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


on tap

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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2012
Lasting frothy head that cings to the inside of the glass. Light brown color, welcoming fragrance of wet mittens and high mountains. Just the right flavor of malt, dried fruit, some resin and grass. Balanced bitterness. Deep lingering aroma that even works on expanding your mind. An english bitter at its best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4223) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 1, 2012
Smaczny bitter, wytrawny, ciężki i gożki. Wyczuwa się pożądne nachmielenie kilkoma odmianami tej przyprawy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
estoniancraft (57) - ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2015
Great example of a British bitter. Really nice and enjoyable beer with good balance of malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - APR 16, 2003
Great name! But this beer fails to deliver a full payload of flavor, resulting in a fairly mild beer. Nevertheless, it's slightly sweet and smooth so careful not to get bombed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papillon (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
500 mL Bottle. Copper body with a thin fizzy-frothy head that settles to a wispy ring but laces the sides of the glass nicely. Aroma is sweet malt, crystal malt, treacle, molasses, and subtle hints of plums and raisins, like a good English pub ale. Very smooth in the mouth, sweet dark malts make up most of the flavor with a hint of molasses in the aftertaste and a smooth toasted malt finish. For a dark beer is is light-bodied but yet very agreeable. This is one of the smoother ones I’ve had in my mouth. At 4.4 octane it will not devastate the beer drinker but I will definitely ride this airplane again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (1493) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 30, 2013
Aroma: Fruity hops, caramel, Appearance: Clear copper body. Frothy, long lasting, small off-white head. Lacing. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, slight tin. medium sweetness, caramel, bread, Palate: Medium light body. soft fizzy carbonation Overall: Very nice! Balanced and drinkable! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (1083) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle at home. hay, grass, amber, clear, aminimal head, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
Deep amber with a thin white head and lace. Crisp malt aroma. Lovely crisp texture. Malt flavour. Nice bitterness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scouseassassin (16) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle. Nice dark colour, frothy head which clings to the side of the glass. Nice caramel flavour, hoppy aftertaste, good ABV at 4.4, very drinkable and enjoyable ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (384) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2008
Malt, butter, caramel are in the mouth. Fair lacing. Creamy/oily palate. Another nice one from Thwites.

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