overall
46
88
style
Brewed by Sambrooks
Style: Bitter
Battersea, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Named after our local railway station, Junction Ale is a strong 4.5 ABV premium ale. Brewed with Challenger, Bramling X and Goldings hops, the beer has a deep amber colour with a spicy hop character.

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The_Osprey (7998) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
I’ve had this before, not sure how it fell off my rating radar. Anyway, cask this time. Dark orange or light brown, hazy, still, small white head, light lacing. Nothing to report in the aroma. Body is medium, slightly foamy, touch of carbonation. Taste has burnt toffee, slight ash, malt-forward. Average sweet malty bitter.

3.3
Cunningham (7982) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle at a tutored tasting on GBBF 2011. Amber colour with an off white head. Fruity and a bit caramel in the aroma. Fruity and hoppy bitterness in the flavour, hints of blackcurrant.

3.2
Hermod (7907) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2013
50cl bottle, BBE 23.10.13. Poured copper color with a thin, creamy white head. Aroma is light spicy, yeasty with citrus, biscuit and bready notes. Flavor has the same spicyness, biscuit and caramel, light hoppyness. Light bodied, short light bitter finish. Refreshing, easy, decent bitter.

2.5
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2013
Draught @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours a cloudy dark brown and creamy head. Aroma of grass, gooseberries and some sour notes. Flavour of harsh grainy malts, gooseberries, grassy hops and sour berries. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a harsh, bitter, sour finish. The sour notes here are rather off-putting.

3.1
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 1, 2015
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean copper color with a small white head. Aroma is biscuity lightly sweet with caramel and earthy. Taste is lightly sweet and lightt crispy, with notes of bread, biscuit and nuts. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok

2.8
Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2010 Cask på Bree Louise, Euston 28 Sep 10. Rødbrun. Lavt stabilt svakt farget skum. Lovende fruktig aroma. Smaken er litt søt. Karamell. Forsiktig fruktig ettersmak med antydning til bitterhet.

3.5
larsga (7540) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2013
Medium beige head. Clear amber body with carbonation. Roasty toffee aroma with nutty caramelly fruity notes. Dry-sweet nutty earthy caramelly taste with roasty dried fruit notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish caramelized sugar and toffee aftertaste with earthy resiny wooden dried fruit and spice notes. The finish lingers for a long time, with traces of rye crisp bread. Complex, interesting, highly drinkable. A very good beer. (0.5l bottle, Meny Oslo City.)

3
Sigmund (7534) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2011
Cask (hand pump) at the Bree Louise, London. Copper colour, low off-white head. No aroma detected. Soft and smooth mouthfeel and flavour, nutty malts. Low bitterness.

3
Idiosynkrasie (7533) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber colour with small to average, frothy, half-way kasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity hoppy aroma has notes of Williams Christ pear, preserved yellow apple, a grainy touch. Taste is minimally sweet malty, hints of fruit, cautious herbal hoppy overtones, in the finish dry, husky.

3.6
mjs (7413) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2010
(Cask at Pineapple, London) A fruity and hoppy bitter. That’s something you seldom get. I liked this beer. The fruitiness and maltiness were nicely balanced and bitterness wiped both flavours away quite nicely. Bitterness didn’t last too long so the next sip brought all the other flavours back again.


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