Butler’s 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: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Golden amber with a thick head. Aroma of lightly spicy hops, fresh amber malts and some chewy crystal in the finish. Good for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
An amber ale with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, a nice nutty caramel malt with light grassy hops, faint herbal odors, OK. In mouth, a nice nutty caramel malt with grassy hops, rye bread, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12903) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle - Toasted sweet malts and grains. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Caramel malts with a nice slightly bitter finish. Very nice session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
2012-06-22. Hazy dark orange body with a nice foamy beige head. 3+ Mild flavour, fruity very light bitterness, muted sweet malt below. Mild aroma, dusty malt, fruity character, muted apple fruit, caramel malt. Average palate. Okay, but odd, the flavour does not quite come together for me. On Cask at C’est What Summer Festival of Craft Breweries, Toronto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Tea coloured amber, medium off white head. Sweet toffee aroma and flavour, low hop character, but very clean. Pleasant but simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
Pour at the Ontario Brewing Awards. Amber coloured pour. Lightly sweet aroma a touch of earthy hoppiness. Malty and sweet with a touch of light bitterness. Tastes nice and fresh but too sweet by half.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
[4548-20120622] Cask. Subtle fruity soap shavings in the aroma with a hint of wooden slats. Slightly hazy, amber brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Toasted fruity grains flavour has a nice light yeasty aftertaste. Medium body. Good, drinkable, mellow. (7/3/6/3/14) 3.3
(2012 Summer FOCB @ C’est What, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
..First stop of the day, Had on draft @ First Draft, Niagara College .. . medium malts .. light pancake .. mild but sturdy mouth .. . touch crisp .. enjoyable bitter.. . . especially stink beetles!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7879) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
pours unclear golden orange, amber-ish, with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. nutty and fruity caramel, very fruity - small red and yellow fruits, grassy, peppery, hint of licorice and other belgian-esque spices - imparted by yeast and not added spices - beautiful spicy esters in fact. moderate carbonation, light body - nice texture, balanced grassy-earthy-spicy finish - very nice mouthfeel. solid bitter - bomber for myself. much enjoyed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (7701) - 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.

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