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

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RATINGS: 350   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 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonb5 (521) - Greater London, - FEB 5, 2013
Half litre bottle, poured into pint glass. Bronze auburn colour, clear, one finger off white head. Retained a fair amount of lacing. Aroma had hints of Fuggles and Goldings hop with some apple, also had to think of a north German style Pilsner. Tasted pine and citrus fruits (mainly grapefruit) sharp finish, moderate bitterness. Smooth texture, decent carbonation, slightly watery body. Overall it lacked the character of some ESBs and was slightly too strong to session as Andrew Flintoff found out after 17 pints at the 2007 cricket world cup in Barbados.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Godfather50 (228) - SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Nothing interesting about this beer. Reminds me of Courage Best in cask just got the edge over Hoffmeaster. Tastes mass produced and characterless. Little hop aroma but then I would expect much. Difficult to deliver a good bitter from a bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3912) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Freaky_tiki (1136) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4868) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (7546) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marko (5293) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (1150) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Nice chestnut colour creamy honey caramel small bitterness easy drinking simple but effective

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rstk (13) - - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (754) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Aroma: getting lots of apple juice; Taste: lightly bitter; Overall: refreshing

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wombat23 (1076) - 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.


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