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


on tap

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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 isn’t 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.

bluemoonmatt's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluemoonmatt (3) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, - NOV 8, 2012
Decent enough for the price (on offer from the local supermarket) but if you rate quality over price I would definitely choose another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Very middle of the road drinkable but bland dry finish some caramel and hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2015
50cl bottle. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. The head disappears quickly. Nose - toffee mostly. Taste - toffee, light biscuit. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that could be fresher. Overall - not worth a revisit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dchad56 (205) - - FEB 17, 2015
Light sweet fruity aroma. Clear amber with very thin white head quickly receding. Fizzy on tongue - no real lasting taste - fairly weak

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2447) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. The colour is amber with an off-white, thin foaming head. Very light aroma, with some slight hops. Taste is typical of an English bitter. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and hops

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. 3.8% ABV. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aromas are light caramel, light soap/floral hops. Slight sulphur/metal note. Taste has fruit sweetness, light bitterness, caramel and more floral hops. Light bodied and thin to watery. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (12282) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Biscuit, floral and fruity. Taste: Low bitterness, low/medium sweet and sourness. Palate: Thin grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt biscuity, fruity finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace. Easy session beer. Review if for bottled version 3.6% ABV.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hanoi (670) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Nose is light malt slight cereal. Very bland. Taste is light malt leading to a little butter scotch. Slightly too fizzy. This is a surprisingly poor bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GoufCustom (1215) - HONG KONG - AUG 30, 2013

500 ml bottle bought at Wellcome Superstore in Sheung Shui.

Clear dark amber colour; Very thin head and residual white foam which faded in 15 seconds; Small sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of malt, raisins / dark fruit , bread, caramel, toffee, sugar and slight grass; Light sweet taste of thin malt, with dry biscuits, light bread, light yeast, faint hint of red fruit and citrus, and slight grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is a very straight forward and clean watery ale, with pretty decently malty and very dry biscuit character, quite clean, no foul is detectable, nor there is much variety in taste, either; Hoppiness is hint of citrus and slight grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is close to zero, no much finish to speak of; Dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: The simplest Bitter of it all - watery, okay nose, minimal taste, no fault and no Hoppiness to write home about. Ironically,this simpleton is technically better than Courage Director. Still, once is enough.

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