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Grain Best Bitter

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Style: Bitter
Harleston, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1473) - 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 (6391) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
(cask@Catford Bridge Tavern, London <October2012>) Pours dark amber with medium to thin head. Aroma of caramel malts. Medium body and taste is caramel malts. grass/pine bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10488) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Kings Head, Norwich. Amber with white head. Crisp, biscuity, malty bitter with a background leafy type hop, Reasonably refreshing, some depth to the malty note. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Guildford Arms, 1 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2AA.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toasted, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, malt bitter, sharp, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120423]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14709) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
cask atguildford arms ... copper .... thin white lacing ... soft toffee mellon nose ... bitter mellon fruits ... dull and not me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1439) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011
Cask at the Southampton Arms on 10th October 2010. Copper with thin vanishing head. Rich, pungent aroma. thick malt and floral to grassy hop. Bitter end taste and zingy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1907) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Brown, cloudy, murky English bitter, nicely malted, slightly dry on tongue and with strong hops on the finish. However, the hops donít overpower it or stay on the tongue. A really nicely balanced robust bitter. Re-rate - nice balance of slightly chocolatey toasty malt and caramel. Not much hopping, but when itís fresh itís decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrat (1262) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2010
HP-The Dove,BSE.Dark amber with a little head,good malt aroma with some hops,taste of dark malt,hops wood,light citrus,dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1766) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2010
Cask - The Plough, Norwich. Poured a copper/amber with a fine but lasting white to off-white head. Caramel malt sweetness on the nose, nice and light fruity hops coming through. Flavour-wise, again a good sweetness delivered from the malt, some woodiness and almond in the aftertaste, preceded by a slightly drying, mild bitter hop tone. Soft palate texture, low carbonation, light to medium body.

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