Brewed by Mordue
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
North Shields, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
This new, deep red beer, using all-British ingredients, has been brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. The blend of hops used results in a spicy, floral aroma, followed by a full, earthy, fruit flavour throughout. Hops: Admiral, Challenger, East Kent Goldings, First Gold

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downender (8928) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Cask, on gravity at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol October 2015. Reddish brown in colour, with a slight, off-white, head. Bready malts, a touch of orange fruit, caramel sweetness and a moderately bitter finish. Ok.

Mr_Pink_152 (5633) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Tried at the Ritz (JDW). Deep ruby colour with an off white head. Dark fruit and nutty aroma with a taste that is bitter and a bitter sweet finish

evergreen0199 (3503) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Cask at William Jolle (Spoons) Northwood Hills. An amber/brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, caramel aroma. Tastes malty, caramel, slight spice, earthy.

AshtonMcCobb (6948) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2015
On cask at the Standing Order.
Appearance - amber with a decent head.
Nose - biscuit citrus and light toffee.
Taste - more of the same.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall - it had a decent amount going on.

madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
26th October 2015
Crosse Keys Spoons. Cask. Clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and has modest fine carbonaton. Light malts, a trace of tangy caramel. Mild citric peel in to dried friuts. Some strong floral bitterness in the light semi dry finish. Not bad.

jjsint (3518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Handpull cask at the Pilgrims Progress (JDW), Bedford. Light brown, translucent, quite a lot of carbonation. Scent of cola, caramel, along with stout aromas such as chocolate and coffee. Sweet and malty, almost cloying. There is a bittering hop taste but the bitterness and sweetness don’t balance, but rather seem to exacerbate one another. Still fairly tasty, although the palate is a bit thin.

Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Cask at The Bishops’ Mill (JDW), Durham, £1.89/pint.

Brownish amber beer with a very thin, off-white head that still manages to lace the glass. It smells of very little, maybe light grassy, grainy notes but the taste is much better in an unexpected way. There’s loads of sweet melon and peardrop in the early flavour before a long, dry finish with hints of smoked pine. The juxtaposition of early syrupy, sugary sweetness and late heavy dryness is strange but it works for me. The palate is smooth but a little mouth-coatingly yeasty.

SilkTork (5881) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
JDW, Staines. Proper beer this. Good malty beer with a healthy dusting of earthy, dusty, tree bark hops. Perhaps a tad too many hops for my taste, and the malt not quite sweet enough, and there’s a lack of character and distinction, but best beer this morning.

mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Cask at the crosse keys. Mid copper, reddy coloured pour with a lasting loose cream coloured head. Aroma is woody, nutty malts, some hedgerow woodland beery, light toffee. Flavour is composed of rich nutty malts, toffee grainy, Berry hop with woody brambles in the finish. Palate is medium bodied, decent cask condition. Good bitter.

imdownthepub (15380) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Brown with cream head. There is a fruity sweetness to this, malty but with a tartish, syrupy character. Not over keen on it.

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