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


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
Pretty bland and average. Not the worst beer youíll get off tap and better than shit like John Smiths, Worthingtons and Tetleys Smooth etc.... but not much.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanadaCam (109) - CANADA - JUL 28, 2006
One of the FIRST beers I legally bought once I came of age and I got hooked on it. Nice webbing in the glass, good colour, no aftertaste. A great beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2005
Fizzed and kegged. If itís kegged then I suppose the best option is to go for a keg lager. At least the flavours wont be disgusting, and the hops foul, and the fuller body confused by all that fizzing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Linc (739) - 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 doesnít 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.

   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 canít complain either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
July 21, 2002 (Keg) A pretty average standard bitter. Drinkable, but not great.

   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. Didnít have a lot of bang for the buck as far as flavor was concerned, but Iíd just got off of an airplane after an uncomfortable night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5792) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jerohen (2065) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2004
Copper coloured, dying head. Smooth and quite sweet for a bitter. Overall a watery and quite uninteresting brew.

   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.

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