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


on tap

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RATINGS: 57   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Blonde ale with a large fluffy white head. Fruity blond with a well rounded bitter flavour. Finishes well and is superb condition. Drinking with Yogi, Pivo and their friends Joe and Kelly (Silk was on his way). Our first beer at the Lock just before the doors shut, and a great night was just getting better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36182) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2004
The aroma is lovely of oranges and aroma hops. The color is orange and it has no head. The flavor is lightly sweet in the beginning, watery in the middle, but with a good bitter end combined with notes of grass and oil. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (14034) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Wharf House, Oxford. Golden beer with frothy head. Warm smooth fruity beer with orange peel flavours and plummy undertone. Loads of hops, loads of flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nuffield (4127) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Light yellow/amber but a milky froth of a head. Hoppy, floral aroma which would strike pleasing notes with many American tasters. Very smooth and oh so creamy. Strong citrus flavors, pink grapefruit, touch of tangerine, but the bitterness, while definite there, is beautifully held in balance in ways that most American brewers of IPAs could only dream of achieving. [This is organic? So the pump-clip says.] Holy cow, I can't believe I'm rating a standard UK cask ale this high...on this night, in this pub, at least, this was a truly outstanding glass of beer. (on tap, Hobgoblin, Oxford)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SilkTork (5666) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2002
A good Sunday morning breakfast: a cold, damp, slightly greasy marmalade on toast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2002
Amber; fruity, good foresty hops; slight toastiness. Interesting bottled English ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DartingTrough99 (1) - - SEP 25, 2001 does not count
This ale is superb! The aroma still reminds me of the first time I tried it. Its a warm fruity ale, that has a great afters. The Brewery is small but very friendly. They dont have a huge area of coverage, but if you see this in a pub, try it. You will not be dissapointed.

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