overall
45
56
style
Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Trowbridge, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied, deep amber premium bitter, with a delicate blackcurrant aroma. Initial gentle bitterness on the palate and subtle spicy notes are followed by a sweet, fruity finish.

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3.2
john44 (3215) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
Cask Half Pint – JDW Fest Autumn 2012 - Mid Brown / Amber in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel, hints of chocolate/coffee. Hoppy, earthy and slightly spicy hops. Fruity; slight berry fruit. Bittersweet earthy malty throughout. Dry finish. Very drinkable. (2012-11-07)

3
kwik-lime (2001) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2016
Cask at the Squirrel in Farnborough. Lightly hopped, some herbs, fruit and toffee with a malty body. Decent bitter.

2.8
ManVsBeer (10806) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Cask @ Baum, Rochdale. Clear deep copper-amber with a small creamy head. Has a malty-metallic character, robust with a lingering aftertaste.

3.7
anfractuosity (441) - - OCT 17, 2016
Very enjoyable, slightly treacley, malty. Had from a cask, would buy again......

3.4
Beersiveknown (5301) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle at home, 1st day of the "chosen by daisy" advent calendar
slightly hazy copper brown with fruity herbal nose, beige lacing, gentle carbonation, toffee, vegetal bitterness, dry finish.

2.7
Beese (3051) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 5 Nov 2012. Poured a clear, dark amber, with a dense off white head. Aroma was funky, with boiled sweets and cooked fruit, blended with some malt. Caramel sweetness in the flavour, with dried fruit and bready malt. Finish was toffee, light roast and spruce.

2.8
gunnfryd (15104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is toffee, bread, caramel, grass. Flavour is toffee, fruit, bread, caramel, grass, pine. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

2.7
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Thin English toffee drink lethumlet, slightly bitter and just bland expression.

3.3
fonefan (50011) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Box Steam Ghost Train ].
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, nutty, dusty malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

3.2
erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2014
Light brown body, mostly headless. Biscuity, oats, simple malt bill, some woody herbal hops. Clean yeast, not much to it. Okay drinkability but not quite as smooth as the better English bitters. Simple but okay taste. (50cl bottle from Beer City)


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