Butlerís Bitter
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Brewed by Niagara College Teaching Brewery
Style: Bitter
Niagara On The Lake, Canada
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Based on beer recipes developed in the 1800s by traditional English brewers, this ale is well balanced with caramel malts and English hops. Historical records exist showing the importation of Fuggle and Golding hops to Upper Canada in the early 1800s, in fact it was well known for American invaders to demand food and beer from homesteads they occupied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (2957) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle - 650ml. Amber body with a thin off-white frothy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar and woody hints. Taste is slightly dominated by malty flavors. It carries oaky, hoppy, and grainy notes. Ends with a decent bitter finish. Average Bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle at íGolden Tap Awards 2013í, beerbistro.. Pours a nice looking deep orange-ruby with a small diminishing frothy white head. Aroma of fruit and malt along with grapes and light hops. Slightly watery, but still good, flavour of fruit, sweet caramel malt, light hops and a light bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
This Bitter poured a deep orangey red colour with a nice, fluffy, off white head. To the nose there are scents of caramel, cereal and malt. First sip was kind of thin with watery texture and not a lot of flavor. Light flavours of roasted malts, caramel and hay most predominant. Finsh is malty with a mild roasty flavor. Pretty good but needs to have more balls.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (437) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
bottle. Pours amber, decent creamy head. Aroma is light, malts, wood, grass. Taste has some fruitiness as well. Easy drinking, balanced, smooth. Nice session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle - pours a clear shimmering red-amber with a sticky off white cap that laces well. Light carbonation. Aroma is demure but distinct- sweet amber malts over spicy hops and a hint of fruit. Creamy mouth feel malty-fruity character, medium-light body. Flavour has hints of caramel, succulent fruit tones, spicy hopping and a solid malt back bone -. goes to a clean lightly bitter finish. This is a good example of a craft session bitter - I could tilt a few of these in a sitting - mild but flavourful, drinkable in the max!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Pretty decent for a bitter. Pours brown without much head or lacing. Some barley in here with a little hops on finish. Crisp finish. Average carbonation. Bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2212) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
Single bomber from the LCBO and my first from the Niagara College Teaching Brewery. Pours a clean amber colour with a light beige head, almost creamy, decent retention and some good lace. Aromas of watery caramel with hints of nuts. Medium-bodied with a little fiz, kind of a Perrier mouthfeel finish. A little sweet taste with some very mild hops in the finish, but all watered-down. An average bitter but with something a bit off... everywhere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2269) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Pours clear dark copper with a moderate off white top. Aroma is caramel and earthy malts with a small hop presence. Taste is smooth caramel malts with earth tones. Nice body and earthy hop bitterness in the end. Could be a regular for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1808) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
650 mL bottle. Beautiful nut brown colour, with a small but sticky beige head. Nice malty aroma with nuts, toffee, some earthiness. Quite pleasant. Lots of flavour for a light beer. Itís a tad sweet, but still very drinkable. Solid body for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (2871) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
Bomber from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear bright copper with a full tan head. Aroma: Earthy, British caramel maltiness, bread crust, very slightly nutty, a bit floral, certainly British, nice depth for the ABV. Palate: Medium body, soft, fairly full effervescence. Flav.: Like the nose, plenty of quite British maltiness, earthy, stern, caramel and toffee that is dry and earthy, lightly floral, good flavour for a lower-alcohol offering; dry with mild bitterness and a reasonable dry toffee finish.

Certainly not a favourite style, but a competent beer.

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