Banks's UCB (Ultimate Curry Beer)
Banks's Park Brewery

Banks's UCB (Ultimate Curry Beer)Banks's UCB (Ultimate Curry Beer)
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Banks's Park Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
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3.63 | pDev: 11.57%
Oct 14, 2012
Nov 18, 2011
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Rated: 4.25 by ceetee26 from England

Oct 14, 2012
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Reviewed by BlackHaddock from England

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500ml bottle: best before 30 Sep 2012, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 11 Aug 2012.

First half on its own, second half with an 'African style Lamb and Peanut Stew' (medium hot).

Bronze/copper/amber, you choose the colour, clear and clean whatever one you decide on. The head was thin but full, white in colour.

The nose was a blend of hop aromas with an undertone of malts just below the surface.

Good mix of flavours in the taste: floral hops towards the end of each sip with a more caramel maltiness at the start. I thought it OK without the spicey food and certainly better with it.

Medium bodied and a pleasant beer all round.
Aug 13, 2012
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Reviewed by jazzyjeff13 from England

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2012. Bought at Aldi a while back. The label describes it as a palate-cleansing beer ideal for accompanying curries. Contains four hop varieties.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A warm orange-amber hue with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a surface layer. Aroma of caramel malt with notes of citrus, stewed hops and faint cardboard.

Tastes of caramel malt with a hoppy character and a dry, bitter finish. Notes of aromatic citrus, stewed hops, subtle ale yeast and a hint of cardboard. Quite dry. A restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with decent body. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of malt and stewed hops.

Pretty good considering that it's brewed by Marston's - it has more character than most of their beers. Decent malt, with a pleasing aromatic hop presence and a balanced bitterness. Not sure how well this would pair with a curry, but taken on its own merits the drinkability factor is high. Worth sampling if you chance across it.
Jul 19, 2012
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.07/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Clear light brownish amber with small, off-white, foamy head settling to thick lacing

Toffee & sweet malts, light tropical fruit nots, pear & some summery smelling hops plus a little bit of pear. Some floral notes and overall it smells quite sweet.

Quite sweet and fruity but the bitterness masks this slightly. Some toffee malts and a little fruit rounded off with a medium bitter finish.

Medium in body and slightly chewy although, there is a tang on the tongue and a dry, bitter finish.

A nice beer overall although the smell is somewhat better than the taste & the rest of the drink is average really. It was a solid effort although I could probably think of better beers to pair with a curry.
Nov 18, 2011
Banks's UCB (Ultimate Curry Beer) from Banks's Park Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 4 ratings