Brewed by Beachy Head
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Eastbourne, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.
This ale uses the brambling cross hops which give it a distinct flavour. The name is given in tribute to all those who walk the wonderful South Downs Way from Winchester to Beachy Head and celebrate accordingly.

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thejackpacker (803) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2017 Cask at the Ship in Meads, Eastbourne. An incredibly drinkable ale, surprisingly wonderful. The best bitter in Sussex.

leaparsons (10976) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Golden with an off white foam. Toffee with bready notes. Dry black tea with spices. Orange with mellow lemon. Leafy and woody with a herbal finish. Decent.

MrTipple (7490) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Aroma: grain and bread malts, light floral hops. Appearance: clear, dark gold, small, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: remains bitter, grain malts, light biscuit, floral hops, bitter and dry finish. Overall: nice Bitter, good malty aroma and palate. Pint at the Tiger Inn, East Dean.

Erzengel (10018) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2013
Rating from 2010: Dunkelgolden im Glas mit immenser Schaumbildung. Eine Real Ale. Der Antrunk ist toll fruchtig-herb, dazu angenehm malzig-aletypisch. Zum Hauptteil macht sich eine tolle Bitternote breit, aromatisch mit fruchtigen Ale-Noten. Schüttet man die Hefe mit ins Glas wird es mild-weicher und viel süffiger. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang anhaltend, mild-fruchtig herb, ganz leicht säuerlich und toll ale-typisch bitter. --> Ein klasse Bier. Ich bevorzuge zwar, die Hefe mit einzuschenken, aber auch "klar" ist es ein tolles, typisch englisches Bitter. --> 12,13,13,14,12,13 - 13,00

MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This comfortable ESB’s leafy and earthy hop profile takes delicate caramel malts into a peppery, bitter aftertaste.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam decorates the clear amber.
-This is not earth-shaking; it’s simply a well-made, satisfying pint of Extra Special Bitter.
-The flavour profile is balanced.
-The leafy hop character permeates this brew.
-It was more refined (better tendered) than their Lighthouse that day.

On cask at The Tiger Inn, East Dean.

Scopey (16777) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Cask at Tiger Inn. It pours deep amber, with a medium white head. The nose is floral, dark fruit, brown bread and wood. The taste is toast, toffee, fresh brown bread, leather, wood, varnish and hint of dark fruit, with a dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Robust and well made ESB. Good flavour and balance.

JohnMacCallum (1) - - AUG 1, 2012 does not count
One shouldn’t really like this beer. It’s a country vegetable soup version of London Pride or Abbots Ale. But it’s addictive! The more I’ve tried it the more I like it. Now possibly my most favourite ale.

imdownthepub (15749) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Tiger Inn, East Dean, East Sussex. Copper with white head. Seemingly the big brother to the Original, had to be had after The South Downs way as I was feeling a bit legless. Bitter, leafy hop, some earthiness. English style bitter, not bad.

fonefan (53396) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 11, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, light to moderate hoppy. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120113]

berkshirejohn (6855) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2011
Cask at the White Rocks Hotel, Hastings - stated ABV 5%. Golden amber with a thin white head; aroma of fresh hay and summery hops; the flavour is full with swewet grassy malts; with a deep fresh hoppy bitterness to finish. A superb, fresh, beer - a taste of the summer downs in the middle of winter.

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