Brewed by Durham
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bowburn, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Permanent. Also available bottle conditioned.
Evensong is a rich ruby coloured 20C English bitter. Based on an original recipe from 1937 this beer captures the flavour of its time. Goldings and Fuggles hops combine with darker malts to give a traditional English character.

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DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle from open all hours. Aroma is slightly tart fruit, grassy, smelly old cellar. Taste is bitter, pale malts, slightly iodine. Alright, but a million miles from an old ale.

FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2007
500ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2006) Rich red, healthy head. Rich aroma, fruity, malty and hoppy. Good roasty body, tangy, and very dry.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2007
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from the Bottle Stop.
Black red, totally opaque and topped with an impressive beige head. Rich and malty with an old dusty character. Pistachio notes along with chocolate and plum. Slightly soapy in the flavour with an almost floral and herbal character in the finish. Close to really good but falls just short of the mark.

joe19612 (3131) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle conditioned. A real dark amber beer with a thick white head. Plenty of roasty malt and hops. A very good beer.

hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2007
Cranmer’s 1549 Evensong service is one of the jewels of the Anglican ritual. The eponymous beer is pretty good too. Dark red brown with a huge, gushing off white head. Malty aroma, earthy and basic. Taste is roasted malt and ashy with a sourness in the background and some bitterness to follow. I enjoyed it after All Souls’ Evensong in a medieval parish church deep in the English Midlands, which seemed the right place and time.

DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2007
Fruity nose reminds me of christmas pudding and roasted elements, deep copper, foaming head disappears. Light body. malty mouthfeel, coffee and caramel notes, not much bitterness. A nice beer that as nice as it is could have been better.

Sigmund (8024) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2007
500 ml bottle, bought in Scarborough. Bottle conditioned. ABV is 5.0%. Copper coloured beer with a large and lasting creamy tan head. Pleasant aroma of fruity hops and malt. Lovely malty flavour with some caramel and fruity hops. A very nice and drinkable beer indeed.

imdownthepub (15518) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle conditioned, 500ml. Ruby to brown with slight white head. Rich malty beer, fruity with a touch of caramel, licorice, sweetish and a little chocolatey. Good drinking through the (almost) pint. A good BCA.

Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
This one floods out of the bottle upon opening. It’s dark brown with a nice head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and caramel - yummi... The flavour has a lot of roasted malt, that gives notes of caramel and nuts. It has a nice, dry bitterness. A really nice one.

ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2007
Bottled at Monks Café, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy dark reddish brown colour. Small bubbly tan-coloured head. Malty and a bit yeasty aroma of fudge, dades, black cherrirs and earth. Medium bodied with nots of nuts, fudge, grass and mild licorice. Rather bitter finish of grass, nut-shels, orange-peels and metal with sweet undertones of cocoa-powder.Pretty good!

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