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Bollington Best

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


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (4105) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Brewtique, Macclesfield. Clear, dark gold. Film of white head. Very fruity aroma. Syrupy mango. Ripe strawberry. Lots of caramel. Bit of unwelcome diacetyl in there, too. Taste is strawberry sweet. Then plenty of bitterness. Slick mouthfeel. A bit oily. Crisp carbonation. Finish is long, medium bitter. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly dark amber with a white head. Lovely malty, grassy, woody aroma. Light to medium body, light carbonation. Lovely balance of grass, lemon, wood, toffee, light ash.., good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - 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 (6281) - 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 (11051) - 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 (4950) - 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 (12698) - 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 (1931) - 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 (13033) - 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 (34226) - 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.

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