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Frog Island Best Bitter

Brewed by Frog Island
Style: Bitter
Northampton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.
A 3.8% pale brown, easy drinking beer. English Maris Otter pale malt, crystal malt and wheat malt contributes to a malty aroma with a hint of caramel. The initial roasted malt flavour is balanced by the bitterness and hop character of English Target and Fuggles hops, which linger into the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Cask at Three Judges. It pours clear amber with a thick white head. The nose is toasty grain, bready maltage, porridge and cereal. The taste is toasty, bready malts, toasty grain, cereal, spice and light lemon with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Simple bitter. OK at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Cask gravity at K&ES BF. Clear gold amber thin white head. Bit of malt biscuit. Not great. But it’s an ok golden bitter biscuit quite dry finish. Touch of orange.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1658) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Handpull cask at the Wellington Arms, Bedford. Tawny with a lively white head. Slight bready/nutty aroma. Uncomplicated bittersweet taste. Refreshing but not very interesting. Clean dlightly tart palette. Short finish. Not a lot to it, and yes that’s the charm of it, but I wanted something with a bit more to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium orange - amber yellow colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity malt, toasted, pale malt, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120807]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (23618) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Amber colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, toffeeish, herbal and some mild caramelly notes in a nice balance. Flavour is mild toasted notes with some fruits, wood, toffee and quite dry bittery notes in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 26, 2011
Cask @ 3 Judges. Amber colour, off-white head. Nose is lots of caramel malts and wood polish. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, bit fruity. Slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
On cask at the 10th Annual Townhouse Beer Festival in Ely. A dark golden ale with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Flavours of malt, caramel and toffee again with some apple cider notes.. Bitter linger. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’10. Amber with a small white head. Fruit and malt in the aroma, resolving itself specifically into apple and malt in the taste. Mid bitter finish. Simple and only partly satisfactory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Cask handpull, The Victoria, Rugby. Slightly tawny amber with great curtains of lace and a very persistent off-white head. Musky fresh hopcone aroma with a softening wash of caramel. Big clout of hop bitterness; soap and pine cone, gentle hum of resins, nod of fern. Bread, honey and digestives rounding things out. Spectacular lace. An unexpectedly flavour-drenched BB. Top stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2007
Cask@Nottingham Beer Festival 2007. Dark golden beer with a lightly hopped aroma and a lightly bitter flavour. Overall an average lightly hopped bitter beer.

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