Brewed by Palmers
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bridport, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available in pasteurised bottle.
Full bodied, rich and malty, with a distinctive hop character. First brewed in 1994 to celebrate 200 years of brewing at Palmers. So popular that it is now our flagship premium ale.

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Niall73 (2434) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
Cask at the Harp. Pours a clear amber colour. Aroma is rich, sweet malt loaf. Medium body. It's fruit cake - nutmeg, a little dark sugar and plums. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Bottled 15/08/13. A classic brown coloured beer with a little off-white head. A good sweet fruity beer with nice brown fruits. A decent length and boozy feel. A friendly sweeter bitter. Score 3.6
Subsequent rating also scored 3.6

Scopey (15906) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Cask at The Claret. It pours deep amber with a small white head. The nose is earth, light spice, wood and leather. The taste is caramel, wood, butterscotch, berry, earth, leather and some alcohol warmth with a dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. A decent ESB.

danlo (3303) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
Cask at The Old Yark Tapas Bar Darlington. Clear copper amber colour, creamy white head and malty aroma. Taste is caramel, biscuit, yeasty, toffee. Medium smooth body, some bitterness, drinkable bitter.

mt_hall (211) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
Bottled. Clear red-brown colour, with small off-white head. Fresh floral aroma. Medium bodied malt flavours to start, with a slighty bitter, resin finish.

fonefan (51665) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, burnt toffee, burnt caramel, light roasted. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, burnt notes, nutty notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100805]

leaparsons (10809) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2010
Cask, Melton Fest 10. Dark amber with an off-white head. Aromas are toffee and fudge with pear and chocolate. Citrus with floral aspects and melon. Flavours are sweet weetabix and chocolate with tart citrus. Melon and earthy hops with floral aspects and spicy hops. Decent.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2010
[email protected] Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, nectary, tropical fruity juicy along with some mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is fruits, toffee, nectar and some grass. Pretty dry and bitter finish.

FatPhil (17167) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2010
Cask (GBBF2010)

6 Sweet malty aroma

3 Deep orange, small head

6 Pear drops, very estery and a bit chemical.

3 Soft palate, carbonation low. Apple flaws in the finish.

10 This went wrong somewhere before reaching the glass.

yespr (48206) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small and lacing white head. Aroma is caramelish and butter. Rather malty flavoured with a distinct butterish note. Sweet and caramelish finish. Ends dry.

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