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Brewed by Canterbury Brewers
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Canterbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask and keg uunpasteurised; Occasional
Brewed with Citra and Chinook hops

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3.5
john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2017
Cask at GBBF 2017, Olympia, London, Aug 2017 - Clear red brown in colour. Good foamy off-white head. Good lacing. Malty; toasty grainy malts, rye, caramel. Spicy. Fruity; orange and grapefruit citrus. Hoppy; good hop bitterness. Bittersweet rye malty spicy and citrus fruity throughout. Nice beer. Liked this. (2017-08)

3.2
evergreen0199 (3492) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Cask at The Great British Beer Festival 2017, Olympia, London. An orange/amber coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Fruity, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes fruity, malty, caramel, rye.

3.2
Theydon_Bois (20621) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Cask at GBBF’17, day one, 08/08/17. Amber with a decent light beige cap. Nose is sweet malts, fruit cake, toffee. Taste comprises earthy hops, spice, caramel, brown sugar, sweet tunes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Ok if a touch sweet.

3.4
MrTipple (6446) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Pine, overripe, citrus fruits, orange, orange peel, orange candy, sweet grain malts. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium bitter. More pine, floral hops, bittersweet citrus fruits, marmalade, floral hops, grass, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent ESB, quite intense. Cask at GBBF17, Kensington Olympia.

3.3
joe19612 (3074) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Ascot 2016. Pours a clear copper colour with a red tint and white head, aroma is sweet malt with dark fruit, taste is medium bitterness with with more fruit coming through with a dry bitter finish.

3
MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Spicy rye, dark cherry fruitiness and bitter hop resins coalesce in this hoppy brew’s sadly stagnant body.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head of foam atop the hazy mahogany.
-Hops also offer citrus and flower allusions.
-The mouthfeel and appearance are far from refined.
- The two cask beers I tasted here on this visit were easily the worst tendered casks on the entire month-long UK-Ireland trip.

On cask at the brewpub.

3
TBone (18223) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2016
Cask at brewpub, Canterbury. Copper-red color, small white head. Aroma has berries and some hops. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Caramalt, spicey hoppyness and berries. A bit of rye. American hops.

3.3
downender (8882) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Cask-conditioned at the Urban Tap House, Cardiff, 17/9/2015. Amber and slightly hazy, with a decent, off-white, head. Spicy malts, leafy hops,some red berries and a decnet, bitter, finish. Good.

3.4
JefVerstraete (3635) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2015
@ The Foundry, Canterbury. Amber colour, white head. Sweet malts with bitter hoppy finish. Some spicy notes. Easy drinkable. Good.

4.1
matstrange (247) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Fantastic dark red colour on pouring from the bottle but fantastic from the cask too (try it where its made, great little pub!) Has a heavy malt flavour thats very strong but very enjoyable. Definitely worth buying a few bottles to take home!


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