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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: 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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - 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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stephane_Houle (90) - - JUL 7, 2014
Apparence: D?une couleur brune opaque, elle est coiffée d?une bonne mousse d?une bonne durée. Bonne effervescence. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des notes de malt caramélisé. Saveurs: Au goût, c’est un goût de malt caramélisé qui domine. Pas le côté bitter des bitters (je sais, c’est mauvais comme jeux de mots). Donc aucune amertume et ni effervescence. Fiche technique Style: Bitter Format: 650 ml Taux d?alcool: 4,4%

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1071) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2014 Clear but coppery colour with a decent off white head. Malty and biscuit aroma with a slight roasty note and some floral hops in the background. Medium to light bodied brew with a bitterness that is at the forefront of the flavour profile. I’ve had alot worse versions of this style. This one is actually pretty tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3106) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
Poured medium brown with a small off white head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt and milk chocolate. Medium body, flavour as per the aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (435) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
650 mL bottle. Pours amber with a cap of off white foam. Black tea, dark bready notes, a hint of coffee and amber caramel on the nose. Balanced on the dry side, with a lightly lingering bitter finish. Light to moderate body with moderate carbonation, finishes clean. Authentic tasting and sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Pours a nice amber with a nice froathy, slightly off white head that leaves behind foamy lacing. The Aroma is a little weak, a cardboard malty extract note is all I can really get. The flavour is a straight forward, simple caramel malt kind of profile, seems very English to me. Certainly nothing new and exciting going on here, but it’s solid, does what it should, nothing offensive about it. I could drink a sixer of these with a friend for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (836) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
bottle. Poured clear deep amber with a thin off-white head. Sweet malty aroma a touch earthy. Medium body, creamy with a tart bitter end. Caramel malt flavour with a spicy note and some tart citrus hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4154) - 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!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9789) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Freaky_tiki (482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours maple syrup dark with a one finger cap that fades quickly. First few sips are a bit of a surprise -- is something wrong here? There’s something assertively vegetal happening here, almost like they brewed this with cabbage or something. Oh my. Disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3059) - 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.


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