overall
50
80
style
Brewed by Elgoods
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Wisbech, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal. Available January & February
A full bodied, warming ale of 4.7% ABV. Brewed with well-roasted malts and generous amounts of English hops, for a satisfying finish. The use of wheat malt as well as finest Pale Maris Otter malt results in a rich, full malty flavour. A blend of Fuggles and Goldings hops give good depth to the bitter finish of the beer.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2010
cask at cloister ... stilage ... brown ...cherry toffee nose ....sweet woody toffee malts ... soft easy

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36471) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2009
Cask at a Wetherspoons in Manchester. A nut-brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and nuts as well as light notes of metal. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2012 Cask conditioned handpump Wootton WMC. A dark chestnut coloured beer with an off white head. The aroma has hints of tiredness with some fruit skin notes. There is better signs to the flavour though which is malty and there are coffee notes. Fruit then comes through and theres a fair amount of bitterness. A nice taste, shame about the nose. Score 3.0
Subsequent rating scored 3.3. Average becomes 3.1

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6371) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2009
[Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading.] Chestnut with a loose cream head; caramel malt aroma; malty flavour with some roast nuts and well balanced bitterness, and a long hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1294) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End Harrow. Dark copper with off white head. Good pure tasting toffee malt with a late gentle hop finish. More of a winter ale to me rather than a premium bitter. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2008
Cask conditioned @ Humble Plumb, Soton. Toffeish malts well balanced with earthy leafy hops. Some nutty toasty hints linger. Reasonably bitter finish prevents this from being to sweet. Whilst this wasnt bad Im not always especially keen on the maltiers bitters this one was lifted above the ordinary by the hop element.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (7039) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2008
Cask at The Market Porter London Bridge 5 Feb 08. Dark amber colored. A creamy head. Pleasant aroma with hints of fruit. A bit weak in flavor. Dry finish. Quite thin. No ice observed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (18000) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
Cask handpull at Market Porter, London. Ruby with lasitng beige head. Im guessing that it is supposed to be an old ale but can see its down as an ESB. A malty ashy aroma, but then too much caramel in the mouth and no sourness. But a tingly dry hop. As a darkish ale, yep, not bad, bit too sweet up front, but the hop stings the teeth on the finish. Interesting. A malt toffee hoppy beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Very dark brown with a small white head. Appealing aroma of ash, liquorice and smoked bacon. Lovely rich, nutty, sweet, dark malt taste with a bitter finish arriving right on cue. Outstanding. 27.1.09. Cask at Spoons, Milton Keynes, Slightly too much all-butter fudge in the taste. Rated 6,4,6,4,12: 3.2

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2008
The Burnt Post, Coventry. Chestnut measure with wet dog and egg-smeared nose. REAL. Or maybe past its best. Walnut varnish bitterness still, sourish and slightly vinous. Butter on Hovis biscuit afters. Dull as dishwater.


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