Formerly brewed at Phoenix (Oak Brewing Co.)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Heywood, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Seasonal - September & October

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amhart88 (136) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Pleasant citrus aroma fails to prepare one for overwhelming astringent sharpness that makes any other details regarding taste and palate difficult to ascertain

Mr_Pink_152 (5400) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Pint from the Victoria, Lincoln. Pale gold colour, with a thick creamy head. The aroma has citrus, grapefruit. The taste does as well with a slightly sour bitter finish.

ManVsBeer (10926) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Cask @ Barum Top Inn, Halifax. Clear golden with a small head. Easy drinking with a malty character and a higher bitterness factor.

mike_77 (7011) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
Blond appearance. Sweet fruity aroma and taste with some orangey citrus. Texture is thin.

mr_h (5826) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Cask by handpump at Three Judges, Glasgow (this beer is now 4.5% according to the pumpclip) - golden ale, good white head with a slight haze, citrus hop aroma, grapefruit flavour counterbalanced with sweetness from the malt, very easy to drink, nice, good temperature, moderate carbonation

BlackHaddock (7562) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Oct 2011: Hand pulled pint in the excellent Cock Hotel, Wellington, Shropshire. Orangey pale hue to the amber body, on top a thin white head that refused to leave any lacing and became just a wisp after two sips. The smells were of semi-sour grapefruits, with some sugar cane esters for good measure. The taste also had the grapefruit citrusy feel to it, not so much sugar as the smell though: a slightly bitter aftertaste (hops?) took away the sourness of the grapefruit but didn’t detract from the overall flavours enough to ruin the beer in any way. Different, but not really exciting enough for me to have two.

cgarvieuk (25653) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2009
cask some where ... light hazy amber ... light fruit hop nose .. soapy grapefruit .. dry bitter linger.

berkshirejohn (6611) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2008
Cask at the Alexandra Hotel, Derby - ABV 4.5%. Gold with a thin white head; heady perfumed flora aroma; strong citrus taste with a well-balanced sweetness; tart grapefruit finish. Excellent.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Bar Fringe, Manchester 02/11/2002 Golden coloured and pale with some sour fruit flavour. Slightly dry full hop finish.

ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2003
(cask-conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden) Amber colour with some haze. Sweet aroma, hints of pears and oranges? Bitter grapefruity flavour with some papery and sour citrus notes. Long bitter finish. One-dimensional.

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