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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Maybe more akin to a British Dark Mild, though with more alcohol than that usually has. Dark, chocolatey and lightly roasty, this low gravity British bitter is made with British dark caramel malt and 2 row barley malt.
Bitchin' Bitter has a warm, toasty maltiness reminiscent of English biscuits with a subtle nutty note of sweet but dry caramel. The hop character offers pleasant notes of cut grass and other florals, and assists the finish of this ale with a firm, balanced bitterness. Our house ale yeast, during its warm fermentation process, was coaxed into producing some very complex fuity esters, which round out this authentic British-style session beer. Deep red-brown and served with an unfiltered mien, carbonation is also slightly lower than our other house beers in keeping with tradition. Overall this seemingly mild beer is quite complex despite its delicate character, and makes for an exceptional session drink.
OG: 1.045 FG: 1.012 ABV: 4.3%


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (875) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Malt and some citrus in the aroma. Flavor is pretty standard ESB, with malt balanced by bittering hops. Mouthfeel is watery. I tend to love ESBs, but this one’s pretty bleh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3264) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
Tap. Unique fruit salad watermelon dry herbal bread notes. Fresh, crisp watermelon dough character. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3276) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Shaker pint pour at the brewpub in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pour is a light haze, copper golden with not too much of an off white head. Despite this, nice lacing left behind. Aroma is soft crystal maltiness along with a soft floral hoppiness – flowery resin, not bitter. The taste is the crystal malt right away, followed by a nice resin floral. Nice integration of flavor. Palate is medium to thin, lower carbonation, crisp clean finish. Nice one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4156) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Tap @ Cambridge Commons... Poured orange-ish with a white head. Hops on the nose with big time grains. Light palate and very drinkable. Crisp, cracker-like malts and a tiny bite of hops with a citrus-like and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was white with good retention and lacing. Smelled of flowery hops, Ritz Crackers, and toffee in roughly equal proportions. Light to medium bodied and delicately sweet with mild bitterness. Pleasant mix of caramel and flowery hop flavors. Carbonation was appropriately on the lower end of the spectrum.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Interesting aroma of floral, fruity hops. Interesting flavor of floral and fruity hopsd. Not bad but the hops could be more expressive.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2008
On tap. Pours a cloudy golden with frothy white head. Aroma is a bready, grassy and soft with a little hops. Very nice. Flavor is yeasy, bready and a little citrus. Finishes bitter. Rather thin body, but this is a good session beer. Get the "tower".

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 15, 2008
On cask with Amarillo hops at the brewpub.. Lightly butterscotch nose. Some weird caramels. Hmmm. Pours a mid-copper, lightly hazed with a gold fringe and rim of silky white. Flavor falls mostly flat. A dead sugary mess. Some bright, penny-like english hops, a wash of biscuit, and sweet honey. Cask isn’t keeping this one alive tonight. More butterscotch, a touch of toffee and stale tea. Too sticky and flat. Just too flat, even for a cask beer. Oaky. Hops glow a little more interesting in the back, but this beer is not well built. Nothing I’d want to quaff much of. English yeasts dapple in a bit of character building esters, but it’s too late. I’m already dis-interested.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2007. A hazy dark golden beer with a bubbly orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy which gives it notes of grass, as well as with notes of alcohol and yeast. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of yeast and oranges, leading to a quite bitter finish. The body is thin.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Malty and slightly fruity aroma with hints of caramel. Sweet malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.


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