Brewed by Little Beer
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Guildford, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
375ml bottles - filtered. Occasionally on cask.

An English Pale Ale brewed with the Pale, Wheat, Crystal and Biscuit malts, with the addition of sweet chestnuts in the mash.
On a fine autumns evening, after kicking up the leaves on a long walk in the woods this is the beer to come home to. Warm, full-bodied, mellow, with fruit and biscuit flavours in the centre and a little smokiness on the edge. It has a honey colour & the fresh aroma of hay and earthy hops. Highly quaffable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2016
On keg in King & Co. This was a light chestnut brown beer with an off white head. Nose was nutty, citrous, caramel, fruity, grassy. Taste had rather a lot going on. Toasty grains and malt, caramel, nutty but with some citrous, fruit, slight tartness, hay and grassy, earthy hops. Not quite all working smoothly together, but perfectly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 15, 2015
Pours a dark but clear copper with a slightly off white head. Grassy hop aroma. Taste is smooth and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (7631) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy light copper pour with a thin off white head, fruit and malt aroma, taste is nutty with some dark fruits, a hint of toffee, robust malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (7647) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 12, 2015
Keg at The Rake, London. It pours a clean amber red color with no head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramely, piney and citrousy. Taste is medium bitter and lightly sweet, with notes of caramel, malt, grains, pine needles, citrus peel. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, unexciting and quite bland

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
375ml bottle. pours a clear dark orange/amber colour with thin off white head. frothed quite a lot so had to wait for it to settle. aroma is hops, weak malts and spices. i guess i get chestnuts in the aroma and taste but its faint. smooth, quite sweet and lightly spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7824) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Keg at Draft House. Dark orange or light brown, slightly hazy, dense white head, light lacing. Aroma is liquorice, bock lager, syrupy, some nut. Body is medium, a bit foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is toffee, chestnut, honey. Its a bit like a bock lager or a Belgian strong ale in flavour. Very interesting stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (16163) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle thanks to Colin. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of toasted chestnut, smoked malt, smoked caramel, light pit fruit and toffee malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
Pours attractive, with a head that holds up well, but not much carbonation. Aroma is overwhelming chestnuts which is a bit disconcerting, very sweet, and then some yeastiness. Taste - smooth and rich. Lovely bitter finish. But something missing in the middle - not enough fizz? Overall, pretty easy drinking - no complaints about that though. Not sure if the chestnuts are a good addition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
29th September 2012
Borefts Beer Festival IV. Day 2 (warm up tasting in Jan & Charlottes room). Clear amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Creamy malt with mild dried fruits. Obvious and sweet chesnut throughout. Trace of apple. Dry finish with very mild hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (48090) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2012

Bottle 375ml. @ [ Hotel tasting @ Hotel Tulip - Bodegraven ] before 4th Borefts Beer Festival 2012.

Clear medium orange amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chestnuts, sweet chestnuts. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chestnut bitter, sweet chestnut, malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120929]

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