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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: 24   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 31 Jan 2013. Poured a clear, bright amber colour, with a dense off-white head. Aroma of berries, orange peal and bready malt. Tropical fruit flavours, caramel and biscuity malt. Finish was mid bitterness; pine needles, toffee and lemongrass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5783) - ITALY - APR 30, 2014
amber almost flat dry good bitterness light malty good drinkability light toasty note

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1710) - 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 (3965) - 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 (941) - 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 (2386) - 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 (8311) - 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.

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