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45
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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

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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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3.3
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?).

3.2
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2004
Slightly clouded anber hue with a foamy white head. Floral hoppy nose. Well balanced beer with a bitter hoppy finish and a good malt back bone

3.2
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2004
Mid amber colour. This is predominantly a fruity, malty brew, with some bitterness to provide decent balance and a dryish finish, again with lingering fruit. Quite full bodied. Nice, but not spectacular. Cask (handpump), Shakespeare’s Head (JDW), Kingsway, London.

3.2
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2004
Cask conditioned, Hogshead, Marlow, BucksThis pub occupies the former high street frontage of the now gone Wethereds brewery (the rest of the brewery site is now occupied by houses). Brown, slightly soapy bitter than is average-good, and nothing to write home about.+

3.2
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2005
Poured from the bottle, a slightly cloudy amber/brown, the head quickly disappeared. A hoppy aroma with melon notes, nicely combined with malt. A sweet maltiness taste with a bitter finish. A bit carbonated.

3.2
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2006
Cask. Clear golden, with a small off-white head. Malty start on the aroma, with some fruity hops coming after a little while. Fruity flavor with grapes, grapefruit and lime, and a caramelly maltiness. Thin to medium body and a hop-fruity finish with malty notes. A pleasant bitter. (060710)

3.2
fonefan (49427) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2006
Poured from the bottle, a slightly cloudy amber/brown, the head quickly disappeared. A hoppy aroma with melon notes, nicely combined with malt. A sweet maltiness taste with a bitter finish.

3.2
Tranquillity (2337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2008
Half-hazy orange, big white head. Taste oaky and fruity. Very good. Aroma of fruits.

3.2
tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2012
First tasted this in the Olde George Inn, Christchurch in August 1983. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear garnet red in colour with a thin white head. Dusty floral hops short in the aroma. Thin creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a fiery maltloaf base with juicy sultanas. Short prickle of hops give a floral, citrus flavour to the bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty with sweet vinous fruit notes full in the mouth. A decent ESB and well recommended.

3.2
Sjohnh (947) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Not bad at all this. Golden brown with a white head, medium bodied with a pleasant toffee caramel taste. Not much hops flavour, but very drinkable.


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