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

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RATINGS: 73   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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, 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
wimpyjoe (3483) - 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 (3581) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (2853) - 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.

2.7
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1330) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SarkyNorthener (1684) - Walsall (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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - SEP 20, 2012
Clear amber in colour with an off white head that disappears quickly. Little hop flavour and a little sweet malt. --- BeerItsNice

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
McTapps (3558) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle bought at Tesco. Had a look at the ingredients at home and was horrified: Sugar, colour and stabilizator. This doesn’t belong into a beer from my point of view....Taste is like okay, but can’t really enjoy it.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
MichaelAwesome (3558) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Aroma of grain and a bit malt. Tastes watery with a bit grain in. Simple and very boring. E150 and stabilisator in - how disgusting can the world be ?


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