Brewed by Butts
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Hungerford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.

Hoppy and well balanced without being sweet

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FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2010 500ml bottle (5:3:7:3:11=2.9)
Mashy beer aroma. Slightly vegetably taste, but a pleasant bitter finish.
Rerate: Cask (Market Porter, London)
6 Sweet mashy aroma
3+ Rich gold, bready head
6 Simple bitter. Malty primarily
3 Soft palate, carbonation low. Late finish has fresh green hops
12 A bit dull at first, but a OK bitter.

harrisoni (19553) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2007
Cask gravity at Kent BF. Gold, bubbly white head. Bit yeasty on aroma. Some citrus hops. It’s a fairly standard citrusy bitter. Fine, if not outstanding.

johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle. Very clear and inviting.Hops dominate with citrus also present. lovely gentle bitterness that is crisp without being too sharp.Excellent.

downender (9008) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Hillgrove Porter Stores, Bristol 5/6/07. Amber coloured with little head. Hoppy aroma of hay and herbs. Well-balanced flavours of biscuity malt and hops with a long bitter finish.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask @ Reading Beer Festival. Slighty to the amber side of golden. Malt, wheat and alcoholic grapefruit in the nose. Similar flavour with a bitter hoppy finish.

cgarvieuk (26417) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2007
Golden orange, strong orange hoppy with bitter juicy finish, some sharper citrusy tones

Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 11, 2007
Cask, Turf Tavern, Oxford. Very clear pale copper, nicely sticky frothy white head. Softly herbal aroma: grassy, mint dill, hay. A bit of sulfur, but not distracting. Pleasant blended earthy/dill hop flavor, clean malt sweetness, a bit of mint hop finish. Gets a little sweet as the glass progresses, but lots of good flavor, and a nice Spring beer.

chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense) at London Drinker Beer Festival (Friday session), March 2006. Coppery bronze colour. Not much condition. Good hop attack in the aroma with the emphasis on citrus. More of the same on the palate - orange zest with touches of marmalade. Crisp, dry and bitter finish. Sharp as a razor. My type of bitter.

duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
[email protected] Beer festival. A lightly sweet hoppy bitter, with a slightly bigger body than most bitters. Quite pleasant.

Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
Cask Conditioned at Reading BF 2006 (Sunday). Cloudy amber colour. Fruity aroma. Sweet fresh tasting malty beer with fruit some hop character. Fairly standard but good body to it and very drinkable.

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