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: 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (46060) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (41884) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
From cask at Standing Order. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish to toffee. Toasted malty and breadish. Roasted malty and toffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (22394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2012
bottle at SOrder ... copper ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet dry toffee nose... soft fruits ... light sweet ... light toffee malt ... soft roast ... decent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (19502) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours perfectly clear, red-gold with a fine, white foam head. Rich roasted bread aroma, some toasty sugars, hints of berries and dirt. Light to medium sweet flavour with a surprising amount of sturdy roasted malts, hints of cocoa, toasted brown bread, mild earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish with nice toasted malts, some semi-dark berries, rich bread. Quite a good bit of character packed into this fella.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (18358) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (18065) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchtig, hopfig, dunkle Beeren. Geschmack rstmalzig fruchtig, hopig. Erinnert an ein IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17944) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (17225) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16711) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14660) - 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.


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