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Cheddar Gorge Best

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Brewed by Cheddar
Style: Bitter
Cheddar, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also available Bottle Conditioned at 4.2%.
The intricate blend of hops we use in our distinguished Best Bitter provides a clean bitter taste that complements the warm malt flavours perfectly. It is brewed using the best quality Maris Otter and Crystal malts and hopped with a blend of English whole hops.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (1015) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 16, 2014
500ml bottle @ Ethicurean restaurant, Wrington (recommended). Dark amber pour with medium off white head. Nose and tongue is light crystal toasty biscuity malts with a satisfying floral hop bitterness. Lightish bodied and easily sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5500) - ITALY - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle ambrata quasi limpida schiuma media buona persistenza lieve naso luppolato lieve terrso biscotto un tocco di lievito buona secchezza bilanciata

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
27th October 2013
Clear bright deep amber beer with tidy pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate with fine minerally carbonation. Light malt, touch of cream. Little dried fruit hops. Light dry finish with a mellow bitter linger. Standard stuff but clean and done well.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dutchbeerpages (1637) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
A clean taste it is, maybe a little too clean. Hardly any aroma, lightly metallic, ugly beer apart from the head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Cask at the Griffin Inn, Bath. Pours clear, dark gold with a fine, frothy, off-white head. Bready malts on the nose with hints of honey. Light to medium sweet flavior with doughy bread, notes of toffee and butterscotch, ripe fruits, citrus, mellow leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Just a touch more leafy hop kick to finish, with further bready malts and toffee, along with lightly sugary, ripened fruits. Very nice bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swooper (1248) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
bottle from Cheddar gorge beer shop, light malty aroma with waste of yeasts, amber, clear, rocky head, frothy, medium bitterness with light to medium sweetness and bitter end, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, ok beer for all night drinking

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2116) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
Cask at the Catford Bridge Tavern. Dark amber pour with a white head which soon dissipates. Malt and caramel nose. Caramel and raisin flavour with light chocolate notes. Malty finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8204) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle. Hazy amber with an off white head. Aromas are apple and lemon with light pineapple. Yeasty with biscuit and toast malts. Flavours are toast and grain with light lemon and yeast. Quite bloating with a dry finish. OK.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2446) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Tasting from August 2011.
Pours a bright orange and settles to appear almost still. Head goes up and then goes down leaving but a ring of white atop. Honey, pear drops, under-ripe melon and toffee on the nose, quite sweet, with a touch of salted roasted nuts and pinewood. Similarly sweet in the mouth. A lot of crystal malt gives it a sticky golden syrup, Anzac biscuit, praline-like taste with little to balance it. There is grainy, bready hint mid-palate and tangy marmalade in back with a hint of burnt sugar in the swallow. Body is light but it becomes cumbersome as it warms. Lacks balance. (50cL, BB 31/08/12, West Country Ales, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset)

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5236) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2012
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. The conditioning hasn’t worked well, and there’s a mild sharpness about the beer which feels unintended and spoils the pleasure. Beyond that one can detect an indifferent bitter that may, when fresh and in perfect condition, be light, flowery, fragrant and refreshing.


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