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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: 20   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (732) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Lightly hazy, amber. Sticky, off white head. Light toffee. Red fruit. Mineral. Light hop. Taste is medium bitter. Light dry. Some tartness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (1970) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Cask at the pig’s ear fest 2013. Light amber orange colour with a loose greyish head. Aroma is BlackBerry hedgerow hop and mineral. Flavour is buscuity nutty malt and berry hop. Touch of pine in the finish. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnicolaescu (535) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 24, 2013
GBBF backlog. CASK. Colour: dark amber, hazy. Aroma: sourish: lemony/green fruit. Taste: dry, bitter, zesty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
cask@The Railway, Streatham, London - Amber to brown pour, small off-white head. Grainy, earthy, bready malt body, some caramel, syrup, toffee,dark fruits,woodyness, and some pleasing hop nuances throughout. Solid bitter this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Quite flat, cloudy, gold-Brown. Some sweetness, faded mango, cardboard, not a traditional bitter really. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Cask, Derby Winter Fest 13. Hazy golden brown with a cream foam. Aromas are yeasty with apple, wheat and rye. Woody with berries and floral notes. Honey with soft spices. Flavours are grain and earthy apple with pepper and woody notes. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8550) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2012
Cask (?, Cambridge) - guessing it was this beer, I just have "ELB" East London Bitter in my notes
Simple sweet aroma, some hazelnut. Nutty bitterness continues in the taset. Nicely attenuated. Very quenching bitter. Some green hops in the finish. Simple bitter very well attenuated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2012
Cask at the Grafton, London on 21st September 2012. Clear copper with off-white part lacing frothy head. Malty, fruity aroma with berries. The in-mouth taste is fruity with a touch of roastiness, malt and strong bitterness. Satisfying, long-lasting very bitter finish. Very well-kept pint in new pub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Dispensed from the cask into an English half pint jug at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green (Jan ’12). Pours to a clear amber/copper colour with a thin white head. Subtle malty nose twinned with a light hop aroma, would say citrusy hops - grapefruit/orangey smell. Malts in the taste, but probably a little more background than the smell, also get the citrus fruit flavours in the hopping, earthy-ish but not too bitter in the aftertaste A fairly thin beer in body, but not to the detriment of my enjoyment - ample for this style/ABV!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Cask @ The Union Tavern, Notting Hill. The beer pours deep amber with a small head. The nose is fairly faint, some dusty light yeasty fruits and spices. The taste is big malty fruits, strawberry, Light bitter finish. Some bread. The usual for a bitter. The body’s medium. Overall, OK.

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