Brewed by Bradfield
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
High Bradfield,, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A distinctive fruity pale ale, well balanced with a powerful floral bouquet, full-bodied and a predominantly dry aftertaste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (8517) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 9/03/2011. Deep gold with a slight white head. Some citrus hop character with a touch of pineapple and dryish finish. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2423) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle, Sheffield, UK. Pure gold colour. Floral pine aroma with some lime in the background. Bright fresh flavour, active but not overpowering. Pepper at first, then transitions to a long dry finish with some sweetness on the tip of the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Appearance: clear straw and baled hay under a white head which leaves lace and a blotchy thin layer of foam behind. Swirls with a thicker collar without disturbing the already established lace.
Nose: breads; whole fresh loaves direct from the bakery. Gentle fresh herbs; basil, sage. Honey kisses. Cut straw and freshly baled hay, dry and crisp.
Palate: clean, crisp, and dry in the back of each quaff. Straw and bread crust. Herbs linger in the breath with fresh dried basil and sage. Honey crust in the middle with fresh baked white breads. Lemon skin provides pleasant bitterness in the back, lingering atop the tongue. Sense of brightness overall with flavors centered in the middle.
Final Thoughts: quintessentially English, if I do say so myself. A session quaffer with fresh breads and herbs being the welcome stars of the show. Thanks to Sharon for bringing back this gem from her trip to England.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (11020) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle Clear straw-colored ale with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. Peppery musky bouquet almost herbal pale grains and is that basil? Light-bodied and fizzy. The flavor is well-balanced and clean. Lightly bitter. Short, crisp finish. Bottle courtesy of otakuden!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (14333) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest 10. Gold with white head. There is a heavy floral note about this, some sweetness and toffee, a touch heavy. Quite challenging to the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (11266) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. Sweet hay and barley malt aroma. Slightly hazy yellow color wtih moderate head. Sweet honey, barley malt, and moderately bitter hay hops flavor. Decent body. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4565) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2010
Cask @ Bon Accord. Pale golden colour, white bubbles. Aroma is lots of lemon. Flavour is lemon hops, bit of grapefruit. Flavour is fruity, grapes. Slightly dry finish. Can be very refresing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (47985) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium to dark yellow to orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, sweet malt, malt extract. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20100118]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (36901) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has acidic notes of vegetables, malt, and citrus. The flavor is sweet primary notes fo acidic vegetables as well as lemon and a bit of malt, leading to a dry finsish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear golden with a huge, lively off-white head. Fresh and fruity nose with a little caramel. Medium body, sweet fruit and a little caramel with a vague underlying c-vitamin kinda tartness. No bitterness though. 180110

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