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


on tap


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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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Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
bright ruby colour, relatively clear smells like stank farmyard. actually a bit of manure. stank malt. not a fan.

Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
500ml bottle from Drink of Fulham, drunk 11th July 2010. Chestnut in colour with a persistent beige head. Nose has a bit of spice but is mainly musty and old. Taste has some fruitiness, mainly toffee & toasted malt. Rather soapy too. Clings to the mouth. Medium bodied. Overall I was really disappointed with this as I’d been so impressed by the Benedictus.

Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2010
A clear red/brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of fruits like cherry with some caramel with nutes. The taste is some sweet of fruits and bitters op hops. A little alcohol. The aftertate is a little sweet with bitter.

vanvenlo (1885) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2010
23 Oct 2006 - Sweet malt & spicy hop tinged, with choc malt aroma. Darkbrow-black colour, ordinary head and lacing. Complex broad hop and light malt flavour. Lingering hop and light sweet malt finish.

Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2009
Cask @ 3 Judges. Amber colour, tan head. Aroma of toasted malts and fruits. Flavour of toasted malts, dark fruits, sour fruits. Sour finish.

Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2009
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 27 Nov 2009) Dark reddish brown colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, prunes and a touch of coffee. Malty taste with dark bread, prunes, raisins, wort and spicy hops in a fairly dry finish. More than medium body. Nice and well balanced old ale.

fonefan (49343) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, dark berry, dried fruit, light roasted nad chocolate, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. [20091104]

Rune (12777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2008
500ml. Bottle conditioned. Champion of Great Britain 2005. Off-white head resting on top of a ruby coloured body. Firm and plain malty aroma. Flavoured with dark sweet malts, dark fruits added a moment of cocoa. Dry bitter endnotes. Medium bodied (11.08.2008).

TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 4, 2008
Whoa - the Evensong doesn’t travel so well - upon opening, it spews forth. Quickly pouring the bottle (in New Zealand), it is a cloudy brown with a foamy off white head. The nose is good though, floral and malty, with hints of stone fruits - very warming. I think the palate has been thrown around too much in the travel, but the mouthfeel is bitter and full. The malt flavours are somewhat earthy, with tobacco. In the finish, the malty becomes more bready with a lingering fruity hop bitterness. A shame to not be drinking it in the UK, where I am sure its performance would have been better, but I can still sense what made it a Champion.

Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2008
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark brown colour with a ruby hue; huge foamy beige head; nice lace; subtle aroma of toasted malts, caramel and prune; solid carbonation, medium-bodied, moderate bitterness; aftertaste of ashes and prune - unusual and deeply interesting

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