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style
Brewed by West Berkshire
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Thatcham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Unfiltered; Bottle: Filtered
Strong Bitter
Full-bodied and highly hopped, this award-winning ale is packed with rich flavours and marmalade zestiness.

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3.2
BeardedAvenger (1197) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Cask at Butler, Reading, 19/05/17. Nil aroma. Initially hazy but then settles. Medium chestnut. Decent small bubbled white head. Medium sweet, with light bitterness coming through. Herby. Malty. Tangy. Medium bodied but still somewhat watery. Soft carbonation. Short finish. A decent enough ESB. I liked the herbs in the taste.

3.4
Davros IX (534) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - A good best bitter. Once again it was very well made and excellent quality.

3.2
john44 (3429) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Gravity Cask Half Pint at GBBF 2009 (Day 5), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2009 - Amber/Copper in colour. Fruity; orange-citrus. Malty; caramel, toasty malts. Hoppy; earthy & piney hops. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Liked this. (2009-08)

2.9
BeerNinjaUK (488) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle from local farm shop. Pours deep amber with minimal head. Mostly malts on the nose, with some sawdust, orchard fruit, molasses and raisins.

3.4
BlackHaddock (7771) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
Shared 500ml bottle on 20th Aug 2016. Amber bodied, off-white crown. Malts lead the way in both the nose and taste, caramel like sweetness rules the aroma and flavours: my sweet tooth liking the light malty molasses overpowering the hop content.

3.1
Derbeth (1078) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Cask. Aroma is some caramel, some herbal hops. Quite smooth texture. Not very interesting.

3.4
mr_h (6014) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled, Drum & Monkey, Glasgow (28 Apr 2016), nutty, malty aroma, amber with a bubbly cream head and sparse lacing, caramel, roast toffee, some marmalade, oily, soft carbonation.

3.1
allmyvinyl (11077) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, light apple. Taste has a mineral tang, toffee. Creamy texture. Clean finish, if a tad appley.

3.3
BeerViking (5087) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Cask at the Magpie, dark amber with a thin head, woody bitterness and a dry winey sweetness.

3.4
AshtonMcCobb (6954) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2016
On cask at the Haymarket.
Appearance - deep amber tored with a nice head. Lovely tight bubbles.
Nose - creamy toffee.
Taste - loads of caramel and toffee. The malt at the back is a bit astringent.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. A touch astringent but decent.
Overall - interesting and solid


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