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44
style
Brewed by Vale
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Brill, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned as Marks & Spencer Buckinghamshire Ale
Has appeared as Grumpling Premium Ale and, simply, Grumpling.
An Award Winning Premium ale with complex malt and hop flavours and a moreish smack.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
Bottle. As "Marks & Spencer Buckinghamshire Ale". Dark amber brown in colour. Very malty; caramel, toffee, toasted malts. Fruity; dark fruits. Balanced by floral hoppy bitterness. Bitter malty throughout. Dryish bitter finish. (2008)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4595) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
Clear caramel amber color, white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and straw. Light bitter flavour, malts. Finish straw and caramel.
(From draught -cask- @ GBBF 14, London)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (44176) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
From cask. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted breadish and light malty. Bitter, dry and herbal. Dry and slight grainy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (7490) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Dark golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Malt, butter, vegetables.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Rather sweet malt, butter, citrus, grass.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18843) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear amber beer with a small beige head. Fruity hop aroma, grassy, hay, floral, earthy notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, hay, floral notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (15336) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear lightly amber color, average sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, some toffee, lightly butter, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation. Hmm its ok but dont really like it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (14832) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Cask - Twig and caramel. Clear copper with a decent white head. Tastes as it smells with a light bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (6876) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Originally rated 24032012. Colour is clear light copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, bitterness, caramel and malts.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gruberm (329) - - OCT 13, 2013
Aromas of paint. Carmel and leather tastes are good but a little bitter and a quickly vanishing palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13888) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Cask at Ealing. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma- Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.


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