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Courage Best (Pasteurised)

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

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Can, bottle & keg (at 4.0%) - Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Sugar, Hops, Yeast, Colour E150C, Stabiliser E405.
Pale in colour, fully balanced with malty favour and distinctive hop character, makes Courage Best a great tasting quality beer.


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (665) - 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 (1470) - 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 (3189) - 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 (7195) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Philym (985) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Biscuit, floral and fruity. Taste: Low bitterness, low/medium sweet and sourness. Palate: Thin grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt biscuity, fruity finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace. Easy session beer. Review if for bottled version 3.6% ABV.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hanoi (384) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Nose is light malt slight cereal. Very bland. Taste is light malt leading to a little butter scotch. Slightly too fizzy. This is a surprisingly poor bitter.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GoufCustom (806) - HONG KONG - AUG 30, 2013


500 ml bottle bought at Wellcome Superstore in Sheung Shui.

Clear dark amber colour; Very thin head and residual white foam which faded in 15 seconds; Small sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of malt, raisins / dark fruit , bread, caramel, toffee, sugar and slight grass; Light sweet taste of thin malt, with dry biscuits, light bread, light yeast, faint hint of red fruit and citrus, and slight grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is a very straight forward and clean watery ale, with pretty decently malty and very dry biscuit character, quite clean, no foul is detectable, nor there is much variety in taste, either; Hoppiness is hint of citrus and slight grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is close to zero, no much finish to speak of; Dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: The simplest Bitter of it all - watery, okay nose, minimal taste, no fault and no Hoppiness to write home about. Ironically,this simpleton is technically better than Courage Director. Still, once is enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scouseassassin (16) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle. Nice dark colour, thin head, caramel flavour, quite hoppy but a bit thin in body, weak too at only 3.8 abv, perfectly drinkable bitter as long as its a reasonable price.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (567) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. Chestnut brown colour, with a mild caramel malt aroma. Quite carbonated. Quite good, at least as mainstreem brewers pasteurised bottles go.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Golden brown with a white head. Aromas are toffee and grain with light raisins and lemon. Tea with thin dusty and floral notes. Flavours are dey tea with caramel and biscuit. Lightly fruity with brown sugar. Not bad.


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