy amber premium bitter with chocolate notes. Honeycomb lovely. I like this. [3.9]
June, 2016 JDW. Dark and sweet with a gentle rasping chocolate bitterness in the finish. [3.3]

Dether (10) - - AUG 7, 2013
Very pleasant dark amber ale, low carbonation, fruit odour and taste. Also, sweetly malty.

AleSeeker (1) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
Cask hand pump @ Rowbarge, Woolhampton, Berks. Dark ruby colour, fruity style, pleasant and not too heavy for a lunchtime drink with food.

ManVsBeer (10806) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Ruby coloured with a very small head and a sweet aroma. Has a strong texture and a fruity taste.

Theydon_Bois (20225) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 15/09/12. Clear russet brown in colour with a thin tan head. Caramel on the nose, sweet brown sugar, malts. Tastes as nose, a little toffee also. Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a dry finish.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
[email protected] Copper colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, mildly syrupy with some resiny and sappy notes. Flavour is syrupy, some sweet malts, wood, resiny and mild toffeeish notes.

evergreen0199 (3452) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
Cask at Wetherspoons, Ruislip Manor (New brew beer festival). A deep brown ruby coloured pour with virtually no head on top. Sweet, fruity aroma. Tastes sweet, malty, fruity with some caramel in there too. Rather thin and uninspiring.

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