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’.

Leighton's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, - FEB 27, 2012
Cask at CBC, London. Pours clear russet with a modest, white foam head. Quite a lovely aroma of lightly toasted malts, caramel and leaves. Light to medium sweet flavor, veery nive toasted caramel, toasty bread, mild leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Beautiful carbonation. Sweet, lightly bitter finish, more toasted caramel and modest bread, subtle fruits, toast. This is one of the best, most well balanced bitters I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1283) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2015
On cask @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, London - UK. Color: clear amber beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: grassy hoppy and small resin notes. Taste: good malt with nice hoppy taste, grassy and resin. Good pine notes. Very easy drinkable.Good attenuation. Really nice beer. Aftertaste: grassy and small resin notes. Good wet bitterness and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (17655) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Cask. Clear amber color, white head. Fruity aroma. Taste has fruity toffee. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Cask at The Reliance, Leeds. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of light malt, light butterscotch. Taste is light sweet, creamy texture. Sweet, nutty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2015
Cask (Queen’s Head, London)
Nice ruddy bitter. Gently sweet malts in the taste. Sessionable, and quite unchallenging. Finish just a bit sweet, and has a very delicate dryness. Beer for drinking not thinking.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8121) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (1116) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1555) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (2182) - 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.

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