Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Bitter
Stockport, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Bottle; Pasteurised.
Multi-platinum selling Manchester band elbow designed their ‘build a rocket boys!’ beer after a series of tastings at Robinsons Brewery in Stockport, a stone’s throw from elbow’s Manchester heartland.
Band members sampled a range of Robinsons’ ales to shortlist their preferred style of beer, taste and colour before deciding on a golden ale with a rich rounded body, smooth bitterness, subtle tang of malt and fruity aroma. elbow’s ale is a premium session bitter at 4.0% ABV, available in cask and bottle.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
flying_pig (1579) - - JAN 28, 2013
500ml bottle from Morrions (Glasgow, £1.95):
Medium strength malts, some caramel and a sort of metallic smelling end. There is a few bitter notes throughout and a touch of hops but it seems the makers played it safe with nothing adventurous in this one. It’s pretty faint with a few tinges of fruit in there too.
Clear amber colour with a large, four centimetre tall head that is creamy looking and forms a dome at the top of the pint. There is a lot of tiny bubbles rising to the surface and the head stays pretty well with no visible reduction in size to begin with.
Some caramel malts and a fruity taste to begin with, along with some lighter hops and a little sweetness. There is a touch of spice but the beer also tastes a little watery and too light.
Light bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly bitter finish although not enough for the style.

Not a great bitter, it was pretty basic and was lacking in strength both in the taste and the smell with the body being too light as well. Nothing out of the ordinary from it and it was also a little watery for my liking.

mrkleks (10) - - AUG 29, 2014
I didn’t enjoy it at all, but it was due to expire so who now_______________

ManVsBeer (10650) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Copper coloured with a thin head. Has a light caramel sweetness in its nose, less so in its taste but it’s fairly smooth tasting and pleasant in the palate.

Beese (2931) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. Poured a clear copper colour, with a medium, white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and some mild metallic notes. Boiled sweet in the flavour, with grass and toffee. Finish was rather fake; cream soda, copper and some chewy malt.

Mr_Pink_152 (5093) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
500ml bottle. Copper amber colour little white head. Slight aroma of malt. Taste is of malt, citrus and caramel. Relatively high carbonation.

kayres (888) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Hazy orange thin white head. Very light fruity aroma. Sweet bit bready. Very bland hop flavor but light and easy to drink ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

worldbeertaste (1804) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Amber copper with a medium white, lacy, lasting head. Smells of sweet malt, fruit, wheat and wood. Thin oily body. Sweet caramel malt with a light bitter fruity finish. Rather boring without much character.

johndoughty (5465) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Golden with an unusual texture and mouth feel that is hard to explain. Definitely a different bitter. Unusual name. unusual beer.

Pizd (435) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
(Bottle): Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and an overly sweet fruit note. Similar notes in taste. Very bland and leaves a tacky sweet aftertaste. Disappointed.

Erzengel (8872) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2013
Thanks to Seanyfo for this bottle. Copper colour with huge beige head. The beer starts a bit watery, malty, not too intense. The mainpart is a bit weak, highly drinkable but lacks on aroma. Malty, a bit sweetish, but not more. The aftertaste is medium, malty-watery with a slightly bitter note, that harmonises nice, but is too light. --> nice beer, but sadly with a huge lack on aroma. --> 7/12/6/7

gegwilson (3724) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle from Rhythm & Booze, Ripon. A pretty standard English bitter. Amber coloured with a diminishing white head. Not much to report. Those Elbow boys should probably stick to making records.

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