Brewed by Teme Valley
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Knightwick, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle conditioned. Has been available on cask @ 4.8%
A strong, dark and bitter beer. The distinctive dry finish derives from chocolate malt and Northdown hops. A long fermentation leaves little sweetness behind. A good counter balance to a sticky dessert.

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CH-303's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (2454) - Fribourg, - JUN 30, 2017
Appearance: Dark brown, hint of red. Slight light tan head.
Aroma: Light fruits, medium malt, light hops.
Taste: Smooth malt, with slight dark fruit. Low bitterness.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £2.29
Info: 24/6-2017, BB: 30/9-2016

Theydon_Bois (22092) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2018
Bottle at home, from the local Co-Op ... always keen on a Worcs tick as a low rated county, 04/02/18. Rich golden amber with a well presented light beige head that retains well. Nose is toffee, stewed fruits, baking powder, light orange peel, straw. Taste comprises light cocoa powder, toffee, fruit esters, brown bread, biscuit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with mellow bitternss. Decent enough offering and the chocolate malts certainly come through.

MarcinG (1136) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Butelka 500ml. Bursztynowy lekko metnawy kolor z pomaranczowym refleksem. Slomiany ziarnisty smak poparty slodowa dosc slodka baza. Piana biala- srednia. W zapachu karmel razowy chleb. Ok

Bowsyboy (1) - - APR 15, 2016 does not count
The best bottled beer I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking. Bottled but more like a pumped need vwhen in the glass. A very full dark and cloudy ale.

TheAleMale (34) - Worcester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle from Bransford services. Quite bitter, very English as usual from Teme Valley. Surprisingly hoppy. Nice fruity nose. Overall a pleasant dark brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

AshtonMcCobb (7133) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle from Saucy Pears. Appearance - deep amber and cloudy. Nice head. Nose - orange and biscuits. It culminates in a kinda marmalade on toast. Taste - dry wholemeal bread. Then bitter orange. Palate - medium bodied with a dry crunchy texture that extends into the finish. Overall - there’s aroma is lovely, the taste a bit drier and overall the palate is balanced if slightly astringent on the end. Overall a decent ESB.

superflyguy (439) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
decent enough appearance and aroma. classicly English Ale. Seems to be unbalanced in that there is too much malt for the rest of the brew.

Mr_Pink_152 (6035) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle from saucy pears, worcester. Chestnut brown with off white head. The aroma is sweet toffee with a taste that also has bread and fruit.

stravale (3162) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from Booths, MediaCityUK [181114]
Dark amber, hazy, frothy fluffy white head, good lacing
Aroma of soft fruits, marmalade orange, soft yeast, caramel, good subtle aroma
Taste of caramel, marmalade malts, soft orange, light toffee, subtle flavour but tastes very good, nice spicy bit peppery hops, some yeast, quite a complex flavour
Palate - Soft carb. medium body, smooth, soft sweet, good mouthfeel. Finish is a bit dry, good spicy bitter tail
Overall - Very good tasting bitter, good use of English hops, no twigs. Surprised by this one.

madmitch76 (27181) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
23rd October 2014
Clear amber beer, decent pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry with good fine carbonation. Light malts, mild and unsweet dark toffee turning to a smoother sweeter caramel. Floral bitter hops and dried fruits. Semi dry finish. Medium bitter linger. Not bad.

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