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style
Brewed by Wadworth
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Devizes, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular
Developed jointly by Wadworth Brewery and Pusser’s Rum of the British Virgin Islands for the 2009 JDW beer festival as Pussers Spearfish.
We salute 100 years of naval aviation with this unique beer. Developed by Wadworth with the addition of Pussers Rum from the British Virgin Islands, the original Admiralty rum ration issued daily to the sailors of the British Navy since 1665. With a gentle rum aroma and dark, unrefined sugar adding a rich smoothness, it is a full-bodied, deep copper coloured ale with a base of crystal malt and delicate Fuggles and Goldings hops.

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3.1
BeardedAvenger (1264) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2017
Cask at St James Tavern, Winchester. Low key stewed fruit aroma. Chestnut. A few mm of a bubbly off-white head. Light bitter. Malty. Underlying caramel sweetness. Thin. Light. Soft carbonation. Long finish. Not sure the rum really makes its presence known. OK.

3.1
joe19612 (3131) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2017
Pours a clear brown colour with a small tight white head, the aroma is malty with hints of caramel, the taste is medium bitterness and with a dry bitter finish.

3.3
Heidbummer (975) - SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2017
Pint, goat and tricycle. Pours russet, foamy disappearing head. Sweet, boozey aroma, some must. Doesn’t really transfer to the taste which is soft, some malt. Decent brew on a warm day.

3.2
mR_fr0g (13977) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2017
Cask at the moon under water Watford Jdw. A clear deep amber coloured pour with a lasting beige cap. Aroma is nutty. Brown bread, sugar, toffee apple. Flavour is composed of nutty malts, twig, tangy apple, woodland berries,. Palate is. Medium light bodied, decent cask condition.. Lingering woody earthy twig.

3.6
thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2017
On tap at Gatwick airport. The combination of real ale and dark rum is an intriguing one, and it’s nice to see some experimentation like this. Malt forward, like you’d expect from the style, and the rum spiciness shows up only faintly at the end. It manages to stay true-to-style and drinkable, neither of which I expected from the description.

3.4
sarahcoles (5) - Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2017 does not count
Tried at the Magpie pub near Devizes, lovely deep copper ale with a nice taste and flavour. Back notes of rum (which I like) ands a nice smooth bitterness. Will have again.

3.4
simontomlinson (673) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Cask: Off white frothy head stayed on a dark amber, still body. Dark fruit & burnt aroma. Medium body, minimal carbonation, smooth. Dark fruits, brown sugar & dark spirit tastes.

3.1
Towey1989 (3423) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear deep amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, bready malts, darks fruits, some nuts, slight prune and subtle spicy hops. Taste of caramel, bready mats, dark fruits, some prune, raisin, slight biscuit, a little nuts and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, biscuity, fruity bitterness in the finish. A strong, fruity premium bitter which is malt dominated with dark fruits but a spicy hop finish. Wadworths best beer in my opinion.

3
gnoff (11138) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2017
Cask at Broad Street Tavern, Wokingham, on April 4, 2017. As a sample.
Clear golden color, white head. Malty, though bitter and slight boozy taste. Bitter aftertaste. Malty, slight boozy scent. Medium thin mouthfeel, medium though sharp bitterness.

3
thejackpacker (728) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2017
Cask at Wig and Quil Salisbury. Slight rum but just too thin all around really. Too lacking in bitternsSS, hops and substance.


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