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Chiltern Beechwood Bitter

Brewed by Chiltern
Style: Bitter
Aylesbury, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
The brewery flagship - first brewed in 1982 - the beer takes its name from the numerous beech trees synonymous with the area.
"A hearty and well-rounded beer with a 'nutty' flavour and punch."
Ingredients: Pale ale malt, crystal malt; hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7113) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2016
*Old rating, cask in the UK. Nice malty Ale. The typical yeast characteristics is there, the body is full with malty aroma, smooth and easy to drink. For the ABV nice and round, moderate bitter in the aftertaste with nice nuts and malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbonde (289) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
Pint from tap@Alford Arms, Hemel Hempstead@approx 10 degrees. Pours dark amber with small beige head with sufficient retention. "Warm" malty, nutty aroma reflected in the taste, where also a little hop bitterness to contrast the caramel, bisquit and nutty flavours kicks in. This bitterness also carries over in to the aftertaste where it gradually takes over from the inherent sweetnes.Good mouthfeel and easily drinkable. I like more hops in my beer but this is definitely classic British bitter and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tarosama (80) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bought @ The Brewery, Take Home 2pt Pack. Dark ruby colour, full body with toffee like sweetness, low carbonation, no head. Pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4913) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
Amber bodied with stable small beige head. Maltier bade than I expected, caramel and biscuit, with fresh hops, quite piney for a classic English bitter. Creamy mouth feel, not too thin for the abv. Great drinkability and properly bitter. Hooray! Rightfully recommended to me by the friendly bartender at The Royal Standard of England. I happily pass that recommendation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7410) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
ambrata buona secchezza lieve malto tostato discreto amaro lieve erbaceo terroso lieve fruttato

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (38487) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty, light fruity. Bitter, toasted malty and breadish. Bitter and dry, light herbal hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vladivostok (394) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
Carbonation levels are usually low and head seldom lasts beyond half way. Distinctive combination of flavours. Personally, I like it. Not everyone does.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Cask at the White Horse 40 from 40 Festival, 2nd May 2010. Classic copper bitter colour with a lacy white head. Very strong butter toffee nose and initial taste but not the slickness of diacetyl. Definitely nutty with a hint of fruitiness. Not bad and rather different from other ales. I think that if this was local beer it would definitely be seen as an acquired taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12585) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2010
Cask conditioned at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Dark amber with white head. Initially sweet malty with a nutty, fruity tone, then there is a noticeable leafy hop to add a good balance of flavour. Good flavoursome bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Malt Shovel Northampton A mid brown coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma is thin with just a hint of dry fruitiness. The taste has good fruit with nice licorice notes and berries. There is a hint of acidity which is strange but reasonably appealing. It also has vinuous notes. Tasty and with odd characteristics for a beer of its strength.

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