Formerly brewed at Ellenberg’s
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
London, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Bottle conditioned; Regular

This is an amber-coloured ale, top-fermented. It has a malty nose with a hint of fruit and honey, and a subtle honey-like bitter finish

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Theydon_Bois' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (20905) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle split at Craft Beer Clerko, 26/06/13, thanks to Kenneth I believe. Murky golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is biscuit base, orange, hops, light plastic. Taste comprises malt, biscuit, grain, bread dough, faint hops - a basic concotion of flavour. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with a little bitterness. Slightly sub par/mediocre start up bitter.

johndoughty (5566) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle. Amber and quite lively upon opening. Malty and slightly spicy. Quite complex and rather nice.

Gary (2088) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
500ml: pretty fucken flavoursome ESB: this shit exploded everywhere but when sampled it : typical malty toffee or caramel nose. Apple covered cakeiness..some Brett suggested. Pours with big ass head that died too soon. Notes of cakey maltiness or biscuit maltiness. Apple. Dried almond. Lots of caramel. A peppery,dry alcoholic spice texture, with a Brett accent is here too. Nice one.

BeerViking (5084) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle, pours a cloudy orange-brown with a thin white head and a lightly spicy and yeasty nose, earthy, yeasty and dry-bitter body, slight fruitiness.

Beersiveknown (5303) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail

Pours hazy mid amber brown. Herbal, earthy aroma, medium body and carbonation, bit muddy with no clarity of flavour but not bad per se.

TBone (18391) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle 500ml (AbM, bottled 04/03/2013)

Clear orange-amber color, good creamy off-white head. There is some sweet fruityness in the nose. Light to medium-bodied. Dry with some fruity hints, woody hoppyness and yeasty flavors. Simple with weakish flavors.

berkshirejohn (6687) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. Amber with a billowing cream head; attractive malty aroma with some orchard fruit and honey; smooth and malty in the mouth, with caramel, pear and honey, and gentle grassy bitterness; the finish is rather on the sweet side with a touch of grapefruit, but overall this is a good bitter.

fonefan (51593) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, honey, toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, earthy honey, honey sweet, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130811]

harrisoni (19413) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle from Sourced Market St Pancras and drunk at home. Hazy amber lasting off white head. Toffee malt aroma. Caramel. Not much hop, some on the finish, some bitterness. It’s a caramel, slightly earthy hop bitter. Sweet caramel is quite attractive. It’s a decent caramel and hop bitter. Decent

Leighton (22551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle shared by Ken at a CBC Clerkenwell tasting - London. Pours hazy gold with a light, creamy white foam head. Dry straw in the nose, dry pale bread too. Light sweet flavor with mellow minerals, straw, further dry pale malt character. Light bodied with average carbonation. Simple finish, sun-kissed hay, dry bread. OK.

TimE (6165) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2013
Light amber color, honey, woody, soft hop notes, very austere. The mouth is very malt accented, well balanced, but I noticed a touch of band-aid. Slight bitter finish. Decent English bitter that is a bit more amped up than usual.

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