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


on tap

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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Originally brewed by Thwaites, the brand was contract brewed at Marston’s Wolverhampton plant (Banks’s) 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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JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle. Medium-brown with a pleasant red/orange glow. Roasted malt aroma and a slight hint of butter. Pleasant chalky palate. Mild flavours of wood and caramel; not a flavour bomb by any means but innocent and fairly pleasant overall.

MikeKeller (951) - Kemi, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2010
Bottled. Clear dark coppery beer with no head. Sweet malty aroma. Caramelly malts in the bittery taste, quite typical I’d say but not bad. Medium bodied and refreshing.

mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
[2756-20100207] 500mL bottle. Peaty herbal earth notes in the aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. More floral peat in the flavour. Medium body. Average.
Overheard: "Peyton Manning should be illegal."
(From LCBO, Toronto, ON; w/ jerc, others)

fonefan (49343) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium amber color with a average, fizzy to frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toffee, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100116]

piscator34 (2534) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 4, 2010
Bottled sample. Clear copper in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of grassy and earthy English hops,and sweet caramel malts. Fairly well balanced in the mouth with notes of mild orchard fruit (from the yeast, I’d presume), grassy hops, and some darker caramel notes. Medium bodied, with the sweetness being tempered by some chalky bitterness on the finish. Better than expected, probably due to the sample being quite fresh.

rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2010
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Clear amber colour with small off-white head. Caramel, slightly burned malt and hints of floral hops in aroma. Dry floral hops and sweet burned sugar in flavour. Dry bitterish aftertaste. Slightly watery.

jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
2010-02-08. Dark amber brown body with a modest off white head. 3+ Aroma of English malts, muted caramel and very light toasty touches. 6+ Flavour is similar, sweetish English malt, very light bitterness. Average plus bodied palate. Not unpleasant but fairly simple, and lacked the overall presence to do much for me on this sampling. Bottle from LCBO, Toronto

mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle sample via MLCC. Was very surprised abotu hwo much i enjoyed this beer. Great amount of hops. Nicely carbonated. Will try this again.

AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Dark amber color and a mild aroma. The taste has a bit of a pine flavor which dissipates quickly and leaves a dry aftertaste.

radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
Deep clear mahogany, thin off white head, very light lacing.
Aroma is toasty, nutty, light caramel malt sweetness.
Flavour is a bit thin but has the same qualities as the aroma.
Bitter mouth, light body, med carb.
Finishes good length, roast, caramel sweetness.

Started off pretty slow and flavourless but as it warmed became more enjoyable.

500ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.

Opened on September 13, 2009.

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