Brewed by Surrey Hills
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Dorking, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
A warming dark winter beer that has a hint of blackcurrant in the aroma. Beautifully balanced and smooth, this is a beer for the connoisseur.

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BeardedAvenger (793) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
Cask at Egham Beer Festival, 11/11/16. A dry hopped festival special. A light malty aroma. Dark brown. Traces of an off-white head. Bitter. Light bodied. OK.

renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Fruity malty aroma. Dark red mahogany in colour. Smooth earthy palate. Fruity round flavour and gentle bitter finish. Good pint

berkshirejohn (6501) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Cask at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. An attractive dark chestnut colour with a loose cream head; earthy aroma with some deeply roasted malts; an immediate bitterness in the mouth, with a treacly sweetness; and a dry, malty finish with a trace of smoke. A pleasant winter ale.

The_Osprey (7985) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Cask at The Webb Ellis, Twickenham. Very dark ruby red, clear, still, big foamy tan head, thick lacing. Aroma has definite coffee granules with demerara, rye and chocolate. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet coffee, flowers, earthy notes, clean citrus finish with a musty linger. Quite nice spicy hops.

Theydon_Bois (19506) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Cask at the William Webb Ellis, Twickenham, 06/11/15. Rich ruby brown with a well appointed light beige head, good full glass lacing ensues. Nose is biscuit, light toffee, dark fruit rinds, red berry notes, earthy. Taste comprises biscuit malt, toffee, light spice, red berry linger, straw, brown bread, shades of fruit cake. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with earthy bitterness and light hops. Solid for style.

VsXsV (4438) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle. Almost clear deep brown liquid with minimal off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, chocolate, bread and earthy hops. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of bread, earth and toast. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent.

kwik-lime (1926) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Cask at Woody’s in Kingston. Dark in colour, malty, dark fruits, berries, some sweetness. Another winner from Surrey Hills.

joe19612 (2929) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, malt aroma with hints of coffee, the taste is medium bitterness, and has some fruit as well with a dry fruity finish.

olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
500ml bottle. Looks pretty unappetising. Bottle bought at Cobbetts in Dorking. This is my local brewery and it tastes a little different to last year. No lacing at all so different to the cask according to other reviewers. Very dark beer and I’m surprised this is a premium bitter. Packs a punch as it tastes of coffee and strong malts.

fonefan (49305) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ 28th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2011, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England

Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, roasted, caramel, artificial fruit - berry. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted, burnt dark malt, artificial fruity - blackberry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111207]

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