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Brewed by Brakspear (Refresh UK - Marstons plc)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Cold filtered.
Ingredients: Maris Otter barley; English Goldings and Fuggles hops.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nealgersh (19) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
For a 3.4% abv bitter this really does the business for me. Most bitters of this strength are short on flavour and character, but this isn’t. It has a lovely bitter finish with a lightish malty hoppy taste, and a classic English ale nut brown colour.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2002
Tasted right after an APA, so that may be why it kinda disapeared in my mouth. Pretty good, it seemed, but I need to re-rate when I get a chance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (459) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 22, 2013
Aroma: Sweet biscuit, light hops Appearance: Light copper body. Off-white, rocky head. Good lacing. Flavour: Light sweetness, medium bitterness. bready/grainy, dry finish, Palate: Medium-light body, lively carbonation, light bite. Overall: Very well balanced. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre 8A. Standard/Ordinary Bitter

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Great beer. Very hoppy and bitter, in the english style, and particularly for an english beer. Deep hazelnut color, with a slightly off white head. Pours well, with a thick tight head. Aroma is almost entirely hops. I’m not too familiar with british varieties, but my guess is goldings or target? It doesn’t smell like Fuggles. A bit of underlying malt. Flavor bursts with the same hops, the malts riding under to provide balance. Enough malt to carry the bitterness, but still let it take center stage. Wonderful stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Clear medium amber with a small uneven off-white head. Aroma of cut hay, apricots, slight moldy hops. Nice bitter taste. A great tasting beer that at 3.4% I could drink all night. Slightly dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2964) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 2, 2012
Dobry goryczkowy porter, lekko słodowy o mocnej pianie pęcherzykowej, Wyraźnie zaznacza się wytrawna goryczka na podniebieniu. Miedziany kolor. Polecam

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shorlin (590) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 19, 2002
Great colour with medium carbonation. Nice dry bitterness. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
earthgirl99 (25) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2002
Just what you’d expect from a bitter: not too out there, nice flavor, but nothing terribly special, either.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2003
bitter and citrusy aroma, pours with a light amber hue and small white head, nicely balanced hop/malt flavours, biscuity with citrus-like flavours, sharp bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (965) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008
500ml bottle
3.4% ABV
I tried this beer on July 26, 2008 after pirchgasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a beautiful translucent red with a 1" off-white head that lingered a while. The aroma was sweet malt, and a definite hoppy sense. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, amply carbonated, and slightly bitter. The flavour was sweet malt, hops, and spicy. Easily drinkable.


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