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Arundel ASB

Formerly brewed at Arundel
Style: Bitter
Arundel, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle only; Regular - Filtered & pasteurised.
The cask version is known as Special Bitter and has a separate listing.
Note: Appears to have been replaced in the beer range by Arundel Sussex Pale Ale which may, or may not, be a straight renaming.

Special Bitter
A special bitter with a complex roast malt flavour leading to a fruity, hoppy, bitter-sweet finish.

BOBBDrinker's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAY 4, 2013
A clear golden amber bitter with a slightly off white head. A strong aroma of roasted malts and fruits which are followed through in the beer itself. A smooth beer with a mild bitter finish which promotes the fruitiness, which adds a sweetness beer warming the back of the throat making it feel stronger than it is. Overall it is an enjoyable bitter and a beer that you really could enjoy a few pints of.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
500ml dark bottle from Tesco. Filtered. Roasty notes, some mushroom and a bit of must. A bit of airfix glue in the aroma. Clean malt, few hops. Drinkable, but - other than the roasty notes - this is not impressive enough to make me want to buy it again, though it’s not bad enough that I would refuse to if the selection was limited.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4545) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle from Tesco, Slough and Beers of Europe, Norfolk. An amber beer with a creamy rich toffee flavour, almond notes and a sweet red fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (6075) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2013
500ml bottle from Tescos, Camberley. Gold with a thick off-white head and heavy carbonation; malty aroma; malty flavour; and a dry fruity finish. A plain and simple bitter.

Originally rated: 2/6/2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
500ml bottle. boring appearance like all bitters. but aroma and taste are excellent. hops mixed with fruit and flowers. very peachy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Clear dark to medium amber with a frothy, lacy, lasting, off-white head. Smells of nuts, that combine with the toasted malt and caramel creates a smooth nose with some perfume flowers and a nice citrus hops in the background. Medium thin body with soft carbonation. Medium biscuit sweet caramel, dried trail mix of fruit and nuts. Toasted malt with a dry medium bitter lightly hopped finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle. Amber colour. Aroma of dried fruits. Taste is of hoppy prunes and caramel. This is quite sweet. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2410) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Colour is reddish brown with a white head. Nose is chocolatey. Like chocolate powder, bit cardboardy, faint hint of hops in there with a tiny bit of citrousy zest. Taste is malty, chocolate, touch of zingy hop bitterness, but also touch of boiled sweet. Dry on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12955) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2010
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, peach and marmalade. Sweet, but balanced flavour with caramel and marmalade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2010

Bottle 500ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TTODRBSG10 - Ulfborg.

Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, nutty notes, light to moderate hoppy, citrus - orange, UK hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, caramel - toffee, nutty notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100814]

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