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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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’.


Leighton's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18075) - 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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (872) - ITALY - JUN 22, 2016
Pint on tap. Brown color, clear, big creamy offwhite head with cascade. Aroma of english hops, woody tones, light biscuit malt with some sulphur. Flattish taste slightly sour, lighr to medium body, soft carbonation. Seems wild.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (17041) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2016
Cask @ Crosse Keys, London. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 250316

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Cask pint at The Corryvreckan (JDW) in Oban. Very dark brown colour. A bit of head.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2016
Cask handpull at the moon under water Watford. Dull copper coloured pour with a thin greyish head. Aroma is nutty brown bread, unrefined sugars, some dried fruits. Flavour is composed of nutty malts, flinty mineral, tangy berry, dry mineral finish. Palate is semi sweet, moderate cask condition, rounded. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Don2711 (374) - - MAR 11, 2016
Chestnut appearance. Malty aroma with pine notes. Medium bite on palate despite lower strength. All on all nice session drink. Can see why it did well at Camra 2015 with silver

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1848) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Pours an amber colour. Taste is well balanced with a bitter finish. A classic example of a Yorkshire bitter

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Cask at the haymarket. Pours clear golden, nose is dull toffee, light fruit, taste is sweet, malty, fruity.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5813) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Cask at The Railway, Putney as ’Acorn Barnsley Bitter’. Clear orange, still, thin white layer of foam atop, leaves light lacing. Aroma has some caramelised sugars, some dog, rubber, maybe a little sulphur. Body is smooth, rounded, low carbonation. Taste is biscuity, straw, a little sulphur, squash ball (yes, I suck these on a regular basis so I can make this comparison), soft bitterness. Middling bitter. Pretty much the epitome of ’twiggy bitter’. Drinkable with just enough nuance to keep things interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1939) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (20929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Cask. Clear amber color, white head. Fruity aroma. Taste has fruity toffee. Not bad.


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