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Courage Best Bitter (Bottle/Can/Keg)

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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle, can & keg; Regular. Pasteurised.
Keg version is 4.0%.

With over 200 years of brewing pedigree, Courage Best Bitter retains its widespread popularity. Best is available in both cask and keg meaning even if your local isn’t a cask beer stockist, you can still enjoy the great taste of Courage Best.
Pale brown in appearance with a bitter after taste, Courage Best Bitter consumers enjoy its lower ABV of 4% that allows them the opportunity to enjoy their favourite ale for longer.
Pale in colour, fully balanced with a malty flavour and distinctive hop character, makes for an easy drinking session beer.

Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Sugar, Hops, Yeast, Colour E150C, Stabiliser E405.


2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tradpint (13) - Amersham, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
Good appearance and head. Sweaty hoppiness and slightly oily texture are the remnants of the old draught Courage whcih was sometimes splendid, more often wasn’t. Not as bland as modern-day bottled Bass, though. If you can get it for £1 a bottle, or not much more, then go for it.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
HonestGriff (64) - Birkenhead, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Not a good beer smell, very chemically smelling, very metallic taste, sort of got better as I got down the glass, but will give it a miss next time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BaroneBirra (431) - Gorizia, ITALY - FEB 4, 2016
0.5 bottle. pale copper, big compact head. faint hoppy aroma. slighty metallic, quite watery but with pleasant malty and aromatic final.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (962) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Very middle of the road drinkable but bland dry finish some caramel and hops

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2015
50cl bottle. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. The head disappears quickly. Nose - toffee mostly. Taste - toffee, light biscuit. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that could be fresher. Overall - not worth a revisit.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dchad56 (358) - - FEB 17, 2015
Light sweet fruity aroma. Clear amber with very thin white head quickly receding. Fizzy on tongue - no real lasting taste - fairly weak

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3763) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. The colour is amber with an off-white, thin foaming head. Very light aroma, with some slight hops. Taste is typical of an English bitter. OK.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wekker84 (2170) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and hops

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. 3.8% ABV. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aromas are light caramel, light soap/floral hops. Slight sulphur/metal note. Taste has fruit sweetness, light bitterness, caramel and more floral hops. Light bodied and thin to watery. OK.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (17026) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.


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