Tunnel Vision | Box Steam Brewery

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Brewed by:
Box Steam Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bobsy on 09-21-2009

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2018. Purchased recently from ALDI. Described on the label as an amber bitter.

A: Poured into a pint mug. A rich coppery-amber hue with good clarity and plentiful carbonation. Yields a large head of frothy white foam that lasts for a minute or so before collapsing to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of nutty caramel malt with hints of subtle roasted grain, fruity ale yeast, stewed hops and mild leafiness. A classic combination - rather nice.

T: Tastes of caramel malt with a mild roasted character and notes of nutty grain, fruity ale yeast, leafiness, grass/hay, stewed hops and faint husks. Slightly sweet, followed by a robust bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and decent body. Aftertaste of bitter leafy hops, subtle grassiness, caramel malt and ale yeast.

O: A pretty good bitter - traditional but balanced, with a satisfying malt character. Looks OK, while the aroma and flavour showcase nutty malt and leafy English hops. Body is alright but perhaps a tad fizzy. Goes down a treat; worth sampling.

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Photo of vinicole
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber in colour. Thin head.
Standard English hop aroma. Lightly roasted malt smell is present.
Leaning towards the malt. Nut flavour with a mild bitterness.
Light to medium body.
Old fashioned English bitter.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
2.81/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Copper coloured body frothy fairly decent head that mostly sticks
Smells like brewing coppers and freshly baked bread
Tastes like copper coins and soapy water
Quite watery mf and overall quite dull

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber copper color with a thin fluffy head that vanished instantaneously.
Aroma with notes of English earthy hops, caramel and malt sweetness.
Flavor with notes of English hops, some toasted malts, tea leaves, biscuit, ginger, some citrusy and apple juice. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with mild carbonation with tiny bubbles.
Traditional English Bitter without much excitement, but it is easy to drink and pleasant.

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Photo of hdtrice
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rwalford74
3.92/5  rDev +13%

Photo of wl0307
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming in a 500ml brown bottle, not bottle-conditioned; BB 25/01/2012, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass. Notes: according to the front label, this beer (supposedly the cask-conditioned version) was elected as the Beer of the Festival at the 2005 and 2008 Chippenham CAMRA Beer Festival.

A: pours a dark amber to light copper hue, good clarity, coupled with a very thin white foamy head and moderate carbonation.
S: caramel malts dominate the nose, laced with slightly grassy and earthy hop aroma, random notes of sweet citrus fruits and thick-ish melted barley candy. Smelling quite sweet, to be honest,
T: very light in carbonation, the refreshing swallow is full of quality English pale malts and cara-malts yet understated in flavour, while hops make a decent impact on the depth by lending a long and lubricating flow of herbal+tea-ish bitterness with a lovely touch of saltiness in the aftertaste. A dry-ish and pleasantly chewy finish has sourness and bitterness sitting 50-50 harmoniously.
M&D: softly carbonated, this bottled version has the level of carbonation almost like that of a cask; this medium-bodied Best Bitter tastes clean, moderately bitter with a certain level of depth. I would imagine the cask version to be fairly good, for a traditional bitter that is full of malts yet balanced by a bitter and dry-ish finish. A thirst quencher all in all.

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Photo of bobsy
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A beer honouring the work of Brunel is good in my books. Served via a handpump at the delightful Fleece Inn in Bretforton.

Pours a light amber with a finger ow white head that left some lace before settling to a film. Subtle, grainy aroma, with hints at fruit. Perhaps a little underplayed here. the flavour is decent enough and would make for a good session. Base of biscuit and toffee with tea hopping. Bitterness is present, but fairly light. Medium-light body and restrained carbonation due to the cask pour.

A decent beer, but I'm not sure I would go back to it - there are far to many British beers that are almost carbon copies of this.

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Tunnel Vision from Box Steam Brewery
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 9 ratings