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


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (883) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8916) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivnizub (9425) - 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MoritzF (8776) - looking for a flat around Munich, 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ManVsBeer (5968) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Clear copper coloured ale with no head out of the bottle. Sweetened aroma but bland character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (5019) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3453) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel - light toffee and faint hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel- light toffee, faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light hoppyness. Lightly sweetish and bit thin-bodied bitter, could use more bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluemoonmatt (3) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012 does not count
Decent enough for the price (on offer from the local supermarket) but if you rate quality over price I would definitely choose another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1694) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
500ml bottle cheapie at £1 from Morrisons. First pour looks really good, a red body, nice white head. That goes to leave a thin froth, letting a bit of hoppiness through in the nose. Taste is a bit bland, very thin on the mouth. Ordinary.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SarkyNorthener (3079) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Copper colour, no head. Very little aroma. Taste is a little sweet and hoppy with caramel. Too thin and carbonated, like a lager. Not a good beer.

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