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Prize Fighter - Arundel Brewery Limited

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2 Ratings
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 3.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arundel Brewery Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: wl0307 on 08-31-2008)
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Reviews by GreenCard:
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3.4/5  rDev +3%

Appearance: copper brown, slight chill haze, thick layer of off-white spongey foam, good head retention

Aroma: malt dust, iron, orange marmalade

Flavor: dryish malt backbone; hints of herbal hops and leather; finishes dry with a mellow bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, terse carbonation, slight acidity

Other comments: Pretty solid and fairly flavorful, if a bit understated.

GreenCard, Sep 14, 2008
More User Reviews:
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3.2/5  rDev -3%

Purchased at the Sainsbury's supermarket, this filtered ale comes in a 500ml brown glass bottle; BB June 09, serve cool in a straight imperial pint glass. The ingredients include torrified wheat, malted barley, East Kent Goldings and Fuggles hops.

A: pours bright light copper hue, coming with a well-lasting beige soufflé-froth and constant streams of mini-carbonation.
S: resinous notes from the foam come hand in hand with a clean and dryish tart lemon-zesty fruitiness (also a tad mineral and astringent, remotely reminiscent of some old lambic even!); light caramely and biscuity maltiness sits in the background along with some toasted plums, sour black prunes and raspberries. The characters on the nose are true to a premium bitter - fruity, with a good dark malt backbone.
T: the foretaste is quite distinctive, featuring a weird mixture of shell-fishy yeastiness, rustic malts, prune-ish fruits and lightly-moulded cheesy salty-sourness... then settling down with stinky&earthy nuttiness, a touch of dirty kitchen-cloths (that in my mind is closely linked to the traditional pale bitter), and a restrained but lingering bitterness.
M&D: the mouthfeel is slightly more fizzy than ideal, but the body upholds the flavour quite well and never goes thin. The "distinctive" flavour profile proves a bit too weird for my palate, alas. I wonder if this is the work of infection or any other divine intervention. Maybe the cask version can provide some clues.

wl0307, Aug 31, 2008
Prize Fighter from Arundel Brewery Limited
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.