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


on tap

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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 isnít 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3753) - 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 (1912) - 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 (3884) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
McTapps (6396) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle bought at Tesco. Had a look at the ingredients at home and was horrified: Sugar, colour and stabilizator. This doesnít belong into a beer from my point of view....Taste is like okay, but canít really enjoy it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
MichaelAwesome (6332) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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 ?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JorgeLee (1676) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle at the Village. Iíve never liked this that much, itís a very middle of the road brown lquid. Doesnít try to do anything much, little hop flavour, generic vaguely sweet malt, nothing much in the aftertaste. Not horrible but the sort of beer that can give bitter a bad name.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (5847) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2012
500ml brown bottle (3.8% ABV) poured into an íOld Speckled Hení vase shaped pint glass. Best before 10-10-2010 and drank while watching the England v Algeria World Cup match (2010). The body was a clear, almost bright amber/light brown colour, on top was an off-white, thin foaming head. Very little aroma, some slight hop esters and hints of malted biscuits, typical mass produced English Bitter to be honest. The taste is a good enough mix of malts and hops, nothing spectacular, but nothing wrong with it either. A bit thin in the body stakes, even for a 3.8% beer and a little too fizzy for my liking. Pleasant enough, but not a beer I could recommend to anyone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (4918) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle from Wells and Youngs Mid amber with subtle sweet malt nose. Its gently carbonated with caramel and biscuit malt with gentle bitterness in the finish.

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