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


on tap

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask: Occasional.
Six different malts produce this warming beer. And the soft roast coffee and ginger notes blend superbly with the hops. You’ll notice a velvet mouthfeel with a rich and complex palate of caramel. The perfect excuse to keep you indoors this winter.
ABV reduced from 5% to 4.8% for the 2016 launch.

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FatPhil (15966) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2017
Draught (Crown, Oxford)
Dark with red glints, beneath a small tight head. Sweet caramelly to treacly aroma. Flat palate. Sweetish. There’s some vague spiciness, but this is mostly caramelly and sweet. Is this really Thornbridge? It’s a bit below par for them.

Svesse (8580) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2017
(Cask at Dog & Duck, Soho, London, 28 Nov 2016) Dark ruby colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with caramel, dark fruit and raisins. Malty taste with notes of caramel, red fruit, dried fruit and a balanced bitter-sweet finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Rich and malty, tasty and well balanced. Nice one.

jamesie1857 (2112) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
On cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield - Dark brown body, broken white head. Nose is toffee, winter spices, hints of ginger, cinnamon and all-spice. Taste is warming, bit of pumpkin, but a bit too sweet. Odd one to gauge, with the warmth a plus and the sweetness a neg.

sir__v (2618) - FRANCE - FEB 21, 2017
Cask @ The Globe, London - UK. Color: dark brown beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: spicy and glühwein notes. Really spicy. Taste: medium body with strong spicy taste as cinnamon and cardamon. Not my taste. Aftertaste: caramel and spicy... strange.

allmyvinyl (10508) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear dark brown with a thin cream-coloured head. Aromas of light cocoa and dark sugars. Light spice. Taste is more of the same. Also hints of liquorice. Creamy texture, long finish. Nice.

john44 (3071) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Cask Pint at The Falcon, Clapham Junction, London in Jan 2011 - Dark Reddish Brown in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of caramel, coffee, ginger, some chocolate. Hoppy; balancing hop bitterness. Fruity; dark fruits. Roast malty with a bitter/sour hop edge. Dry malty finish. Very drinkable. Liked this a lot. Lovely Beer! (2011-01-22)

Garrold (5182) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Cask. Bath Hotel, Sheffield. Deep copper brown. Messy, broken, off white head. Nose has soaked vine fruit. Roast malts. Hint of menthol and clove. Taste is sugary sweet, with a little vine fruit dryness. Light to medium body. Bit too fizzy, this one. Light, vinous finish with one bitterness on the close. Not for me.

Jyrsa (832) - - JAN 6, 2017
Cask @ The Prince Albert. Dark purplish brown. Spices, raisin, dark malts. Sweet with dark malts, spices and a slightly smoked finish. Sticky palate and surprisingly full for a real ale.

Stuu666 (13094) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Cask at the mitre. Pours deep ruby, nose is burnt toffee, caramel, malty, taste is sweet, chewy, caramel, light fruit.

GlasgowTAD (1768) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Cask at Drum and Monkey. Pours a burgundy tinged brown with a fluffy beige head which lingers. Aroma is grain. Taste is spices, bitter cocoa, slight vanilla sweet, ginger spice, slight clove notes.

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