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


on tap


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedwoods42 (7) - West Midlands, - MAY 29, 2012
Beautiful crisp, sweet golden ale with a fruity, subtle bitterness underlying hoppy tang.

redders1974 (1728) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
Easy drinking pint some floral notes decent head light in colour for a bitter pint at the red lion littleborough from backlog

weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Not a fan of Robinsons or Elbow, both a bit watery and dreary for me. Didn’t hate this though. Slowly cleared to a clear amber gold with a thick off white head. Some floral hop notes, creamy vanilla, some stale tobacco, mild bitter finish.

Finn (8535) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
JDW Paramount, Manchester 25 Jan 13. Gyldenbrun. Lavt skum med litt lacing. OK fruktaroma. Fersken. Smaken forsiktig men en aner litt frukt. Blir syrlig etter hver. Rosiner i avslutninga. I søtligste laget.

jmgreenuk (10516) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 27, 2013
Cask at the Craven Arms, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is malty but a little weak. The flavour is medium to weak bitter, with malt and citrus notes. It’s a nice enough beer but lacks the complex flavours that I’m looking for. It’s more of an inoffensive real ale for me and a. introduction proper beer for those who have yet to see the light.

fonefan (52959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 2012, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, fruity, sugar. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120119]

Rune (14045) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2012
Cask, half pint, late night at the Castle Hotel. Clear, dark amber coloured body. Bright naked surface. Aroma is a mix of resin and bready malts. Leafy hops in flavour overlaid by malty sweetness leading to a dry bitter finish. Pleasing (Manchester, 06.07.2012).

Snegurochka (397) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2012
Cask at Castle Hotel, Manchester 4.Jul.2012. Looked dark amber to me, but hard to tell as I was enjoying it late in the evening and the bar wasn’t well lit. The small dense head was easy to spot, though.Malty aroma with a hint of smoke and fruit. First the malty sweetness, then you taste what reminds of cherry and sunflower seeds. The carbonation gives it an interesting sting.

ads135 (5232) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Light amber appearance. Clear and bright beer with some bready undertones. Bitterness at the end, hoppy and some citrus. Tried with the parents in London in 2012.

alenm (18) - Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
[email protected] Banana bread aroma gives way to bitterness with hints of spices, malt continues to dominate. Consistency is a little thin, but appearance is pleasant copper colour. A decent session bitter

mike_77 (7369) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2012
Slightly hazy copper colour. Lightly fruity taste with a bit of apple present. Rather thin and watery. Ok but a bit boring, much like the music of the band who created this beer.

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