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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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’.


Carlus12's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, - MAY 27, 2008
Cask @ market Porter (Apr ’08). Clearn brown colour with thin head. Aroma is fruity, roast malt. Taste is fruity, hops late on, sticky, roasted. Bitter finish, as in aftertaste. Decent beer.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2199) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7878) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Orange-brown, clear, low foamy head. Spicy hop nse, leafy, bad, touch of caramel. Caramel, light chocolate, peppery hops with some citrus and mineral. Nice bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. Medium high lasting fluffy white head. Clear dark brown body. Mild roasted malt coffee caramel flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (1072) - ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Cask. Bronze ale with a thick offwhite head. Nose is bacon bits. Taste is like bits of burnt bacon, a touch of grapefruit. Just a bit uninspiring. Like Barnsley.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1517) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Sweetish bitter, fairly malty with hints of nut and caramel some earthy hop. Nice enough.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (1883) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
From cask at The West Riding, Dewsbury, with KL and LH 09.05.15. Deep golden. Dense and persistent off-white head and lacing. Superb aroma and taste of malt, toffee, nuts, English hops and grass. Similar aftertaste lingering on. Very quaffable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (766) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9384) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
Cask at CP&K. It pours clear brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, brown bread, wood, light toffee and nut. The taste is rather bitter upfront, pine-needles, varnish, earth, light caramel, nut, brown bread, mild astringency and chewy malt backdrop with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good level of bitterness and high drinkability. A rather nice bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2189) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (362) - - 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.


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