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Brewed by Shalford
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Braintree, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Traditional coloured and strong, accompanied by a slightly sweet and nutty undertone with a bitter edge to finish.

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Grumbo (3949) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

Halfling_4132 (104) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Unfiltered, burned terracotta colour with a creamy yellow foam. Aromas of crisp apples and grapes with developing chocolate and coffee. Palate, very full body, heavy on the tongue. Taste was very bitter chocolate and burned beans, no sweetness. Overall, interesting aromas but too heavy to finish.

lokis333 (572) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - NOV 15, 2015
Unfiltered deep ruby color with strong and brown/yellow foam. Aromas of fruits, apples, sweet, plum and bit grasy notes. Palate, full body, thick and heavy going, very bitter and heavy aftertaste. Taste is bitter vry bitter, maybe too bitter also sour, has some coffee and roasted notes behind. Overall interesting, heavy and dark tasting in a way, reminds some porters, dark and very heavy going. The fact that it is heavy going and full body that I like, this beer is bit too much in a way and makes it not that enjoyable to drink in my opinion.

Beese (3209) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Bottle of an unknown origin. Poured a chestnut colour, with a slight haze and a thin, off-white head. Malty aroma, with some caramel and floral hop notes. Initial flavours of brown sugar, cinnamon and grass. Finish was sugary, oranges and boiled sweets.

BeerLuvver (114) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2012
Pours a dark amber with light brown compact head which stays well. Good sweet malty scent with roasted malts and baked cookies. Taste of malti sweetness and lovely roasted barley. Delicate fruitiness and good alcohol punch, even at only 6.5%. Tastes stronger. Lovely peppery finish of good quality hops. Dangerously drinkable.

madmitch76 (25537) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
7th December 2007
Pigs Ear Festival, Hackney. Nice beer! Toffee and caramel. Robust malts but not heavy. Very drinkable.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Pigs Ear.
Mid brown colour. Tobacco, caramel and slight malt in the aroma. Very fruity flavour, very sweet malty notes, almost in barley wine territory. Chewy, thick, resinous and just a little o.t.t. for me.

KnutAlbert (6791) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2007
Cask, Pig’s Ear BF Sweet, malty, some burned sugar. Vinous, sour cherries. Nice sour/bitter taste.

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