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

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask and bottle regular;
Our newest beer is a darker, warmer, smoother mouthfeel beer than the other two. It has a red tinge to the colour and is relatively well hopped.


harrisoni's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle from Oddbins London Bridge. I’ve just heard the phrase "my father would have killed for a rectum of a horse." which puts everything into context doesn’t it? Dark brown beer with a lasting thick dark beige head. This is a very good best bitter. Brilliant malts, great peppery hop on the end. This is really good. A very good best bitter.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (4533) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2016
ON bottle from Jacobs på Holtet, Oslo. AMber color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; dominated by eucalyptus, also malt, dried fruits, choclate and some fruitiness. Medium/light body & complexity. Very bitter, a bit too much. Enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ERB92 (593) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 19, 2016
Aroma of malts, toast, caramel and dried fruits. Mahogany with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a really great Bitter, lots of sweet flavours from the malt and nice hoppy bitterness in the finish to balance it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6022) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2016
(Cask at Akkurat, 20160324) The beer poured deep mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was small and white and it lasted long. Aroma had malts, roasted nuts and earth. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were earth, malts, roasted nuts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A pleasant solid bitter.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Cask at the willow walk. Pours deep amber, nose is burnt rubber, caramel, taste is burnt toffee, harsh, sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndrewC (353) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle. Smells of wood and chestnut. Mahogany brown colour. Nice best bitter in the proper style. Rounded flavours of wood. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (10510) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2016
500ml bottle bought at Kjeller 5 and shared with Finn Arvid at his place. Rocky beige head that stayed for a while over a close to clear mahogany coloured body. Fair lacing. Roasted malty aroma with fruity hints. Rich taste profile of nuts and dark caramel nicely blended with roasted malty bitterness to a rather long-lived ending. Medium bodied. Brit bitter at its best (Tromsø 28.01.2016).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (4783) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Dark brown colour. Really strong aroma and flavour of toasty malts. Really full flavoured and a perfect session bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (3074) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2016
Look; light fawn top on copper ruby clear body. Nice lacing layer. Aroma; dusty malts surrounded by leafy hops. Taste; dark malts, hops, roasted malts, lighter grapefruits, leaves - finishes hoppy malty, balanced. Feels good, subdued carbonation, normal body. Overall good brew! [50cl br btl 4.5%abv, BBmay2016, B@Kjeller5]

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6011) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2015
Flaske 500ml fra Kjeller 5. Mørk gyldenbrun. Mye kullsyre på glasset. Middels høyt luftig skum med litt farge. Litt lacing. Lett maltaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken balansert. Fine nyanser av malt. Blir passe tørr etter hvert og gir mersmak. Veldig "engelsk".

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7394) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle from Det Gode Brygg. Pours clear deep ruby with a big creamy beige head. Good malty aroma, dark caramel and raisins. Taste is moderate sweet with a weak roasty note and some good dry hops at the end. Good smooth mouthfeel, almost as a weak porter for me.


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