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Cheddar Bitter Bully

Brewed by Cheddar
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Cheddar, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Previously a Summer seasonal.
Also available bottle conditioned at 4%.

Bitter Bully is a very drinkable straw-coloured session beer with a big hop aroma and dry citrus finish. It is brewed using the best quality Maris Otter, Pale and wheat malts and hopped with a blend of American whole hops including Simcoe, Cascade and Amarillo.
Remember the old saying: You can’t beat a Bitter Bully.
Temporarily known as The Beer With No Name at our first Brewery Beer Festival we ran a competition for the beer to be named by our customers.
Bitter Bully is now available MOST of the time in cask and bottle form.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
labeerinthum (571) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 6, 2016
Bottiglia, 4.0% ABV. Il gusto al naso riconosce luppolo, pompelmo e lievito. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello di schiuma ha una buona tenuta ed è persistente, con bollicine medie. La carbonazione è abbondante, anzi eccessiva, perchè è una birra viva, come anche scritto in etichetta, e la schiuma continua a cercare una via di uscita dalla bottiglia appena aperta. La consistenza del liquido è limpida e continua ad essere limpida anche con l’ultimo goccio versato, nonostante il lievito in sospensione. Il perlage è formato da bollicine fini. La carbonazione è abbondante, persistente ed insistita. Il colore è giallo dorato carico. Il corpo è strutturato. L’amaro è deciso, ma nella norma, insomma meno di quanto il nome faccia intendere. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate. Il finale è amarognolo, lungo e complesso. Il retrogusto è intenso. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di miele, resina, agrumi, pompelmo, pino, ananas, limone, pesca e lievito.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1889) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Cask @ the Queens Arms Brixham, Devon .Floral marmalade nose . Golden pour with subtle white head. Midly bitter and aromatic. Marmalade , citrus zest, toffee malts . Not bad but I would I like more bitterness from a beer called Bitter bully .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3915) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
500ml bottle from Pheasantry golden colour thin white head. Fruity aroma with apples and a ho eye hint. Taste mid sweet. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pudding (229) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
500ml, bottle-conditioned, 4.0%abv. Poured clear light gold, with thick head. Aroma: citrus/pine. Taste: citrus/pine, quite dry.. Mouthfeel: highly carbonated, lingering bitterness. Overall: well-crafted pale ale. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8100) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle oro limpida schiuma media discreta persistenza note agrumate lieve pesca buona secchezza discreto amaro

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9181) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle from Darts Farm. Hazy deep golden, small head. Light and crisp, elegant malty base in the bacground and lots of fresh, grassy-resiny hops that also have a touch of citrus fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
Cask gravity at Six Bells Woodchurch. Paleish gold lasting thin white head. Decent hop on this. Classic golden ale. Some citrus hop. Pretty tasty i would say. Decent hop sting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22510) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
10th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Light haze on this gold beer. Residual suddy white head. Light dry palate. Very mild carbonation. Light dry marmalade orange. A little honey toned malt. Dry finish. Nice marmalade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are apple with caramel and herbal notes. Yeasty with lemon and trace honey. Flavours are cereal and caramel with grassy, floral notes and a nutty, gentle hop finish. A decent lager-like brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rjparker (1) - Bristol, - APR 22, 2012 does not count
It’s rare to get this much hoppy flavour from an IPA without having to really ramp up the alcohol. Leaves other IPAs, like Bengal Lancer, in the shade.

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