Formerly brewed at Great Yorkshire (prev Cropton)
Style: Bitter
Cropton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. Labelled as Two Mugs for export to USA.
Our very first brew and still our most popular cask beer. A classic bitter providing a balanced hoppy flavour with a malty aftertaste.

rubbishystuff's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (2334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2012 A decent example of a bitter. An ale version of an every day drinking beer. Not super complex but much better than bland old pale lager. Light hops smooth texture. Serving:bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EdKing (2405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
Bottle from Berkhamsted Beer Shop. Clear chestnut light brown beer with a thin white head Nose is muddy, earthy, leaves, fresh baked ginger snap biscuits, bready. Taste is fairly unremarkable. Little ginger snap, astringent English earthy hop, slight bitterness, bready, nutty, slightly toasty malt. Like a pasteurised standard English bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2016
Cask at Tapped. As great Yorkshire classic. Leeds jaunt. Pours clear amber with a short-lived head. Aromas of light red fruit, toffee. Taste is sweet, sweety finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5370) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle from that shop in Malton. As Baytown Bitter. Appearance - amber with a decent head and a very slight haze. Nose - biscuit and toffee. Taste - toffee and oatmeal biscuits. General hobnob thing going on. Palate - close to medium bodied with a crunchytexture and a fairly balanced finish. Overall - a very drinkable bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martpez (127) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Currently named Great Yorkshire Classic. Its a decent enough bitter. Not really bitter enough, but goes down well with a pie or sausage roll, and is an atypical example of a traditional English bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Labelled as Baytown Bitter. Nice and well balanced bitter where room is made for a sweet malty body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (645) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Light amber. Clear. Not much head. Buttery aroma. Medium body. Malty finish. A bit sticky.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2015
500ml bottle as Two Mugs. Pour is reddish brown, some floaties. Smell is berries and acetone. Flavor is berry, mint, and paper. Something has gone awry, oxidaiton +.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
undercurrent25 (1953) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
As The Crusty Pie Company Three Pigs Ale. Bottle from Chester Christmas Markets 2014. Pale bitter, balanced with a cloying mouthfeel, some caramel on the palate, not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Tasted as Baytown Bitter from a bottle. Thin but stable, snow white head, clear orange blond colour. Aroma of caramelly malts, toasted bread, walnuts, unripe pear, red berries, orange peel, iron and something rubbery. Restrained fruitiness in onset, vague impression of peach and apple peel, a bit metallic with a retronasal sulphuric accent, bit powdery, smooth but rather thin mouthfeel, toasted biscuit-like maltiness, light oily and leafy hop bitterishness in the finish. Okay but in all, just another bitter...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2599) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 500ml bottle as Baytown Bitter from Co-op, Norton. Deep orangey amber colour, foam white head leaving lacing and aroma of bready malt, toffee, light roast, nutty. Taste is sweetish, malty, caramel, fruity, some bread & nutty notes with earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, dryish light bitter finish. Quite OK.

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