Brewed by Goddards
Style: Bitter
Ryde, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask: Regular. Also bottle and keg: Filtered.
Originally called Special Bitter.
A harvest bronze Golden Ale, brewed with Challenger, East Kent Goldings and Fuggles Hops to give a fruity citrus bite of hoppiness with a palate of citrus notes and vanilla, leading to a long dry finish. Available all year round.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 20/05/2012. Amber with a slight, off-white head. Cereal malt notes, with some fruity sweetness and hedgerow hops, leading to a moderately bitter finish. Fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (7199) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
50cl bottle from a friend. White foamy head. Blond colour. Nice enough beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mR_fr0g (6536) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle from Tesco. Burnt orange pour with absolutely no head. This bottle may not have been treated very well. Big skunky metalic smell. Palete is very thin. Flavour is metalic slightly nutty. Worst beer I’ve have in a long time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Slightly cloudy amber coloured with a thin head and a small fruity aroma. Has a sour bitterness that lingers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (6211) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 28, 2013
Cask at the Craven Arms, Birmingham. Poured a clear amber with a thin bubbly white head. The aroma is malty, but weak. The flavour is weak bitter, a little malty and some citrus hints. A very agreeable and drinkable session beer but I would prefer a little more bitterness if i’m honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6159) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2008
Cask (The Bell,Whitchurch) - Golden/amber in colour. Lightly hoppy aroma with some grapefruit and tea notes. Refreshing light hoppy notes in the taste with tea and grapefruit featuring again with a malty element. Well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (6045) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
Draught at Cowes Ale House in Cowes. Pours out in a deep light brown colourw ith no head at all and flat body. Aroma of hops and barley. Taste of light hops, sour amsh, torf, barley, bread and cake. Flowery finish. Easy drinkable and nice. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
On tap at the Ales House in Cowes. Amber in look with no foam and low carbo. Highly drinkabkle with some nuts and malt upfront. Easily drinkable with a slightly hoppy and light bitter end. Good one made with love.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5451) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015
Nov, 2003 Filtered bottle. Special Bitter. I enjoyed Goddard’s Fuggle Dee Dum so much I opened this bottle of Special Bitter. Mmmm. Chris Coleman seems to be doing things right. A restrained yet tasty session bitter. Wonderfully balanced. [3.3]
Jan, 2015 500ml dark bottle, filtered, from Beers & Bottles, Southampton. Scrum(diggity). 4%. A drinkable though unremarkable bottled British bitter. Pale golden amber. Some soft fruit. Nothing much going on here, but inoffensive enough. [2.7]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5397) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
50cl bottle of Goddards Special Bitter from the Hogs Back Brewery Shop. Poured pale amber with no head; light caramel malt aroma; biscuity caramel flavour with a light refreshing finish. A fine ordinary bitter.

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