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Fox Branthill Best

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Brewed by Fox (Norfolk)
Style: Bitter
Kings Lynn, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Status Uncertain - also available bottle conditioned
INGREDIENTS: Maris Otter pale malt/amber malt/pale chocolate malt/torrefied wheat/Phoenix, Cascade and First Gold hops. A beer created in conjunction with Branthill Farm at Wells-next-the-Sea, using the farm's Maris Otter barley.
TASTING NOTES: A red amber brew with a malty, lightly chocolaty, very nutty aroma. The taste and finish are also nutty and malty with reasonable bitterness and hints of roast.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (7035) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2007
BCA, present from mate Bob picked up at beer shop in Wells-next-the-Sea. Standard brown pouring beer with busy head. Uninspiring in all areas and something of a disappointment after the earlier Norfolk Nectar I’d had.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
[Cask conditioned] Amber coloured. Malty and nutty aroma. Sweet and very malty flavour. Roasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4660) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orangey amberwith a huge offwhite head. Complex aroma with toffee, roasted malts, hints of chocolate as well as citrus hops. Earthy maltiness dominates the flavours with hits of chocolate and nuts.Roasted notes. Light body and fizzy. If it is a bitter, it certainly is a special one.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (9636) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2006
Bottle conditioned, 500ml. Red brown beer with volcanic cream head. Lively gassy beer with a dead cardboardish note, yeasty and a little sour. Acidic fruity note with a sharp maltiness. Not particularly pleasing.
Earlier Rating: 9/1/2006 Total Score: 3.7
Cask conditioned at The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk. Amber/Red beer with white head. Smooth fruity beer with an underlying oaky woodiness. Sweetish malt but with a long hoppy finish. Definitely flavourful for a low ABV, quite enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2006
Poured from the bottle (courtesy of the London crew), a cloudy light brown - quiet lively - with a large off-white ice cream head that laced down the glass. A complicated aroma, strong and malty with roasted caramal notes and a finishing spiced nose of orange zest. The mouth feel is quite carbonated and the flavouring is again complicated. The malt character is interesting along with a yeastiness, followed by a strong bitterness (with some giner) that leads to a drying finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1069) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
A dark, reddish brown beer with a weak beige head. The nose is a complex mix of fruity hoppiness, that is followed by a rounded, slightly sweet malty aroma. The taste is the same, a distinct floral, citrus fruit and hop flavour that is balanced by a slightly sweet, malty, caramel flavour. A good partner for a cheese board!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7805) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle. Brown with a large beige head. Aromas are chocolate malts with earthy hops. Also, yeast and light pine with hints of metal. Flavours are sweet and malty initially, followed by some nutiness and earthy hops. Bready yeast is prominent. The finish is dry light roast malts. Very tasty for its strength. Impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
Cask (handpulled) at the Devonshire Cat, Sheffield. A good, strait laced bitter. Good bready malts and a satisfying finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2005
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2005] An amber beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and nuts. The flavor is sweet with light notes of caramel and nuts, leading to a dry roasted end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
From A Bottle.Mid brown in colour with a medium head,aroma is hoppy and yeasty,taste is hoppy and woody with a bitter finish.


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