Brewed by Leighton Buzzard
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Leighton Buzzard, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
A mid brown best beer with similarities in colour and strength to a traditional best bitter but benefitting from the generous use of American Cascade and Perle hops to deliver a fruity refreshing beer. For each cask sold a £1 goes towards the All Saints Preservation Trust (charity no: 1077207) looking after the town’s iconic church – the finest in Bedfordshire according the John Bentjeman.

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Rasmus40 (22782) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2018
Bottle from BEER:shop, St. Albans. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, light buttery and toffee. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 160218

saxo (20060) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2018
Bottle from BEER:shop, St. Albans. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, butterscotch, fruits, malt and hops.

joe19612 (3172) - Camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown colour with a thin white head, light hop aroma, the taste is medium bitterness and with a dry bitter finish.

downender (9089) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2017
Cask-conditioned, at the Lime Kiln, Bristol, 2/10/2017. Amber in colour, with a tight, off-white, head. Aroma of hedgerow fruit, leafy hops and a hint of caramel. Flavour had more fruit, some crisp, yet chewy malts, a hint of toastiness and citrus sweetness, before a lingering, bitter, finish. Enjoyable.

jjsint (3735) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2017
Handpull cask at the Albert, Hitchin. Light to mid-brown, with a smattering of whitish head, clear. A woody astringency is overlain by a nicely pungent blackberry note. Taste starts bittersweet with some fruity tannic notes, but turns bitter very quickly. Astringent without being in the least unpleasant, leading to a long and extremely bitter finish. Enough natural carbonation in the body to give it a nice lift. A very moreish cask bitter.

Vladivostok (491) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2017
Mid-amber with a nice palate and a big flavour from the American hops. There are many similar beers around (e.g. Purity’s Mad Goose) but it’s a genre I rather like, so a fair-high rating.

Theydon_Bois (22083) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle at home, 16/12/16. Golden copper with a decent off white head. Nose is caramel, sweet malts, perfume, toffee apple, fruit esters, biscuit crumble. Taste comprises toffee, candied orange, sweet fruit mash, brown bread, biscuit crumbs, caramel, fruit loaf, light spice. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with a light bitter linger. Really solid ESB.

fonefan (53400) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2016

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 2015, National Winter Ales Festival (2015), The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE24 8JE.

[ As Leighton Buzzard Restoration Ale ].
Clear medium amber color with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, light hoppy, grapefruit, vomit notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, grapefruit, sweet malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150212]

RichTheVillan (8646) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Cask at Milton Keynes Beer Festival; clear golden amber pour with a bubbly white head, aroma has sweet malts, taste has crisp citrus, sweet malts.

ThirstyBird (3032) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
On gravity cask at the Bald Buzzard in Leighton Buzzard. The beer pours a clear light amber with a small tan head. The smell is toasted malt, some fruit, a little nutty. The taste is dry up front, toasted malt, fruit, some nuttiness then a very dry slightly bitter ending. Light+ in body with light carbonation. Nice crisp one.

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