Brewed by Joseph Holt
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Manchester, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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"This pale tawny ale has an intense hoppy flavour and aroma with a refreshing citrus bite."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - - APR 11, 2006
Bottle from Morrisons. Pale amber. Fruity resinous hop aroma, with biscuity malt. Loses a little in the mouth, doesnt finish with the long hoppy smack the aroma would lead you to expect. Fair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 15, 2009
Bottle in Manchester. Pleasant malty body, nice citrus hoppiness - a refreshing beer. Enjoyable, but not overly complex. A cask version would be nice. Sweet fruit in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1294) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle from tied house. Dark gold with a white head. Surprisingly smooth and easy drinking. Bready malty base and fresh grassy hops. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (6249) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2009
Pale amber with thin foamy head. Light and easy to drink with a little zestiness and a clean, fresh finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24627) - Tyres, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2008
<i>Bottled at Monk’s Caf Wallingatan, Stockholm. </i> Hazy deep golden, small creamy head. Dusty fruit and minerally aroma. Medium sweet with well rounded mouthfeel. Bready malt with fresh grassy hops atop. Lingering mid strength bitterness. A pleasant solid bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2008
Bottle 50cl @ La Mort Subite, Alrincham, Cheshire England WA14 4DN.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, malt, fruity. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft and smooth. (280708)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2008
medium brown beer with a hint of tobacco in the nose. nice bitter flavour with an interesting bite on the palette. Not a bad session drink. avarage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Three Crowns, Macclesfield.
Dark gold with a thin white rim. Tobacco hoppage, caramel malty notes. Plenty of bread. Characteristic Holts maple syrup. Intense hoppy flavour? I dont think so. Ive had worse though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2008
Cheap in my new local, prefer some of the other Holts beers though. It smells like an ashtray with a load of liquorice rizla spliffs dimped out in it, fortunately it doesnt taste like it. 1.95 in a pub, not bad that. Got a toffee, caramel, syrupy kind of thing going on, not too much sweetness. Nice enough and I did enjoy it when I didnt get the smell. Just let down by the smell of an old peoples home though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6371) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2007
500ml bottle. Golden amber with a dense white head;slightly stewed caramel aroma with a hint of citrus; initially dry and hoppy, then developing a chewy, jammy, sweetness, some citrus flavours, kumquat perhaps, leaving a sticky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
Warm golden with a huge and nice head. The aroma has notes of fruit, caramel and the flavour is fruity with notes of caramel, roasted malt, nuts and a refreshing citrus bitterness. Its both very light and refreshing - but it also has a nice and full body, just like the others I tasted from the brewer. A clear recommendation!

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