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Brewed by Elland
Style: Bitter
Elland, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular.
Elland Best Bitter is a dry and aromatic beer made with Maris Otter Pale malt and a blend of English and American Hops. All this goes together to produce a straw coloured beer that is strong on aroma with a pronounced bitter flavour.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13111) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2011
cask at guildford arms ... very pale golden yellow ... thin white head ... soft lemon hop nose ... juicy fruits .... light lemon hop nose ... juicy fruits ...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9622) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’11. Clear gold with white head. Crisp, sharp malts wit a rich tea biscuit type character. Reasonable hop notes to balance up quite nicely. A decent sessionable bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1784) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
Cask, The Sheffield Cathedral Beer Festival. Medium gold, slight haze. Sweet honey and ginger aroma. More ginger and lemon on the first sip, then warm citrus hops. Finish is bright with caramel at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Cask gravity at K&ES Railway BF 2011. Pale clear gold thin white head. Cracking condition bit of hard candy but extremely pleasant. Easy drinking but not a best bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2006
Cask at the Market Porter. Very pale blond. Very little body and lots of hop bitterness but not much hop aroma. Rather dry and an interesting idea of a ’best bitter’.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
<i>Cask conditioned at The Castle, Furnival St., London</i>
Hazy blond color. Nice fudge/toffee aroma. Some malt flavor, with residual sweetness, low bitterness, less interesting than the aroma.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2006 1. Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 29/05/2003 Light golden and slightly cloudy appearance. Some acidic taste and a strong bitter finish. 2. Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 30/05/2003 Tried again to see if there was any improvement but unfotunately there wasn’t - Golden hazy and acidic with a slightly dry hop finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 15/07/2006 Now called ’Elland Best’ and thankfully a much nicer drink than it was on my previous encounters. Hoppy aroma. Clear golden coloured very hoppy and slightly citrus flavour. A little creaminess and bitterness in a malt finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2008
Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2007. A golden beer with a huge cream colored head. The aroma is sweet mlaty with light notes of citrus. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of citrusy hops and straw, leding to a good bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2008
Cask at Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottingham. Gold with a white head. Cardboard aroma, possibly malty. Despite its claim to be ’strong on aroma’, I judged this the weakest feature. The taste was inconsistent: slight sweetness to begin, not much to notice in media res, followed by a pleasant hoppiness in extremis.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2008
Half pint, hand pulled cask at The Dagda Bar in Edinburgh. Golden body, slightly hazy. Missing head, fragile lacing. Floral hoppy aroma. Taste of fruity hops and honey sweetness, with a decent bitterness lingering on the swallow [26.10.2008].


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