Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Brewed to mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of Thwaites in 1807.
Ingredients: Water, malt, English Golding and Fuggles hops with the late addition of Bramling Cross.
"This refreshing amber coloured premium ale is well balanced with a malty character."

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BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2011
[500ml bottle, Booth’s Preston] Carbonated golden amber pour, the head reducing pretty quickly. Aromas of sweet, fruity malt and a touch of hop. There are some hops at the end, with a fruity hop component. The malts balance really well, a very well crafted beer that drinks brilliantly [18022008] 550th rating

mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - APR 12, 2011
Light malt and hop aroma. Dry palete with some cereal taste and hops at the finish. Simple but effective ale.

theSlipperyPen (287) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
Light amber pour with a short lived white head, underwhich is a nose full of floral notes and an initial whiff of blue cheese. There’s a developing peach and light line aroma, but it’s light on the marmalade and orange peel. In the mouth it’s swings into a mild ale maltiness, taking only some of the floral character through. It is a tad too candy like in the mouth. Light carbonation; thin bodied. Not much of a finish, just some caramel and soft fruits. Good enough but could do with a whole lot more body and booze to live up to the strong ale claim.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2011
[email protected] & Brown Inn, Stockholm. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is fruity, floral and quite nicely balanced. Flavour is crystal malts, some floral and fruity hoppyness. Wellbalanced and rather refreshing ESB.

humlelala (1375) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2013 50 cl bottle bought at the florist’s. Pours a faint amber with a medium-lasting head. Aroma rather weak with bitter notes. Faint dry taste, biscuit-like malt and very discrete hops. General impression is of a toned-down beer that doesn’t make a fuss of itself but loses a lot of personality in the process.

tommann (3975) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours orange with a large frothy head. Aroma is bready malt and orange hops. Orange start, bready finish and tangy orange hops on the aftertaste.

madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
20th August 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Strong malts with a crisp palate. A trace of vanilla and then some noticeable caramel in the malty finish.

omhper (25811) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
Bottled at Black & Brown Inn, Stockholm. Clear pale amber, minimal head. Fruity nose. Sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Some syrup, caramel and cardboard. Vague fruity bitterness. Dull.

bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2010
(500ml bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuit, light cognac, and coconut. Flavor of earth, grass, caramel, and biscuit with mild bitterness in the finish.

markas101 (2509) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2010
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Deep golden honey colour, caramel and apple aroma. Sweet syrup that almost immediately changes to peppery cloves. Ginger-like burn that builds at the back of the throat for a long finish.

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