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Newminster's No. 702 Light Burley is sure enough just that: lots of light Burley. For those partial to this variety of leaf it may make a fine smoke on its own, while others may appreciate it as a blending (or simply blend-adjusting) component.

Blended ByMac Baren
Manufactured ByVilliger
Blend TypeBurley Based
CutBroken Flake
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Mild, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2195)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

The toasty, nutty burley has a light molasses sweetness with a touch of oats and cocoa. The nic-hit is rather light. It won’t bite or get harsh, but has a hint of dryness that underscores the experience. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a very consistent flavor. Doesn’t need many relights, and leaves little moisture in the bowl. Has a short lived, decent after taste. Is an all day smoke that also makes a good mixer.


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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1708)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Newminster - No. 702 Light Burley.

The blend appears quite chunky, there's a fair few pieces of flake that aren't broken that much. The moisture's perfect, and the colour's medium brown.

For the initial quarter it tastes like quite a standard Burley blend, but after that's burned it seems to get richer.......quite a lot richer, and somewhat toasty. There's actually more flavour than the name Light implies. The burn from No. 702 is ok, providing it's given proper attention; it's not a blend for the lazy smoker, it requires lots of maintenance!

The nicotine's mild to medium and the room-note's quite nice: great aroma and it doesn't fill the room with lots of smoke.

This easily gets full marks from me:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Peterson Sherlock Holmes Lestrade

Age When Smoked: 1 week

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