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style
Brewed by Ringwood (Marston's)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ringwood, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Previously available bottle conditioned.
Brewed since 1978. Ceased being bottle conditioned after Marston took over in 2007.
Ingredients: Marris Otter malt; Challenger, Goldings and Progress hops. Fuggles added after 2007.
The name refers both to the abv, and, by reference to the Californian goldrush of 1849, to the golden colour.

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3.4
gowdy (1116) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Pint at The Tyburn JDW near Marble Arch. Dark brown perhaps a hint of red. Not much head or gas.

3.4
CraftBeerNick (2969) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask at Spoons, 21st March 14. Not a bad pint, preferred it over Old Thumper. OK bitter

3.4
ShivanDragon (4698) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
sample from the ringwood brewery, brown/copper with a white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, biscuit, some toasted malts, Taste likewise, mild, medium sweet, medium bitterness, cold, soft carbo, weak body, long caramel finish

3.3
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2008
On tap in Newcaslte area. Standard, golden english pint pour. Taste is nice, distinct hops, fresh and grassy with a moderated bitter flavour. Very enjoyable, one of the best pints I’ve tasted lately. Reccomended.

3.3
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2010
Quite a dark copper/brown colour. Rich malty aroma, more so than other ESB’s I’ve had recently. Has some spicy hop aroma too. Flavour is also malt driven and moderately rich.

3.3
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Originally gave this 7374 but after the beer that followed found this to be simply OK. Quite a spicyness to this, orangey as well, nice beer.

3.3
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Cask at Turfcutters Arms, East Boldre; gold, thin white head; aroma of caramel and malt; full biscuity malt flavour up front, leading to some dried fruit; quite a hoppy, bitter finish; this tasted much better than I remembered it from the past - possibly because I’d just cycled from Brockenhurst and everything seems to taste better after cycling.

3.3
AshtonMcCobb (7027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2014
On cask at the Stan Laurel. Appearance - amber with a decent head. Nose - toffee and a touch of pale malt. Taste - toffee and apple. Some biscuit and spice on the end. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - not sure it’s an ESB by modern standards but enjoyable despite not having the extra depth.

3.3
invinoveritas (156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Pours a clear but deep light brown with a respectable head. Sweetness and maltiness on the nose which transfer to the taste, carried well by the thick-enough body. Some strange notes as well though (those carrots again?).

3.3
GuideDogSaint (1809) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 5, 2017
Cask half at the Coronation Hall, Surbiton. Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma of toffee and malt. Toffee taste. Sweet finish with some body.


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