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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2014
nice bitter. Enjoyable. Would love to see this as an ESB. Flavorful considering the ABV. Slippery mouthfeel which is very good. A bit of a hop kick at the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
bomber from the brewery. amber with a small white head. earthy hops and nutty malt. quite complex, hella drinkable. make a great session beer. ill grab a growler the next time im atthe brewery and would love to be able to buy this locally.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3136) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1670) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015
Boisson orangée légèrement trouble, avec une toute petite mousse à la surface ; le nez est quant à lui fruité, sucré (orange, cassonade). Bouche sèche, pas amère mais les malts sont minces comme du papier, laissant aux houblons anglais, herbeux, toute la finale à eux seuls. Moins sucrée que le nez l’annonçait, et c’est une bonne chose. Une bitter "by the book", mais ô combien charmante et savoureuse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (4139) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
Clear copper pour, small white head. Solid cereals, quite nutty, a little roast, with a touch of grassy hops. Perfect mouth feel, and carb. Wonderful nutty finish, with more medium bitter malts. Quite refreshing, and a super sesssion ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12695) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15617) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3185) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy brown-amber with a good sized just-off-white head that recedes quickly. Aroma is surprisingly complex - leafy hops, bread crust, slightly fermented fruit, a bit of musty book. Nice body, medium-full with a great crispness on the palate. Flavour is interesting - caramel malt, almost-burnt toffee, herbal hops, and tart apple. The latter note makes me think that there might be a mild infection at work, but even if there is, it’s not unpleasant - it actually gives it a nice moreish finish. Not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, 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!

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