Brewed by Banks’s (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask: Regular.
Originally brewed by Thwaites, the brand was contract brewed at Marston’s Wolverhampton plant (Banks’s) from 2013, then bought completly by Marston in March 2015. The brand continues to be sold under the Thwaites name and logo.
"The Northern Beauty. A very easy drinking beer with an inviting malty aroma, this rich amber beer is brewed using pale ale and crystal malt to achieve this full-bodied flavour. A finely balanced hop character is enriched by the late addition of Styrian Goldings as a dry hop to give a prominent floral hop aroma and warming aftertaste."

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RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Cask, Toby, Carlisle. Another of those beers that you see in a lot of places and tend to pass over for something more exciting. However, this was an absolute pleasure to drink, smooth, malty and very easy on the palate. Slight bitter hoppiness on the nose to balance it out, but a well-rounded and deceptive ’premium’ strength beer.

greenmanalishi (553) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2009
Good bready ale that’s balanced, offers some variety and is very drinkable. dry hop finish with crisp taste and malt aroma, nice balance

nearbeer (5603) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2008
500 ml. Clear copper with a lasting thin disc of cream. Spots of lace. Aroma is caramel with a hint of spicy oak and vanilla. Flavor is similar with apple and tinges of funky leather, more wood and vanilla on the finish. Light-medium body is tingly and finishes dry. Another nice session ale.

berkshirejohn (6654) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
[Cask, gravity dispense, at Heathrow Beer Festival 2008.] Gold with no head; autumn fruit aroma; nutty malt flavours, dry to start then sweeter, with a good bitterness.

fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
Cask conditioned at The Black Friar, London
Amber color. Simple aroma. Good caramel flavor with a pleasant residual sweetness and a light fruitness too; good bitterness level. Pleasant.

machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Bottled. Poured a nice amber or orange with a little head. This was a pretty fruity ale with not all that much hop character. Overall, I thought this was a drinkable beer.

gnoff (10950) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2008
(Cask at stand 35 on EBF 2008, on Saturday September 13)
Clear copper to brown color, small white head. Fruity, sweet, malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Fresh, sweet and fruity scent.

yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
From cask. Pours clear and golden amber with a fully gone head. Light bitter and fruity hops aroma. Flavour is smooth hoppy with a mild bitterness showing through. Medium dry and slight spiced into the finish.

Cybercat (6142) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Aroma is richly and appetizingly malty, with hints of wheat and banana. Color is a nice, clear orangy amber with an off-white, fluffy, persistent head. Flavor was a bit of a let-down, though, on the thin side - not much malt and just a hint of hops. It is good, though, and this beer would be much better if the flavor had some strength. Finish is smooth and leaves a touch of hops and fruit.

MiP (15973) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2008
Cask, 4.4%. Slightly buttery aroma. Hazy dark amber colour, small frothy head. The flavour is slightly sweet, some caramel and a little butter. A little fruity aroma hops in the finish along with a touch of alcohol.

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