overall
26
14
style
Brewed by Upham
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bishops Waltham, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Unfiltered; Bottle: Filtered. Regularly available
Previously 4.6%
Rich Premium Bitter
Aroma: A fruity hop aroma. Colour: Deep chestnut. Flavour: Stakes has a robust bitterness with discernible hints of grapefruit and toffee that come from a blend of Northdown, Challenger and Cascade hops. This premium ale is brewed with both rye and barley which makes it satisfying, robust and moreish.

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2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Necked this quickly to get something better. A dull light brown beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (20539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle at chrisos Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours clear, dark gold with a frothy white cap. Leafy hops in the nose, wood, dry bread. Light sweet flavor with faint tangy fruits, bread, caramel. Light bodied with average carbonation. Mild sweetness to finish, simple bready malts, leafy bitterness. Fine.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (25572) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle @ Chrisos Pre-GBBF Shindig 13. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
10th August 2013
ChrisOs Pre GBBF Are You Scottish? tasting. Light haze on this dark amber beer. Little pale cream coloured head. Airy light palate. Papery caramel malt. Little raw grain. Light dried fruits. Dry finish, Clunk clunk!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (14009) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle at Chrisos Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours clear amber with a thick off-white head. The nose is wood, toast, varnish, earth, caramel and dried fruit. The taste is wood, caramel, earth, leather and mild sourness with a dry finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. a bit watery. Mediocre at best....

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
planky84 (3088) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle at Chris Os pre-GBBF shindig, 2013. Amber pour with a white head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Odd, bitter-sweet taste. Not good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17996) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
At Chriso pre GBBF Shindig 2013. Clear amber colour lasting off white head. Ok strong England bitter. Its fine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43232) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is hoppy, greasy grapefruity. Bitter, toasted malty and medium dry into the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (508) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Cask at munros Glasgow. A mild amber with a fair off-white head. Aroma of some flowery notes and malt. Taste a slight sweetness, malt and a mild bitter finish. A pleasant ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
cask at reading ... dark amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet dry toffee nose ... dry musty toffee hops... dry fruits ...


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