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


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask conditioned; Special
A Spiced red ale brewed as part of Thornbridge’s varsity challenge between Hallam University and The University of Sheffield. This one is the Hallam University entry.

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jamesie1857 (1989) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
On cask @ Coach and Horses, Dronfield - Deep red body, creamy white head. Nose comes across as a spicy cake mix, loads of ginger. cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet brown sugar. Taste is sweet gingerbread, with a cinnamon kick. Very different.

dogbomb (1265) - ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Cask. Hazy red gold. Thick light yellow head. Spicy nose. Can't quite place my finger on it. Raisins. Christmas cake. Cinnamon and cake in the mouth. Tastes like hot cross buns. Sugary sweet finish with a little bitter.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Craft Beer Co N1 London 04/03/13. A reddy hint to this light brown beer with an off-white head and lacing. This is good. Cinnamon as noted by most, but most definitely husky coconut. This spicing works perfectly and, although it’s a dreadful word, it’s very smooth. Tasty tasty.

BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2013
[cask at Craft N1] Pours pretty flat, generally fairly hazy reddish amber. Aroma of gingerbread. Fairly gentle spice on the flavour – more gingerbread, nutmeg. Finish fades somewhat, but leaves a decent bready aftertaste. Trying to think what it reminded me of, eventually came up with panetone, slightly spiced, slightly fruity, winter flavoured cake [06032013]

madmitch76 (26844) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
4th March 2013
Craft Islington. Cask. Light haze on this amber beer, little white head. Softish dry palate. Very light carbonation. Touch of milky sweetness in the malt. Sprinkle of nuts. Trace of orange and the dry sweet cinnamon. Finishes dry with a touch of coconut. Lot of people really liked this but it did not quite coalesce for me.

Theydon_Bois (21791) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer Islington, 06/03/13. Clear golden amber with a decent frothy white head that retains well. Nose is pale malt, light grass, fruit, hops. Taste comprises pale malt, lavendar/floral notes, honey, orange, light spice. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Ok.

jackl (8593) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Cask @ CBC Islington. The pour’s deep amber with a small white head. The aroma’s lemon peel, sweet sherbet dessert, a bit of orange. Mild spice rack, hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. The taste is more cinnamon. Nostalgic teddy graham candy, cinnamon toast crunch breakfast cereal. More orange peel, general citrus. Light sprucy hops. Honeyed brown bread, hints of chocolate. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, I really liked this. Very enjoyable, unique stuff.

ladnewton (2091) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Cask at CBI on 4th March 2013. Copper with whitish ring of foam and virtually no lacing. Spicy aroma with mustiness and earthy pungency. Candied orange peel and boiled sweets dominate in-mouth. Bittersweet finish with peel, lemon and barleysugar. Crisp mouthfeel but somewhat lacking in body.

teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 4, 2013
Cask at CBC, Islington. It pours a slightly hazy golden/copper colour. Aroma is light and gently spiced with notes of chamomile and citrus. Taste is similar, lightly hoppy with citrus, fruits and chamomile. Light body with soft carbonation. Not an in-your-face beer for sure but nicely balanced. Quite enjoyable.

Leighton (23090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Cask at CBC Islington, London. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, creamy cap. Light toasty malts on the nose, hints of spices. Tasty flavor, light sweetness, some cinnamon, dried berries, dry toasty bread. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mellow autumn spices to finish, light cinnamon sting, some dry and toasty bready malts. Tasty little spiced beer.

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