Brewed by Allendale
Style: Bitter
Hexham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A traditional amber session bitter. Renamed and redesigned Best Bitter. Superbly balanced with a floral hop aroma from plenty of traditional English Goldings and Fuggles hops.

scotty's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotty (1151) - - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle, Waitrose Ponteland. Lovely clear amber colour but no head to speak of. Nice malty nose with underlying citrus notes. Quite full bodied with hint of sweet malt on the palate. Nice beer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenJensen (1457) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2016
Medium foam. Good aroma of fresh grain, malt and some fruit. The taste is good malt fill with little light caramel and berry fruit. Hop bitterness is marked by a little flowers and initially a bit sharp, however, the aftertaste is a comfortable long dry bitterness. An excellent bitter ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (646) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2016
Aroma of fruits, malt, caramel and grass. Amber with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a decent Bitter, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11680) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2016
Sample from a bottle at DØE 2016. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, caramel, hops, herbal and a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
Bottled. A golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of fruit, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, hops, fruits and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle at craig’s, as lindisfarne holy island bitter. Pours clear golden , nose is herbal, musty, garden peas, taste is similar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (15286) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle @ DØE. Clear golden with small white head. Arma is malt, fruit, caramel, hop and biscuit. Flavour is malt, caramel, biscuit, medium sweet, grass and a little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle, 3.8% at KØ16. Fruity aroma. Almost clear golden colour. Almost no head. The flavour is fruity and spicy. Sort of like a saaz thing. But a bit watery. No bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1833) - DENMARK - APR 9, 2016
Bottle@guren. Fine light Brown to amber. Near clear. One finger. Intense toffee biscuit malty notes. Low hops. Intens toffee caramel flavours. Smooth rather bitter mouthfeel. Great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DraftDodger (1082) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Copenhagen 31/1-2016. 50 cl bottle from Meny. Little bird - a wagtail I presume - peeking in light cool blue. Pours clear orange with white head. Dissolves fairly fast leaving only flimsy remnants of foam. Very moderate lacing. Aroma of orange and sharp dry sour lemon. Light carbonation and watery palate. Taste has a little sweetness as from caramel and toffee who is quickly overpowered by fruity tartness and distinct bitterness. Aftertaste is watery with medium bitterness. A bit too watery to be exceptional but a quite fine and refreshing bitter.

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