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

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RATINGS: 375   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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3.1
Crit (4049) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
Bright amber,small beige head.Light balanced nose.Lightly fruity malt start, medium strength lasting hop bitterness in finish. Low carbo, as it should be

2.6
Freaky_tiki (1332) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2017
Can (which is funny) from local LCBO. This is the beer your mother warned you about. Nice can design; shame about the beer. Syrupy & sour. Crappy beer. Bad representative for the style. There’s a local British inspired brewery within a short drive of where you live that can do a better version of a bitter. Shitty. Avoid.

3
zacgillbanks (5441) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle from B&M, Team Valley, Gateshead. Amber coloured with a thin white head. It has a malty, toffee and sulphur flavour followed by a roasted and fruity finish. Not bad.,

2.7
ogivlado (7955) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottled 500ml. -from Vrutak Zagreb. Clear amber coloured, small off-white head, mild caramel nose. Sweetish malty, light caramel, herbalish hoppy and slightly watery with rather bitter finish. Drinkable but usual bitter.

2.7
Marko (5930) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 17, 2016
Thanks Vran for sharing this with us! Poured a clear amber body. Herbal hop aroma, dry caramel notes. OK nuff. Taste... well... there are some nice English citric / herbal hoppy notes, but the mouthfeel is null and void almost, just too dry, being offset by the bitter finish. Seems like a hop profile that would match a slightly better-bodied beer. Well... any improvement on the body would be a large improvement. Meh.

3
redders1974 (1578) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Nice chestnut colour creamy honey caramel small bitterness easy drinking simple but effective

3.3
rstk (18) - - NOV 7, 2016
Floral and hoppy aroma with caramel notes, pretty simple but full. Beautiful chestnut colour with average creamy head. Medium body, taste is simple, malty, mildly bitter blunted by hops, which are felt all the way through with a bit dry finish. Soft carbonation, feels watery. Not perfect but, personally, the best bitter I have tasted so far.

3.5
darbeer75 (955) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Aroma: getting lots of apple juice; Taste: lightly bitter; Overall: refreshing

2.7
wombat23 (1665) - Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Shared bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and biscuit. Taste is malt, caramel, and bread. Mildly bitter. Overall, it’s bland but easy to drink.

3
UXO (1896) - CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with one fat finger of rocky ivory head, short retention and moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: grassy, caramel, light floral. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body tending slightly watery, moderate carbonation, off-dry short duration mildly bitter finish. (3/5) It’s really a struggle to find an ESB that’s actually interesting - and this isn’t one. It’s fairly polite and well-behaved, with no significant shortfalls, but it’s just so very, very boring. Try it if you like ESB’s, I guess? (12/20)


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