Brewed by Chiltern
Style: Bitter
Aylesbury, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
The brewery flagship - first brewed in 1982 - the beer takes its name from the numerous beech trees synonymous with the area.
"A hearty and well-rounded beer with a 'nutty' flavour and punch."
Ingredients: Pale ale malt, crystal malt; hops.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (11601) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
Cask gravity at the Berko beer fest. A light hazed burnt orange amber coloured pour with a loose off white head, Aroma is nutty brown malts, little soapy cif lemon, tangy toffee apple. Flavour is composed of semi sweet malts, burnt toffee, tangy apple, little grassy hop, Palate is little. Pithy, decent cask condition. Semi sweet., ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18924) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Gravi-cask at the brewery, 28/01/17. Copper golden pour with a decent off White cap. Nose is biscuit, light fruit rinds, malty notes, brown bread. Taste comprises light fruit loaf, biscuit, toffee, earthy notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying close peppered with leafy hop bitterness. Decent enough bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 9, 2017
Gravicask (StABF2016) (5+:4:6+:4:12+=3.1+++)
Nice copper, brief head. Solventy minty aroma. Light malty taste. Sweetish, fullish palate. Balance is good, drinkability high. Nice characterful bitter with both aromatic and bitering hops, a touch herbal. Nice one once youre past the strange aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (8496) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2016
*Old rating, cask in the UK. Nice malty Ale. The typical yeast characteristics is there, the body is full with malty aroma, smooth and easy to drink. For the ABV nice and round, moderate bitter in the aftertaste with nice nuts and malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbonde (355) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
Pint from [email protected] Arms, Hemel [email protected] 10 degrees. Pours dark amber with small beige head with sufficient retention. "Warm" malty, nutty aroma reflected in the taste, where also a little hop bitterness to contrast the caramel, bisquit and nutty flavours kicks in. This bitterness also carries over in to the aftertaste where it gradually takes over from the inherent sweetnes.Good mouthfeel and easily drinkable. I like more hops in my beer but this is definitely classic British bitter and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tarosama (84) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bought @ The Brewery, Take Home 2pt Pack. Dark ruby colour, full body with toffee like sweetness, low carbonation, no head. Pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5931) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
Amber bodied with stable small beige head. Maltier bade than I expected, caramel and biscuit, with fresh hops, quite piney for a classic English bitter. Creamy mouth feel, not too thin for the abv. Great drinkability and properly bitter. Hooray! Rightfully recommended to me by the friendly bartender at The Royal Standard of England. I happily pass that recommendation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8911) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
ambrata buona secchezza lieve malto tostato discreto amaro lieve erbaceo terroso lieve fruttato

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (44046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty, light fruity. Bitter, toasted malty and breadish. Bitter and dry, light herbal hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vladivostok (483) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
Carbonation levels are usually low and head seldom lasts beyond half way. Distinctive combination of flavours. Personally, I like it. Not everyone does.

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