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East London Foundation Bitter

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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1579) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a clear dark straw body. The aroma is a faint wood and grain. The taste is woody, apples with a sharp and quick lemon bitterness. The texture is smooth. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4652) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 23, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear, slightly reddish, amber colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Caramel malty aroma with fruity, hoppy overtones, hints of red berries, rhubarb, gooseberry. Taste is dry hoppy, slightly grassy, slightly nuttily malty basis.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (8271) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Cask at the JDW Willow Walk, London, England.
Clear amber colour with a small white head. The aroma is nutty dryness, caramel sweetness, mild bitterness, mild hops and malt. The flavour is bready malt, sweetness, mild hoppy notes and some nutty dryness. Quite OK.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Cask at William Morris JDW. Slightly hazy dark orange amber, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is resin, waxed lemon, caramel. Body is medium, smooth, no real carbonation. Taste is dry, malt-forward, dense dark bread, touch of sweetness, medium bitterness. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2177) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Cask at jdw Balham. Pours dark Amber with an off white head. Caramel, Cakey aroma. Medium body, lift carbonation. Caramel, leaves, orange marmalade, wood, fruit cake, light lemon... Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pistacho (37) - SPAIN - FEB 11, 2015
Cask conditioned at The Cock Tavern. Grainy and nutty aroma. Rich malty notes and medium body. Bread and yeast hints. Easy and flavourful beer. Really good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (751) - - JAN 20, 2015
Lovely dark amber. Quite a red tinge. Quite a mild aroma but hard smokey and fruity with a tangy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Keg at Winterville, London. It pours a pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is quite hoppy but with good malt backbone. Notes of grass, pine, citrus juice, light pine cones, light toffee. Taste is medium sweet and medium grassy and hoppy. Malty toffee notes, biscuit, grass, citrus, grapefruit and resinous hops. Bitter quite dry finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, nice bitter

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle (from AbM). Orangeish amber colour, small head. Aroma is wooden, resiny and mildly nutty with some slight sweet maltiness to it as well. Flavour is bready and toffeeish malts, some slight floral, wooden and nutty notes along with some mild earthy and grassy bitterness towards the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
September 4, 2014 - on handpull at The Gunmakers. Slightly hazy burnished amber-gold with a large and lasting fluffy off-white head (nice lacing too). Smells like a slightly sweet grassy bitter, a bit dry - simple but clean. Taste is very pleasant - definitely less sweet than most bitters. Soild body, airy, medium-grassy finish with some light grapefruit pith building by the end of the pint - quite decent.


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