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East London Foundation Bitter

Brewed by East London (ELB)
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
Our signature beer, Foundation Bitter, strives to be that elusive bitter that eschews pretension, is neither too hoppy nor too bland, is as good a second pint as a first, is great on its own, but accompanies food well. In short, a decent, honest sort of a pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (7878) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle. It pours clear amber with a small off white head. The aroma is quite malty and light flowery hoppy. Toasted malty with bitter hoppy notes. Well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronTDubs (350) - - SEP 17, 2016
Clear amber color. Medium carbonation. Fruity and malty aroma, some caramel and a touch of hops. Starts sweet and malty with some light dried fruit notes, finishes with a lasting herbal hoppiness, too much in my opinion. It is just slightly off balance. However, it tastes much better when drunk than sipped. Not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CloakedDagger (1969) - - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle 50 cl. Pours an almost clear amber with a tiny, white head. Sweet, caramellish nose. Medium body, sweet caramellish malts, lightly metallic, lightly fruity with a late base bitterness. Really just bittering hops here. OK for what it is, although the metal note is very annoying. 060916

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6774) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2016
How: Cask.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, malt, caramel, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, a bit floral, malt, fruit, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (11996) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2016
50 cl. bottle. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hos, bread, caramel and a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Navigation Tavern Spring Beer Festival 2016. Clear golden with a creamy head. Has a light hoppy character with a sessionable texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rarbring (2262) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2016
Overall: Sweat bread, apples, brambles, grass. Refreshing and balanced.
Note: On-tap at Akkurat. Reviewed 2016-05-28.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (23711) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2016
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Lightly hazy amberish brown. Fruity milk chocolate aroma. Sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Fruity toffeeish malt. Low bitterness. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DraftDodger (1108) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2016
Copenhagen 26/4 2016. 50 cl bottle from Meny. Purple label announcing that this is a "Best Bitter". Very foamy upon opening leaving a pool on my kitchen table. Pours clear cobber brown with white head. Settles as 0,5 cm thick layer of foam. Aroma of sweet caramel and toffee. Sour notes of orange juice and citrus. Medium carbonation and slightly thick palate. Taste is medium sweet followed by distinct bitterness with a little sourness. Bitterness lingers in aftertaste. Even though I carry a grudge for the pool on my kitchen table I must admit that this is a nice bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1840) - DENMARK - APR 9, 2016
Bottle@Guren with Allan. Amber clear. One finger foam. Cookie toffee aromas. Fine soft sweet flavours and taste. Sweet finish. Swell. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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