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Burleigh My Wife’s Bitter

Brewed by Burleigh Brewing Company
Style: Bitter
Burleigh Heads, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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When not working hard producing Burleigh Brewing’s regular line-up of beers, our brew team dabbles in ‘A Bit on the Side’. And inspiration was abundant for this latest brew. Filtered through local lava rock, My Wife’s Bitter is our coastal interpretation of a classic English bitter, with roasted maltiness, a soft caramel character and dense, aromatic foam. Whats in in? Authentic English hops (Fruggles & East Kent Goldings), a blend of classic English speciality malts (crystal & chocolate), a centuries-old English yeast, beautiful Gold Coast water and the passionate commitment od our entire team. What’s NOT in it? Preservatives, additives, nasty chemicals, foam enhancers, pre-isomerised hop products, animal products, finings, GMO’s...or anything else that is not meant to be in beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (287) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2015
330ml into pint glass. Malty liquorice chocolate nose. Deep amber with creamy white head. Quite fizzy for a bitter. Beautiful unusual hop character, creamy, bitter, liquorice again. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2141) - Transient., - SEP 2, 2014
Rusty amber in color. Sweet malt, light hop bitterness, a bit earthy. Medium bitterness overall with a solid malt backbone. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle to glass at Jak and Hill, Brisbane. Dark copper brown, tiny head. Smells of malt, brown bread and boot polish. Medium body, sedate carbonation. Had a kind of astringent hop finish, which I rather liked once I got used to. Not hugely bitter, but a nice version of one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisbroadie (13) - Wakerley, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
Poured from Stubby... Ar: caramel & chocolate dominate with roasty notes not much in the way of hops / Ap: Deep copper and pretty clear, minimal off white head / T: Quite malty sweet with lingering bitter finish / P: Softly carbonated, light body, bitter finish / O: Interesting beer, terrific name encouraged the purchase (clever marketing right?), but overall a tad disappointing, not the worst by any means but wouldnt be rushing to get more

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (840) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2014
330 ml Bottle. Hoppy aroma, refreshing, crisp, well carbonated and easy to drink. Lingering bitterness is not over the top, It’s OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 25, 2014
I enjoyed this one. I didn’t mind it at all. best part is the brewery is 15 minutes down the road

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2014
Pours a see-through copper colour with a nice white head. Aroma of oak, spruce, sourness and dough. There is also that classic bittersmell that I struggle to describe. Flavour is good balanced! Medium body and soft carbonation, just like a bitter should be like! Overall one of the better bitters I’ve tried!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MurrayK (5) - Forest Lodge, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2014 does not count
Dark beer, very bitter taste which is very pleasant but a bit too bitter for my taste. Needs to be 75 characters so here are some of the 75 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (2346) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2014
On the better side of ok. Fun name. I like the roasty, toasty malt to balance the fruitiness of the hop and yeast. Poured a bit warm with a modest cream-colored, foamy, soon to settle head, and a little lace. Color is a clear brown amber with a few bubble trails. Aroma is toffee, toast malt, bit of fruit, dust. Flavor’s like nose, the roast is one of my favs, not much hop, a few odd components. Body/carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, would be better a little more chilled, fairly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle. Reasonably clear, reddy/malt coloured. Big malt bill demonstrated in roasted malt, nut, caramel and choc aroma. Just a slight whiff of cherry cola that slightly detracts. Flavours initially of toasty malt, although fairly hollow through the front palate leading to a dry, moderately bitter mid palate and then into a toasted malt, toffee, nutty and chocolate finish. A traditional English style bitter with low carbonation, hops for bitterness rather than any great flavour profile, a big malt bill and a relatively weak palate. Made for drinking by the pint. I like it.

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