Burton Bridge Big Ben

Formerly brewed at Burton Bridge
Burton-on-Trent, England
4.5% Bitter | 2 Ratings | Special Release |
Cask; Special (Gold Medal Ale series) - September 2009.

Gold Medal Ales are produced monthly in recognition of some of the ’greats’ of history. This month’s story :-
There are two versions of why the bell of Westminster is called Big Ben. The most likely one is that it was named after the then current bare-knuckle champion boxer Ben Caunt. Big Ben himself stood 6’ 2” and scaled 17 stone. His namesake stands 7’ 6” and weighs in at over 13 tons. In September 1859, two months after going into service, it cracked, but a lighter hammer was fitted with the crack turned away from it so that it could once more ring out with the distinctive off pitch note that persists to this day.

Colour: Rich Amber
Nose: Beery with a pronouced hop
Taste: A balanced maltiness with hoppy bitterness
Hops: Target, Challenger, Northdown & Stryian Goldings

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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