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Brewed by Heineken (France)
Style: Pilsener
Rueil-Malmaison, France

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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The Bitter has one of the highest hops content of any beer world wide. It is at the opposite end of the taste spectrum compared to the Amber. The hops/malt balance leans heavily toward hops and the bitter flavor of hops dominates.


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1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bobjbkln (8) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Finally, a beer called a Bitter that is actually **bitter**, but amazingly tasteless beyond that. Despite the weak head, this is a nice beer to look at and perhaps there is some food (merguez sausage, moules frites?) with which it would work. But on it’s own, it’s a bit of a disaster.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3114) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 12, 2012
earthy, grass, cereal, butterscotch, golden, cloudy, frothy, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4051) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2011
500mL swingtop bottle poured pale golden color with big white head settling quickly to some fine lacing. Aromas of hops and more hops. Taste is predominantly hoppy bitterness with a light malty sweetness in the background. Decently balanced for a bitter and has nice carbonation and mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (3700) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 25, 2010
Beer no longer available for Fischer products, was sell in France in the typical Fischer bottle but with a green color. The smell was intense on hops and grass. Aroma was very bitter at the beginning followed by a very perfumed aftertaste. One of those beer we really miss.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2009
16.6 oz swingtop bottle 9/01-Pours a medium golden with a decent white head. Aroma of caramel and fruits. Taste of dryness, sweetness, and bitterness. This light to medium bodied brew was different but OK to drink.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
This one was kinda too much at first, had a rough front and sorta dry and middle, and definatly hopppie at the close, no exactly my bag, but good for the fans and those who like british type of beers~

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3590) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2008
650 ml green swingtop. Pours a slightly hazy, orange-gold with a four-finger, creamy sticky head. Nice aroma of caramel, fruit, honey, and slight grass. Flavor is amazingly balanced between sweet and dry, having a big dry cereal flavor that is dried by some grassy-herb hops into a mildly sweet and tart caramel apple taste. Light-medium body is refreshing and dry. Nice caramel aftertaste. Seems more like a British style bitter ale than a pilsener, but gets high marks nonetheless.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2008
A very average beer. I was disappointed considering the cost. This is a transfer from an old account.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy deep gold with some off white head. Nose is heavy towards apple. Flavor is quite smooth with, yes, a bitter tone in the background, though not predominately so. At the start you get what seems like a bit of a sweetness. Feel is slightly watery with a slight carbonation to it. Very drinkable, though for some that "bitter" might detract. For it being this style, I am impressed. Worth a shot.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
sneezey (128) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2007
If you added kerosene and a bit of motor oil at least it would be useful for the lawn mower. Otherwise this is sour as moldy grapes, sudsy as dish water, and stinks of rotten tomatoes. This must be what owning an unaltered skunk for a pet must be like. If this truly has as much hops as stated, the hops must have been left in the sauerkraut crock to ferment. A mold experiment gone bad.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
garthicus (2655) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 25, 2007
Bottle - Amber yellow with a small head, hoppy-bitter aroma with a matching taste, nothing special.


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