Barley Johns Little Barley Bitter
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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Modeled after the British-style "bitter" this is the lightest and least bitter beer we brew. Crisp and refreshing with just a hint of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Growler from Andy pepsican! I had this over a year ago and loved it--I think I had it somewhere around a 3.8. I’ll enter it in 15 years with the rest of my backlog. Poured into my Barley John’s tulip. Clear honey amber with a 1 1/2 finger off-white head, fading to a half finger before long. Aroma of some sweet caramel and grain, green leafy hops, and the same honey graham cracker Andy got. Also some light grapefruity hops. Flavor has a little less hops than I remember (as did the aroma), but still plenty of malts--caramel, honey and graham--and doesn’t really get that sweet. Finishes with bitterness peaking around a 2-3 with some dried leafy hops. Light to moderate carbonation with light body. I could drink so much of this stuff--a wonderful session beer, though I’m not quite sure it’s as good as it was last year (just like everything else!).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1496) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Gold pour with a tall white head. Mild citrus aroma. Flavor of green tea, honey, and graham cracker. Crisp refreshing finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2008
golden color. scent of malt and barley. taste is the same with an average finish. a decent bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Very nice floral and light citrusy aroma. Taste was very floral with a little corn and medium hops. Had a bitter finish. Decent brew but not worth me buying again. Nice to try though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/23/07: Pours a transparent bright golden with a well-lacing froth of off-white head. Lightly sweet pale malty nose has a fresh, slight earthy English hoppy presence. Body starts lightly sweet and refreshing with a decent bittering hoppy balance and faint toffee toward a thinner, crisp finish. A good session brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Draft @ Brewpub: Clear gold, nice head and lacing. Nose of bright fresh malt, 2-row and sweet nutty hops. The flavor is nicely hoppy and balanced. Light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/23/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

hazy gold, fine white head, lots of scattered lace, bready malt aroma with a candy sweetness, light sweet malt flavor, light lasting bitterness, simple but very nice and drinkable for a 3.5% beer

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2007
While not a big bitter fan, I did thouroughly enjoy this version. Slightly brighter bitter bite than expected...well supported by a bready caramel maltiness and spritzy carbonation. Tad thin-bodied but not detracting at all. This was a very good example of an Americanized version of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2007
clear off orange pour w/ a thick off white rocky head and great lacing. Light aroma touch of toffee and a very light piney aroma. avg pal. Dry piney flavor very light, very plain.. likely very true to the style.. a touch of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Draft. Clear amber/orange. Lite beer in so many ways. Pale malt and caramel in the taste, with no ’bite’ anywhere. Light body; thin texture.

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