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


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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 12/20
maeib (8750) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
tommann (2980) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1978) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Medium amber colour, thin head. Stale caramel aroma, sweet flavour that finishes sharp and slightly astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1578) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2010
Appearance: Chestnut brown. Little bit of off-white head. Aroma: Nice malt, nutty. Some hops. Taste: Sweet malt. Some hops. Not very interesting. Info: 500ml bottle, 26/6-2010

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2012 Sharp bitter taste intially follwed by a medium hop taste, an average session bitter which is easily drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4209) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle.Obviously an accountant thought there was a gap in the market for a bottled bland bitter. The marketing person decided to call it Best which it isn’t. Ordinary and only to be drunk if you are really desperate.Lets hope that it sinks without trace.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (11196) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
Bottled, 500ml from Sainsburys, Banbury. Amber with white head, carbonated. Took a flier on buying this as I thought I hadn’t rated it. Carbonated cardboard flavours on pouring with a boiled grain background. A touch sweet, pear drop, vegetable. I got what I expected.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (6780) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle from Sainsburys. Amber with slight carbonation. Light cereal malt aroma overwhelmed by a strange mushroom soup edge. Flavour was similar: sweetish malts and wet cardboard. Another poor British bottled beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2066) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a amber orange colour with a thin white head, the aroma is a bit skunky. The taste is watery with fruit flavours in the background, with a sweet dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, toasted, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, dry hop flowers. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100118]

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