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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.


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2005
Had this one with SilkTork in The Old Blue Last, legend has it that this pub was the first place to serve porter. Today this yellow swill (or Guinness) is about the best they can do. The Barmaid doesn’t even know what porter is. Enough about the pub, the beer was shit too, sweet pineapple aroma, flat old tasting malt, sweetness, honey and dust. Dull like British television.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2005
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 First impressions were of the odd watery, yet mouth-filling, feel. A deep malty richness, with decent complexity. The taste is pretty good on the whole, but otherwise not a lot to say, really, but can’t complain either.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
July 21, 2002 (Keg) A pretty average standard bitter. Drinkable, but not great.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2005
On tap: I like the hand pulled bitters. I had this with proper English fish and chips. Didn’t have a lot of bang for the buck as far as flavor was concerned, but I’d just got off of an airplane after an uncomfortable night.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2004
Clear copper color, short head. Aroma is soft malty, fruity. Taste is a bit sweet and malty. Sticky palate.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jerohen (1976) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2004
Copper coloured, dying head. Smooth and quite sweet for a bitter. Overall a watery and quite uninteresting brew.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2004
Keg, at the cricket Lords, Marylebone, London.
Not the most pure of ratings but what the hell. Served in a plastic cup on sunny Sunday at Lords, Day 4, England V New Zealand, the back drop could only have been improved by Australia playing. Amber with large creamy beige head. Strong bitter aroma, with a hint of chemical residue. Not the most natural of aromas. Straight one dimensional bitter flavour.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Based on draught version: Just your average English bitter. Nothing too exciting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 27, 2002
standard bitter. nothing exceptional but quite drinkable.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2002
Watery and flavourless, come on is really ’BEST BITTER’!!!!, what is best about it.


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