Brewed by Acorn
Style: Bitter
Barnsley, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular.
Also available bottled (see separate entry).

Our award winning Barnsley Bitter is brewed using the finest quality Maris Otter malt and English hops. Chestnut in colour, having a well rounded, rich flavour, it retains a lasting bitter finish. Brewed using yeast strains used in the 1850’s to brew ’Barnsley Bitter’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30234) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 1, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 [Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF, 2004] A nut brown beer with a fine beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of spices and nuts. The flavor is lovely roasted and very sweet - especially considering the low alcohol content. The finish is dry roasted - almost like burnt caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2008
Cloudy dark amber with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and fruits. Sweet floral with roasted malt, caramel and hints of chocolate. Ends sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012
A - roasted caramel A - mid to dark gold with lasting clinging head T - light sweet with full bitter P - mid and soft O - decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
On tap @ Thomson’s Bar. Pours dark amber with a decent head. The nose has toffee and resin. The taste is of ginger biscuits and toffee. The palate is medium bodied with a thick texture and a tangy finish. Overall, a good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield 15/09/2003 Copper coloured bitter with some fruit and maltiness. Slightly dry bitter finish. 2. Cask Handpump at St Phillips Social Club, Sheffield 04/10/2003 More of an amber colour with plenty of malt and slightly wheaty finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Angler’s Retreat, Wintersett 22/12/2007 Some hop aromas. White head. Mid brown coloured smooth on the palate and slightly fruity with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Acorn Brewery Tap, Wombwell 15/03/2008 Some sulphur and malt aromas. Thick white head. Amber mid brown coloured and hoppy with a crisp and bitter slightly dry malt finish. 5. Cask Handpump at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2008 Lots of roast aroma. Bronze mid brown coloured and hoppy with some alcohol present. Crisp bitter and dry malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11285) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2007
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest 07. Brown amber with slight white head. Darker roasted bitter than most with a fullish body, some nut character with quite a husky character, not enough on the finish for me but still decent enough. Can’t believe I haven’t rated this before.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is mild coffee, roast and some wood. Flavour is wood, sour coffee with some mild hints of wood. Nice fruity and wooden bitterness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2012
Cask at The Waters Green Tavern, Macclesfield. Clear orange gold with a medium off white head. I quite enjoyed this. Roasted malts and some bitterness, some fruity hops, hint of tobacco. I’d have this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (328) - - NOV 17, 2014
Sampled from the cask at the John Baird’s Yorkshire Beer Festival. Deep chestnut colour with tan foam leaving lots of lacing. Aromas of biscuit malts and toffee. The taste is very rich and malty with notes of fresh crusty bread and hazelnuts. Fruity, floral hops with no unpleasant astringent flavours. Hints of coffee and toffee. Long, earthy finish. An extremely drinkable Yorkshire bitter, which shows that a beer does not need to be strong to taste good. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (753) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Cask. Chestnut colour with dent off white tight head.Dark and promises a degree of intensity which it just doesn’t deliver. Some dark berry notes but the reported chocolate never made an appearance.

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