Saffron Turpin's Temptation

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Brewed by Saffron
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bishops Stortford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask, Year-round;
Warming malty beer with nutty and bittersweet toffee flavours. Originally named Chestnut Grove after a street in Southend-on-sea, where the brewery’s founder first started home-brewing (at the age of 9!) . However, our current head brewer got tired of people asking if it contained chestnuts, so it is now named in honour of the famous highwayman, who was born just down the road at our brewery tap, the Bluebell Inn.

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jjsint (3437) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Handpull cask at the St Radegund. As ’Turpin’s Temptation’. Mahogany and flat, flat, flat. Oak cask, red wine, cinnamon and forest floor accompany the mega malty hit in this beer’s aroma. Taste is a balance between the sweet malt and the balancing sour-bitter funk that cask-conditioned malty beers often get. Medium to long drying tannic finish. Beer has issues but drinkable enough.

madmitch76 (25383) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3rd December 2009
Pigs Ear. Clear brown beer. Toffee nose. Light soft palate. Low carbonation. Sweet toffee leading seamlessly to sweet fruit. Not bad.

Ungstrup (38250) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2011
Cask. A chestnut brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, nuts, and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of nuts and caramel.

fonefan (50778) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Grove, 2 Spring Grove Street, West Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England HD1 4BP.

Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted nutty - chestnuts. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, coffee notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20100119]

Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2010
Cask. Clear orangey brown with a creamy off-white head. Delicious nutty nose. Medium body, sweet nut accents, roasted malt and burned caramel as well. Subdued bitterness. 190110

chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2010
Cask (gravity dispense) at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, 3 December 2009. It is chestnut in colour. There is a hefty whiff of diacetyl on the nose, leading in to a creamy toffee character. Soft and a bit sweet. Not enough hops to provide balance and bite. Didn’t do too much for me although I couldn’t say it was unpalatable. .

harrisoni (19188) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
Cask gravity at Pig’s Ear BF 09. Chestnut colour, no head. Toffee diacetyl aroma. Not great due to the butteryness, but at least the malts make it more toffeeish.

KnutAlbert (6773) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2009
Gravity cask, Pig’s Ear 09. Quite sweet and malty, and there is nothing in here that reminds me of chestnuts. Lacks some proper hops. Boring bitter, they can do much better.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2009
A Mes rate. Gravicask at Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Mid orange brown with a thin off white head and reasonable condition. Caramel malt with some definite chestnut and a pleasant burnt malt finish. Reminds me a lot of burnt cheddar actually. Pretty tasty stuff.

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