Box Steam Piston Broke

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 4.5%


Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

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This golden ale is named in memory of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s fated atmospheric system designed to propel trains on the South Devon Railway. Pistons were forced along a pipe sealed by leather valves but this proved an unreliable seal and the system was finally abandoned in September 1848.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 05/09/2012


(best before Apr-13) Clear, coppery amber with thin large bubbled white head.


Lightly nutty, saddle leather and toasted bread.


Subdued flavour of caramel, hay and toasted bread with light herbal grassy hops.


Some light fruity notes in a toasted hot cross bun finish.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5 060167 340103 >
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Crown cap

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