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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (34580) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
Sample from tap at the brewpub. Pours clear orange with a white head. Aroma of malt, slight toffee and slight bitter hops. Flavour is the same, malty dry beer. I don’t really sense bitterness. A slight bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11974) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Cloudy amber body with minimal white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some herbal. Taste is medium sweet, herbal/earthy, some peach ,light melon, caramel. Light-medium body with low carbonation. MilkmanDan was with me, and assures me it tasted much better the last time he was there -- I wish I got to try that version.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Tap @ Barley Johns. Pours a clear, dark golden appearance with a white head and nice lacing. Toasty, bready malty, caramel, a bit earthy aroma. Dark caramel, a bit watery, straw, grassy, lightly bitter flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10009) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Draft... RBSG 07... Clear, very light golden ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Incredible retention. Odd smelling for a bitter, but I like it. Earthy, woodsy aroma with undercurrents of spent mash and delicately toasted barley. Restrained bitter-sweet flavors of caramel, English-American hybrid hops and boiled grain. Light-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2008
Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. An odd bitterness, an OK aroma. Medium yellow with a bit of head. Low a.b.v. appreciated.Nicely carbonated. OK for its style or as a beer. Sweetish malt, though not rich. There are much better elements in the product line.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (8495) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Light golden pour with white head, very lager like in smell and taste, with not much overall body to it. Bready, floral, and crisp at the end. Leaves some to be desired.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (7720) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear gold with an amber hue and a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced nicely. Aroma was full of malts with grain hay and a bit of buttery popcorn and bread. Flavor was similar with notes of grass, hay and bread with a bit of underlying sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (7654) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 TAP: clear gold pour, medium head. Sweet aroma, butter and toffee on taste. Pretty mild, borderline bland.

   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.

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