overall
73
95
style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Special - 2007.
Now a annual seasonal

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2715) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Cask Pint at The Falcon, Clapham Junction, London in Jan 2011 - Pale Orangey Gold in colour. Hazy. Very Fruity; citrus-orange and grapefruit. Hoppy; grassy, piney spicy hops. Malty; bready sweet malts. OK. Very drinkable. (2011-01-26)

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wolfcarnival (286) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
tap at the bath hotel. decided to join the sitran christmas party and this was on offer. pours hazy golden with a thin head. aroma of citrus, pine, honey. tastes of spiced fruits, oranges, grapefruit. a bit of ginger warmth hinting at the winter ale description. doesnt feel like one tho. and its just not great

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19882) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
Cask at Euston Tap. Clear gold pour, sturdy white head. Great citrus hops in the nose, orange and honey, light bread. Really nice flavor, plenty of juiciness, more orange, mild caramel and bread, nice bitters, light earth. Light to medium in body with good, average carbonation. Bit more bread in the finish, rindy, leafy and earthy bitters in the throat, good citrusy sugars. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8294) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
On gravity at the Tewkesbury Beer festival, 4/02/2011. Clear gold in colour with a lacy white head. Light tangerine aroma, with a hint of ginger and malt sweetness. Sweetish, cereal malt flavour, with citrus fruit, a pinch of spice and dryish finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (10076) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2011
Cask at NWAF, Manchester 21.01.11 Pours clear gold with white bubbly head, good clarity and good condition to this. There is a little bit of popcorn in the background, touch of soapy hops and the bitterness stays on throughout. A6 A5 T7 P4 Ov13 3.5

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
More good work from Thornbridge. They do make very good standard type English ales. Gold with a lasting thin white head. Clean hop aroma. Nice vanilla, some fruit and hops in the flavour. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (46696) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a small to average, fizzy to frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet fruit, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, citrus, apricot. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is flat to soft. [20100122]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2010
Cask. Slightly hazy golden with a small off-white head. Fresh citrusy nose - perhaps even a whiff of ginger. Light body, flat, citrusy even a hint of lime. Fairly hoppy finish even with a little alcohol showing. 220110

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4720) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
[email protected] Winter Beer Festival, 2010. Golden beer with a strongish head. The aroma is fruity and hopped, and the flavour is dry and fruity. Overall an average beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nomad (18) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2010
Cask at Manchester Winterfest. Top condition pale gold beer with a white collar. Citrus, elderflower and hops in the nose and a subtle fresh taste of grapefruit, pineapple and even German white wine. Nice dry finish gives a glimpse of winter sunshine. Bizarre for a winter beer even by Thornbridges standards but a welcome relief from all the black damage Ive been drinking.


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