overall
60
97
style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Bitter
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
simontomlinson (109) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Standard English Bitter. Good head retention & fruity. Long bitter aft. A bit thin but good for a session ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (4309) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Draft at Euston Tap. Fark, rich amber with thick fluffy head. Ight malty aroma, taste follows with soft malt and light caramel flavors. Lighter in flavor and aroma, but had an overall lovely feel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1213) - SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Clear amber beer, white head. Traditional enough ESB. Slightly sour fruitiness to the taste and aroma. Nice bitter aftertaste but the sickly-sourness isnt really my cup of tea.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
Pint on cask at Charlton Kings Club. Pours a light nutty brown with a medium off-white head. Malty aromas, fresh baked bread, some grassiness. Similar taste, quite sweet, a little bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6580) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
Cask at The Rake, Southwark, London. Clear copper. Bready and caramelly malt aroma, floral hops. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (14678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2016
Sampled @ Craft Clerkenwell. Clear amber color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, bitter, lightly dusty. Average body and carbonation. Ok beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (18100) - PCastle, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
Keg. Klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringen weien schaumkrone. Geruch nach rotem malz, leicht karamellig. Geschmack mild karamellig, nussig, schwach hopfig.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6244) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2016
Cask at the Maidenhead Beer Festival, July 2016. Pale chestnut with a ring of white head; floral aroma with a touch of malt; dry taste with a light caramel taste; then a dry biscuity finish with some spice. Pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2367) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 26, 2016
On cask @ Peakender 2016 - Thornbridge Outdoors, UK - Color: clear golden blond beer with no carbonation and really small white foam. Smell: bitter and grassy with caramel notes finish. Taste: light body with good caramel malt notes balanced with dry bitter hops and grassy notes. Easy drinkable. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: wet bitterness with caramel notes. Good beer, respect of the style - OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This silky Bitter develops herbal, leafy hoppiness on a slender foundation of caramel, accented by a few oranges.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the misty amber.
-Though it lacks distinguishable flavors, it remains a very efficient pint.
-Malts are lean and competently support the hop signature.
-Leafy hop bitterness builds with every sip without overdoing it.

On cask at The Hand in Hand, Brighton.


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