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Brewed by Banksís (Marstonís)
Style: Bitter
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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Originally brewed by Thwaites, the brand was contract brewed at Marstonís Wolverhampton plant (Banksís) from 2013, then bought completely by Marston in March 2015. The brand initially continued to be sold under the Thwaites name and logo, but by 2016 the Thwaites name had been dropped.
"This rich amber beer is brewed with only the finest English ingredients. A prominent hop aroma and bitterness throughout is finely balanced with a full malt flavour, leading to a dry bitter finish."

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
500ml bottle
4.4% ABV
I tried this beer on August 6, 2009 at "Smokeless Joeís" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a beautiful reddish-brown in the glass with a very thin white bubbly head. The aroma was sweet malt, some nuts, hops and wet cardboard. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour mas malty, slightly sweet, with a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
500ml Bottle: Pours pumpkin brown, reasonable head that wasnít around long. Floral, hoppy aroma surrounded in grains and malty sweetness reminiscent of raisin. The flavour is a but muted, lots of sweet caramel malts and some stone fruits, an odd papery, dry aftertaste. Still, perhaps benefiting from being drunk shortly after yard work, Iím finding it well balanced and very refreshing. I like it a lot more than itís rating would suggest.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2734) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with great frothy pale head. Good malty aroma, with a soft hoppy taste with plenty of malt in the taste. Full mouthfeel with long bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eructoblaster (4010) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle - 500ml. Limpid amber body with average carbonation and a thin, lasting white creamy head. Fair, simple malty/hoppy aroma with some grainy hints. Refreshing taste is well balanced but rather thin. Ends with a short, shy bitter finish. Not bad, but does not correspond to my definition of a real, good ESB.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (7425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle (500ml). Pours a clear deep orange-amber with an average size diminishing off-white head. Sweet, biscuity and grainy aroma along with caramel malt. Slightly watery flavour of biscuity malt, grain and some toffee along with an average but long bitter finish. Light bodied. Just O.K., itís not bad but Iím not loving it.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Listigovers (1023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2009
The smell is pretty weird, sweet, and cheap smelling. There is absolutely no head and it pours a fairly murky brown. Thank god it doesnít taste as bad as the aroma would suggest. Fairly boring taste with a decent mouthfeel. Finish goes from dry and bitter to stale very quickly. Mediocre, inoffensive, very boring.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6380) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle (500ml). Remind me again how "pasteurized" makes this a different recipe? or a different beer? Oh, right - ENGLAND - right. Looks lovely - clear, deep refractive copper, average frothy beige head (4-). Dry, floral aroma, mild grain, somewhat sweet, like ripe red currant. Taste is very dull, grain, newsprint, metal and saccharine. Light body, somewhat astringent, light carbonation, and a sort of harsh, plastic aftertaste. Sweet, boring - smells nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (13193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
An amber ale with a thin white head. A rather strange chemical sweet berry smell with light hops. In mouth, a light caramel malt with earthy hops, very light and watery. Boring. Bottle from LCBO.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (4311) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2009
meh, this was a little boring. Some light caramel malts, and some light hops, not unpleasant, but nothing to write home about.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle, LCBO. Golden brown, good sized white head. Pleasant soft hoppy aroma. Light hoppy taste, light malt, some nice sweetness in the finish. Overall pleasant, unremarkable, standard stuff.


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