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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Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
Ruby pour with a frothy tan head and clinging lace. Fruit, syrup aroma. Malt fruit and toffee flavour. Tart tangy finish. Hint smokiness.

Martin243 (1222) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Well, well. Earlier today, I had been bemoaning the bog-standardness of the Brown English Bitters I’ve had recently, and then the evening brings this: Deep russet pint, with a densely packed off-white head. Plumptious toffee and fruit aroma. Toffee blue fruit, and raisin flavours. Full bodied, chewy, smooth palate, bitter snap in the finish. I was reminded of Double Maxim, whih is a brown ale, which might give you a sterr as to the way this bitter leans. Lovely stuff.

JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
Bottled. Mild noswe of coffee. Pale brown creamy head. Malty roasty coffeyish taste. Average hops. A nice robust beer.

The_Bish (1146) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
More average brewing from Durham. Shame really. Biscuits with a little bitterness. Not very impressed. Sausage club. Roasties and gravy club. 2 clubs I am a member of. Good clubs those.

Gerbeer (4015) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark red/mahogany with light head of big bubbles. Aromas of wood, brown sugar, and a bit of sour mash. Flavours of burnt sugar, resin, and tobacco. Quite bitter.

Pudding (267) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
500ml bottle. Poured cloudy red/brown. Excellent lacing on glass from thick head. Taste: cherry. Overall: This beer is superior to many bottled beers I have tasted recently. A most unusual beer these days in comparison to the ubiquitous american hopped golden ales currently fashionable in the UK.

XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Best before June 2013. A frothy tan cap that settles fairly quick, but leave a volcanic crust and adequate lacing. deep ruby colour. Toffee and dry nut taste. aroma is roasted toffee. Nice dry finish with a pleasant carbonation.

simonblaine (593) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
Aroma: chocolate, nuts, caramel, frothy head, this is absolutely delicious. Another great beer from the Durham Brewery

BlackHaddock (7690) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
500ml Bottle conditioned: best before Dec 2013, poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 27 Nov 2012. Looked impressive: huge tan coloured head on a lovely ruby body with carbonisation bubbles rising through the clear beer. The smell was malts all the way: nutty, chocolatey and toasted brown bread. Flavour wise again the malts rule the tastes: still nutty, but so chocolatey, toasted/roasted biscuits with fruit notes within the biscuit. There is also an undertone of hop bitterness throughout the taste which balances out the semi-sweet malty molasses that are trying to take over completely. Well carbonated and almost ’fizzy’ on the palate.

danlo (3236) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
500ml bottle from the Crafty Pint Darlington Market. Dark amber brown colour, frothy tan head with a roast malt chocolatey aroma. Taste is tangy dry malt, chocolate, smokey notes, earthy. Medium bodied, oily mouth feel, some bitterness and residual sweetness. Quite drinkable.

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