Brewed by Arkells
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Swindon, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Pasteurised bottle. Previously 5.0%.
This beer has been especially brewed and bottled by the staff of Arkells Brewery to celebrate Mr Peters (Peter Arkell OBE) 80th birthday, his distinguished career with the airforce during World War II and his many years as chairman of Arkells Brewery Ltd. Well done, Mr. Peter!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, - OCT 11, 2012

Bottle 500ml. clear glass.

ABV: 4.5%. Clear medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, cardboard, paper, herbs. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, caramel - toffee, cardboard - paper. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20120807]

Grumbo (4262) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle, from an unrecorded sourced. Poured amber/brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and light fruit. Medium sweetness and light bitterness. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.

BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
500ml bottle into a UK pint sleeve at home on 29th Sep 2016. Light amber body, white head. Mild malty aroma and taste with some mixed fruity esters alongside in the nose. Flavour wise there is a caramel feel with a slight sweet fruitiness. Overall it is semi-sweet and both malty and fruity: decent.

BeerNinjaUK (491) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle from Asda. Pours rich brown with thin head. Very fizzy. Aroma - pineapple, marshmallow, caramel and banana. Somewhat bitter taste although overall impression pretty mellow and a little watery.

jonas (8278) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle. Nice honeyish aromatic and slightly roasted aroma. Amber, low offwhite head. Medium body, chewy, spicy finish. Nice balance, pleasant.

Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Discordant fruitiness with stale aftertaste.

ManVsBeer (11148) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Amber-red, next to no head. Crisp but a touch thin, it has a light but pleasant sweetness throughout.

shoestring (435) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2014
Floral an earthy. Cut grass hint? Bottled asda larlkhall. Nice one. First arkell ive tried

downender (9003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle from ASDA. Amber with a decent, if short-lived, off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, red fruits and a touch of toffee. Flavour had plenty of caramel, slightly bready malts and a gently bitter finish. Ok.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
[email protected] Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, grainy, floral and some slight caramel and herbs. Flavour is quite similar with grains and metallic notes being quite strong. Floral and earthy aftertaste.

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