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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.


1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
worldbeertaste (1599) - AUSTRIA - OCT 11, 2011
Light hops and flowery aroma. Thick carbonation with light amber colour. Tastes a club soda with an acid kick. Cardboard, pear and vegetable. Overly carbonated, prickly, harsh and bland. Very chemical. Yuck!!!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dynamiteninja (1467) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle. Cheap, around £1 or £1.25. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head with poor retention. Smells relatively cheap. Sugar, hops, malt, whiff of toffee, hint of banana, also some nuttiness coming through. Bittersweet with some cheap alcoholic burn. Oh so dry finish. Overly carbonated. The fizziness is actually prickly and harsh. If it remains at this level of quality, then Courage Best will not see a reversal in its downward sales trajectory. I presume the old timers drink it and try to remember how this used to taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2011
Fairly boring bitter but quaffable all the same. Medium carbonation in a golden coloured ale, nice balance of malts and hops. Nothing awful but nothing special.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mad_Ferret (627) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle. Clear deep amber with a porous medium sized yellowed head that leaves a lot of lacings. Fruity and malty sweet aroma with some toffee, apricots, oranges, marmalade, earthy hops, soap and cream. Taste is slight sweet and fruity but still a bit dry with a soft dry bitterness. Nutty with orange & apricot marmalade. Medium bodied with soft light carbonation. Decent but boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 500ml bottle, drunk on 28 July 2011. A surprise "how had I missed that one before" rating. Actually hadn’t missed much. Looks fine enough - bright coppery amber with a thin white head. Mainly nutty malt aroma with a touch of paper. Not that much happening on the palate. Touch of sweetness in the malts here. A smattering of earthy hop. Nothing particularly unpleasant here but hardly inspiring. Had plenty of worse pasteurised, botled ordinary bitters though.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Bottled (Beers Of Europe). Amber colour, medium white head. Aroma is fruits, mild vegetables, some slight toasted notes as well as earth. Flavour is being quite similar. Rather watery and thin, though the elements are there.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2011
can, fine sweet malty aroma, amber to golden colour, clear, minimal terrible no head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, fein bitter taste average carbonation, bitter, average beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewC (321) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
Very pale brown. Nice clean crisp bitter with a biscuity malt and and well balanced slightly lemon-meringue short lived hop. I was really surprised quite how much I enjoyed it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
Bottled. A copper to gold coloured beer with an off-white head. Some grassy hops throughout with some fruits. A reasonable bittersweet balance and really easy to quaff. Plays very safe but hey ho.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
tommann (2601) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours amber with a medium head. Aroma is slightly spicy hops. Some bread in ther somewhere. Some spicy hops hops on the finish. Very watery.


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