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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Philym (1003) - 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 (786) - Greater Manchester, 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 (1474) - 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 (1173) - Ipswich, 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 (9603) - Wigston, 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivnizub (9976) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle: Deep golden,almost clear, small persistent off-white head, delicate hoppy-fruity nose with a slight metallic tinge; dryish bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied;dryish thin bitter-fruity finish. Best Bitter? Must be a kind of english humour...

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MoritzF (9187) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
(bottle) Clear, amber colour with a mid-sized and slightly tanned foamy head. Slightly toasted malty aroma with notes of caramel, shades of citrus and a tinge of dust. Mildly bitter flavour, light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slim cara-malty base with a restrained fruit-character but spicy hops from behind; mildly bitter and caramel-malty finish. Drinkable but rather boring. 14.XII.12

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ManVsBeer (8050) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Clear copper coloured ale with no head out of the bottle. Sweetened aroma but bland character.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (6061) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear amber colour with small to average, frothy to macropore, diminishing, white head. Grainy, fruity, malty hop aroma, red currant, gooseberry, a touch of honey. Taste is dry malty, minimally nuttily, strawy; a bit light and watery. Concerning taste pretty much far from the aromatic promise.


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