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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 36   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5630) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Clear copper brown colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells sweetish, malty, some chocolate maybe, brown sugar, caramel. Tastes sweetish, malty, a hint of caramel, some brown sugar. All fairly light and nice. Medium body, very soft carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14463) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle @ home thanks to dEnk. Clear dark amber color, average sized off-white to beige head. Aroma os malts, biscuits, raisins, slightly leaves. Taste malts, slightly bready, biscuits, bitter hops and maybe a hint of dark fruits. Average to medium body and carbonation. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17600) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&Cs beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 2 - 01/03/14. Copper amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is biscuit malt, bready, dark fruits. Taste comprises dark fruit pangs, toffee, bready, malts, biscuit, light hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough ESB.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (8229) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours clear dark brown with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma is malty, dark caramel and toffee. Taste is light sweet, toffee and red ripe fruits.Light dry, mineralic mouthfeel. A bit on the boring side.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
back (1975) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Kobber klar skum hvid Citrus malt tmmer Bitter moderat Sd lidt Oile bld @f1

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (11027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16590) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. Its a clear, dark amber colored beer topped by a finger-thick off-white head. Its pretty toffee-ish and bready on the nose, with some caramel and grass notes. Pine cones. Its full to medium bodied and quite dry, with dried fruits and toffee in the flavor. Lasting roasted finish with toffee. Well, its actually quite nice this one, but I find it too dry and one dimensional. 140301

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (18107) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 010314

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (17057) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, little nuts, malt and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4298) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2016 Bottle, dark brown, nose is toffee with hints of spice and apple, palate adds toasted caramel, a touch of red fruit and a hint of pepper. Re-rate on cask at the Magpie, dark mahogany, palate is cocoa, toasty caramel and a little red fruit, texture is a bit watery, drying in the finish.


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