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Bathams Best Bitter

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Brewed by Bathams
Style: Bitter
Brierley Hill, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottled at 4.3%.
A straw-coloured bitter which initially seems sweet, but a complex dry, hoppy taste soon predominates. Probably the best example of the traditional Black Country style of bitter.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saeglopur (634) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 26, 2015
500 ml bottle from my European Local Swap sender minutemat. Thanks Mat!
Clear, pale golden body, with a big, lacing, frothy, off-white head.
Aroma of hay, grass, grains, some flowers, slight citrus.
Taste is quite light, with about the same aromas and some more fruity, zesty hops and bitter herbs.
Light, slick mouthfeel, with a low carbonation.
Finishes bitter, quite dry, with grass, herbs, zesty hops.

Good. Clean, crisp and very easy, with a nice hay aroma. Overall not a beer I would often drink, but one of the better Bitters Iíve had.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (2994) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours an almost clear golden beer with a medium sized white head on top. Aroma is grassy, malty and fairly thin. Flavor is mildly bitter, thin bodied, some notes of biscuits and has a low level of carbonation. Short aftertaste, decent example of the style.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle @ Salopian Bar, Shrewsbury [280115]
Light golden, clear, frothy white head
Aroma of soft sweet caramel, soft yeast
Taste of soft light caramel malts, light yeast, no minerals, clean, soft bitter hops, soft bitter cereal, light honey
Palate - Medium light body, rather sweet, soft bitter hops. Finish of soft sweet honey.
Overall - Rather sweet, not much going on, not great ... Probably better on cask,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5154) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
Clear deep orange golden color with a fine off white head. Toffee, mild fruity and flowery. Medium body. Fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Average carbonation. Bready, fruity, mild citric and a bit flowery flavor. Fresh and tasty English bitter.
[Bottle from an off license in Manchester, England]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6092) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2015
50cl bottle traded with JMGreenUK. Thin creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Subtle bitterness. A good session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (275) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from Cellar Door, Four Oaks. Pours Orange-Gold, single finger white head, medium carbonation. Aroma of maltiness, orange peel, clove. Initial maltiness, touch of orange. Bready malt, biscuity malt, and a bit of toffee, caramel in there too. I loik it me!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
at_the_hop (17) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Not "the best beer in the world" and really suffers from inconsistency, not least at the tap itself. Forget that - get a good pint of this and you have the best example of the best type of beer there is - Midlands bitter. A true session ale. Please note this is a partisan review.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (429) - Godís Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Cask at The Great western, Wolvo. Gods beer without a doubt. Black Country born and Bread. Clear Golden amber beer with a creamy black country style head. Malty bitter notes with hints of yeast and orange peel. Ruddy marvellous stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1134) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Cask at the Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Orange-gold, clear as you like, with a white Northern head. Sulphur aroma enhanced to no end by orange peel, clove and yeast roll notes. Taste is standard bittersweet with an edge of sulphur. Simple but clean. When served spot on (as Iím having it now), itís a real treat.†

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (9433) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear orange golden color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, straw, bitter. Tastes almost like a pilsener instead of a bitter. Decent enough beer, nothing wrong with it, just not very interesting.


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