Brewed by York
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
York, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Occasional. Scheduled for October 2005 but also appears at other times of year.
A well balanced dark bitter, lots of body. Tasty, warming and moresome.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tkrjukoff (4330) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2010
Pours deep brown red whit minimal tanned head leaving some lacing on the glass. Nice malty aroma with chocolate and coffe. Flavor same plus some notes of fidges. Acidy lean on palate. Finish is longlived bitter hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (10156) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks, 06-04-10 Pours reddy brown with an off-white head. The nose is maty. Taste is bitter with bitter toffee showing straight away, there is a tang of dark fruits, its ok. A6 A4 F7 P3 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2009
Cask as "Foleys Celebration" at Mr Foleys Alehouse in Leeds. Dark brown with a grainy toasted malt aroma. Chocolately malty flavour on a balanced palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark amber with a small white head. Barnyardy straw taste, followed by a beautiful sweet maltiness with a distinct and slightly sour fruitiness. A pleasant mid bitter finish. Mixed opinions on this beer. I see where the criticism is coming from, but I thought the overall effect was excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (1046) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 26, 2007
Cask @ York Brewery, november 07. Clear, very dark copper color with some orange hues and a medium white head. Roasted peanuts with some caramel notes flavor and a dry mineral finnish. Medium to light palate, coating flavor with mineral notes. Warming, dry finnish. Nice cross between toffee and roasted peanuts on the nose. Quite good mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6936) - Troms, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2006
Cask at Last Drop Inn York 3 May 06. Red brown colour. A nice creamy head. Well balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peter48er (185) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
Cask dispense @ Freshfield Hotel, Formby 2006 Beer Festival. Beer of the festival ( out of 25) for me. Fullbodied, dark appearance, with sweetness and bitterness well balanced. Very much in the ESB mold and well suited to cold winter evenings in front of the roaring pub fire(s). Another winner from a fine brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 22, 2006
A little interesting, it was dark, and a little sweet in aroma, very hopy but different in that smelling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2005
Cask at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Dark brown to chestnut colour with a steady, creamy white head. Very smooth and drinkable, but I found this lacking in bitterness. Dominated by malt, a bit unbalanced. Quite enjoyed it though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (17820) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
Cask handpull at Folkestone Wetherspoons. Chestnut colour with bubbly beige head. Perfumed hop nose, followed by attack of milk chocolate malt. Finish has good bitterness to it. Unfortunately the aroma doesnt go with the malt at all, and is completely off balance. This nice perfumed nose and then chocolate. No I dont think so. Well presented but just doesnt work

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