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Bollington Best

Brewed by Bollington
Style: Bitter
Bollington, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Formerly known as First Brew this is our first ale and still the most popular.
A delightfully hoppy bitter. Clean & crisp with a very light golden colour and a refreshing bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Cask at The Vale, Bollington. Slightly murky orange gold with a tight white head. Aroma is hoppy grapefruit, some toffee, malts. Flavour is hoppy, dry, grainy finish. Quite pleasant but not really my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 24 Jan 13. Gyldenbrun. 0 skum. God sukkertøyaroma. Smaken er syrlig frukt. Litt metallisk. Tørr syrlig avslutning.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2013
At NWAF, shared with Finn. Half, cask by handpump. Clear amber, naked at the top. Lemony hops in aroma. Citrus kind of taste supported by a touch of grainy malts, hints of berries as well. More sweet than bitter to the ending. Standard (Manchester, 24.01.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3850) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
Bottle. Big head upon pouring. Golden appearance with some citrus present. Bitter finnish. Crisp and pleasant but lacks personality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Cask at the GBBF 2011. Amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee with a hint of diacetyl. Sweetish caramel flavour with a decent bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1372) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2011
From a gravity tap at Northwich Beer Festival 17/09/2011 Good bitter, very hoppy, dry and bitter with some fruit taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’11. Amber with white head. Dry malty bitter, a touch fruity perhaps, there is a good fullness of flavour on the palate. Leafy hoppy bitterness in the close, a well put together beer for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29041) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
Cask. A dark golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of diacethyl and fruits on a lightly malty background. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, diacethyl, and fruits, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13164) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
Cask gravity at GBBF 2010. Gold, thin off white head. Bit of urine like aroma on the hops. Very citric, ascetic. Too ascetic for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear light medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, citrus, lemon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat to soft. [20100120]

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