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Grain Best Bitter

Brewed by Grain
Style: Bitter
Harleston, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled (cold-filtered).
A malty traditional amber ale, brewed with a blend of pale ale, chocolate and crystal malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (1518) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Cask handpull at the Spread Eagle (Grain), Ipswich. Pours amber brown with a small white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nutty and fruity. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Body is quite light, texture a bit sticky. Finish is nutty, with lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4551) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy amber coloured with a thick head of white foam. It has an earthy, nutty and gentle fruity flavour with a creamy bitter-sweet finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2015
Cask (backlog). Amber colour with a small fluffy off-white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly and mild herbal and resiny notes. Flavour is fruity, caramelly, mildly nutty and chocolaty notes. Nice mellow floral and wooden bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Cask in the Stanford Arms, Lowestoft. Amber with an off white head. Pleasant flavour of citrus and biscuity malt. Nicely drinkable. A well made bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Cask at the Cock Inn, Attleborough. Light brown, almost tawny. Cedar, underripe berries, a bit of astringency in the nose. Taste is malt led but with a good dollop of sour bitterness. Long grainy finish. Just the right hit of astringency. Special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CStang67 (28) - - MAY 7, 2015
Had this at a pub in Great Yarmouth. Beer was quite good, I remember it having the right amount of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
Cask@ Kings Arms, Bethnal Green E2. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vladivostok (452) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Dark amber with a sharp fruity aroma. Overriding flavours are of toffee and caramel. Quite smooth with a surprisingly clean palate. The first beer I have tried from this brewery and quite impressive.Very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4358) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle from Bakers and Larners of Holt, Norfolk. Clear, copper colour. Film of white head. Toffee malt. Some orange. Some green leaf. Taste is soft sweet. Light dry. Smooth palate. Finishes with a little bitterness. Lovely nick, this one. Very enjoyable bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Beer Emporium, Bristol 14/8/2013. Deep amber in colour with a decent, off-white head. Malty bitter, with some bready notes, hedgerow fruits and a touch of leafy hop, before a lingering, bitter finish. Fine.

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