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Brewery: Theakstons

XB is a beer brewed by Theakstons in Masham, N. Yorks. Beer has a strength (ABV) of 4.6%. Active: not known

A premium strength beer with a rich, fruity taste to match. Ruby coloured, the Xtra strength in XB brings out its complex aroma to perfection. Expect a rich body and full flavour; like Best, XB balances bitterness and sweetness, offsetting hoppy bitterness with fruitiness. (But why "XB"? In the early 1980s when this beer was about to be launched, the question around the brewery was "So what are we going to call it?" At that time, Best Bitter casks were stencilled with "BBB" and Old Peculier casks with "XXX". Being thrifty Yorkshiremen with only "X" and "B" stencils to play with, they naturally opted for "XB")


Beer Name XB
Brewery Theakstons
Brewery Location Masham, N. Yorks.
Strength (Alcohol by Volume) 4.6%
Active not known
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