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


on tap


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
On tap at Burleigh Brewing, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out bitter English hops upfront, with a thin biscuity malt backbone. Flavour is dry, with astringent English hops and metallic notes. Not very pleasant nor easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle 33 cl at Royal Albert Hotel, Sydney, on July 18, 2013.
BB 27.11.13.
Clear dark brown color, small tan head. Roasted, malty, English malt, dry taste. Grainy, dry aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness to the dry side. Sweet, malty, drywall, a bit fruity scent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Amber with slight carbonation. fairly standard bitter, with a touch of caramel, cereal malts, grassy hops and moderately bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2009
650ml bottle. Packaged similar to Rogue Ales offering with tghe etched label, nice touch and a first for a local craft brewery in Qld. Nice to se them trying something a bit different. Ruby copper colour with a loosely packed white head that collapses quickly. Faint caramel aroma with a grainy undertone. Smooth with a medium level of bittereness with a hint of peanuts in the flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2010
Amber coloured ale medium head carbonation also aroma toffee caramel chocolate flavour smooth malt honey toffee solid tastes medium bitter sweetness is good finish smooth malt hopfruit medium bitter not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3681) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
On holiday amber coloured body with an off white head and a spicy yeast malt hop aroma a malt hop bitter sweet taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3539) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2009
Elaborate 650ml bottle. Copper, small light beige head that disappears fast. Fruity and chocolatey nose with some flowery hops evident. Actually undercarbonated. Quite malty and somewhat sweet, then a good somewhat bitter finish. I suspect some of the character of this beer was filtered away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (3179) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2011
Clear, dull browny red body with a head that poured well but hardly lasted at all. Nutty, caramel, cardboard, metallic and grainy flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2911) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2012
Just on cool and into a straightwall. Houdini disappearing head wanes back to a ring of white on the meniscus. Sparse for carbonation, minute in size amid its bright, tawny copper body. Sweet, biscuity toffee and dusty malt and hop nose, a little dank and musty. Malt driven, toast, pale wood and nutty sweet in the mouth, light and just a little thin. A hint of cardboard midpalate the only notable flavour flaw. A touch of orange marmalade in back, becomes dusty and rusty on the swallow before dropping off soft, short, with a delicate, subdued bitterness. Overall it’s a little too attenuated - I would love to see more body in it - But still an easy drinking number. (33cL, BB15/08/12, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

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