Brewed by Banks’s (Marston’s)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Tim Sanborn and John Schlea have travelled to Banks’s Brewery, in the West Midlands, to brew this copper-coloured beer especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. The spicy and citrus orange aromas lead to a full-bodied flavour and strong biscuit malt character, completed by more orange citrus notes in the finish. Hops: Admiral, Challenger, Pilgrim, Target

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ManVsBeer (10967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Cask @ Cuthbert Brodrick, Leeds. Clear copper with a creamy head. Herbal infused bitter akin to tea leaves, which is evident in both aroma and taste.

john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Cask Half Pint – JDW Fest Autumn 2016 in Oct 2016 - Clear copper in colour. Beige head. Fruity; orange citrus. Spicy. Malty; biscuity malts, toasty, toffee. Hoppy; earthy hops. Sweet-bitter citrus fruity spicy and malty. Increasingly bitter into finish. Very drinkable. Liked it. Nice beer. (2016-10-12)

downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol October 2016. Amber in colour with a moderately sized, off-white, head. Aroma of red fruits and leafy hops. Flavour was sweetish with caramel, more fruit, slightly toasty malts and a moderately bitter finish. Fine.

mr_h (6007) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Cask, festival ale, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Society Room, Glasgow on 10 Oct 2016, weak toffee aroma, amber brown with a thin bubbly cream head and good lacing, raisin toffee flavour, creamy, sweet, smooth.

Sigmund (7956) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2016
Cask half pint at The Flying Chariot (JDW), Heathrow Airport terminal 2. Copper colour, off-white head. Malty aroma with nuts and caramel, hints of mild spices. Smooth and malty flavour, not too sweet, tolerable hops in the finish.

tombyars (1774) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 15th October 2016. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper in colour with a thin off white head. Aroma is malty with orange on the short nose. Thick resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts gives a moist fruit cake base with strong syrup notes of watermelon, pomegranate, Seville orange evident. Sweet citrus flavours to the big hop resin notes in the long aftertaste giving a strong fruit presence. Finish is malty with booming syrup fruit now edging towards a drier marmalade flavour leaving pith notes on the palate. A decent ESB.

BeardedAvenger (1182) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2016
Tap at Tilly Shilling, Farnborough. Sweet malty aroma, cut through with citrus. Dark amber. Creamy off-white head, thanks to a sparkler. Bitter, with an underlying sweetness. The citrus comes through again. Light and creamy. Gradually develops a dry finish. Not bad.

minutemat (6122) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2016
Cask @ JDW Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours clear deep amber, off white head. Aroma is leafy malts. Taste is smooth, leafy autumnal marmalade malts with a certain earthiness. Ok ESB.

allmyvinyl (11069) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2016
Cask at the Booking Office. Pours clear amber with a thin off-white head. Aromas of resin, orange, light sweet notes. Taste is more of the same. Drinks to the strength. Spicy orange linger. Dry finish.

AshtonMcCobb (6943) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2016
On cask at the Alexander Graham Bell.
Appearance - deep copper and with a creamy head.
Nose - oranges and biscuit at the back.
Taste - more of the same really. Burnt orange pith finish.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - good ESB.

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