Brewed by Joules
Style: Bitter
Market Drayton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
The brewery has been designed and built with a single purpose; to brew the original and once world famous Joule’s Pale Ales. Their pale ale was legendary, and the beer which established the company. When Bass closed the brewery, the records including the brewer’s notes and methods were stored in the Bass archive at the museum site, and the yeast in the Bass yeast bank. In recent years Coors micro plant has brewed the original beer on a small scale using Burton water to wide spread acclaim. In October 2010 the new Joule’s brewery began to brew to the same recipe but with soft spring water again and at full scale. We look forward to the judgement of others – are we now truly brewing the original Joule’s Pale Ale. Brewed with a blend of crystal malt providing a biscuity base and tipple malt providing a malty sweet carmel flavour. The crisp, clear finish is provided by our local mineral water. Our special blend of hop flower gives the fruity, well rounded bitterness and slightly spicy aroma.

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Holmen2 (4288) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2018
From cask at Coopers Tavern, Burton, with OGJ 03.01.18. Clear dark golden. Persistent off-white head. Aroma and taste of sweet malt and a slight hint of marmalade. Low bitterness. Bland.

gunnar (9921) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2018
Cask at The Coopers Tavern, Burton-on-Trent. Pours clear nut brown with a small head. Aroma of malts, biscuit and some hops. Taste is well balanced , light sweet biscuity malts, with a suitable bitter hoppy finish.

saxo (19569) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2017
Cask @ Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Stafford. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, malt, flowers and hops. Sweet fruity finish.

Rasmus40 (22129) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2017
Cask @ Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Stafford. Cloudy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 280717

ManVsBeer (11126) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Cask @ Market Vaults, Tamworth. Golden with a small creamy head. Light and easy-drinking, inoffensive but bland.

Peteorn (17) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Excellent beer. Good head stays to the bottom. Mild aroma of nuts. Good initial taste and surperb finish, lasts well on the palate. Truely well brewed beer.

tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Cask, Chelmsford Ale House, 9/01/2016. On cracking form at my local. Good blackcurrants profile. Nice usage of Bramling Cross. Lots of strawberries and blackcurrants Gd yeast esters. Pretty clean and not a huge amount of Burton snatch on the profile which suggests the water needs a bit of work to complete the authentic recipe. It tasted very much like a modern day bitter. I’m sure it’s Bramling Cross. Well-made, clean and sessoinable.

Mr_Pink_152 (5753) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
On tap at the Golden Eagle. Deep golden colour with a thick creamy head. Aroma is fruity, and milk chocolate. Taste is light chocolate sweet.

cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Cask at brewpub... Soft biscuit malts nose... Light herbal fruits... Biscuit malts... Long herbal bitter linger

Towey1989 (3429) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2015 Cask at The Cock Inn, Leek (Joules) A pale amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, a little toffee and subtle cream. Taste is similar of caramel, a little toffee, subtle cream and slight floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, kind of grainy bitterness in the finish. Sessionable but bland. Had better bitters than this, very average.

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