RateBeer
overall
11
3
style
Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4874) - 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 isnít. Ordinary and only to be drunk if you are really desperate.Lets hope that it sinks without trace.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (12919) - 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 hadnít rated it. Carbonated cardboard flavours on pouring with a boiled grain background. A touch sweet, pear drop, vegetable. I got what I expected.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (7795) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2502) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle from Sainsburyís. 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43245) - 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]

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1133) - SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle, guest beer at my local Morrisons. This was much better than Iíd expected, good malty palate with enough hops in there to keep me interested, a good session brew. Nice!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bullit (4389) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle from Morrisons. Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of vegetable hops. Flavour has slightly caramel malts. Watery and bland.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. A little nuts in the nose and perhaps a whiff of floral British hops. Light in body, caramel and nuts and a metallic touch. Very subdued bitterness. But a pleasant little drinker. 180110

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a burnished gold. Caramel malts and a resinous hop quality. Slight sweetness that was unexpected. Fairly bland overall.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2009 Midnight acquisition from Rugby Tossco (bottle). Still gold with a thin white lid collapsing to nothing. Nosebleed on cardboard, vegetable aroma warming with grass, honey and orange suggestions. Papery and a dab grassy with some OK honey-and-cream malt softness. Could almost have a couple of Honey and Lemon Lockets bobbing about in it. Saw it off in the end.
Earlier Rating: 9/15/2007 Total Score: 2.3
Iím afraid itís back again. Sampled in an Irish pub(?) in Torquay before hitting the Guinness. Wish I hadnít bothered. Red amber murk with best-a-man-can-get head. Faint curranty fruit, a trace of watery apple peel blandness. Dismal.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5  6  7 8


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50