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


on tap

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Golden brown with a thin head. Aromas are toasted and biscuit malts with earthy, leafy spicy hops. Some marmalade with woody notes. Flavours are jammy fruit with spritzy yeast and bitter lemon. Peppery and leafy with some green notes. Fruity bitterness and dry to finish. Nice. .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Cask at the CP&K, Pimlicococo, 15/10/14. Clear copper with a decent off white head. Nose is toffee, biscuit malt, nutty, light fruit vibes. Taste comprises more biscuit malt, toffee, dark fruit rinse, suggestion of coffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter wash. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2399) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Aroma: grain and cereal malts, light straw. Appearance: clear, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: intense grain, bitters coming up quickly, some grass, dry finish. Overall: decent Bitter, nothing too exciting though. Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (31462) - 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 (10404) - 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 (4200) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2288) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Cask at GBBF 15. Pours a clear brown colour with a white head, aroma is malt with biscuit and some toffee, taste is malty with a hint of coffee with a clean dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9166) - 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 (11946) - 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.

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