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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Best Bitter was the first beer we ever brewed, way back in 1988 at our Portland Brew Pub. This true English classic has been the anchor of our draft selection ever since. Best Bitter is a copper-hued and well-balanced ale with real old world integrity. We use fine Yakima Golding hop flowers in the brewing of this beer for a fine dry finish that compliments the malty palate. The taste captures the freshness of a hand-drawn ale that goes right from the conditioning tank to your glass! Hops: Yakima Goldings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlovell2 (1307) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2014
On tap at Freeport location. Pours Amber with white head. Biscuity malt aroma with caramel. Sweet caramel malt start with some biscuity malt notes and a dry pine hop finish. Some yeast spiciness. Nice bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (1170) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Draft Freeport brewpub. Copper. Malty caramel aroma. Biscuit and hoppy pine in the taste with herbal notes. Nice bitterness that builds up. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bomber purchased at the brewpub. Brown color. Very little aroma. Flavor has a hint of caramel, nuts, and dry malt. Dry, bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2866) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 16, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a brown body and has a thick, lumpy white head that lasts for about forty seconds. Some carbonation is seen rising with minimal lacing around the glass. The smell was malty with some earthy hops, some nuttiness comes out as the beer warms. The taste was centered around the malts and it gives a pretty good sweet yet earthy and slightly bitter flavors. Everything is balanced pretty well. Some apple comes out once the beer warms. On the palate, it sat at/about a medium, and had the right amount of carbonation that is felt on the tongue. Overall, this was a pretty good beer that I would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2826) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2014
On tap at Deschutes Portland brewpub, as "Gritty’s Best Bitter." Collaboration with Gritty McDuffs, brewed in Portland, OR (not Portland, ME). Rich caramel nose. Dark reddish color. Tasty caramel initial / hoppy, spicey, and a bit salty in mid / light wheat notes come in the finish. Medium body, with a bit of astringency. Rich stuff. More like a pale ale with extra caramel notes. Definitely a NW bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
TATE (374) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with little head. Medicinal and piney aroma. Medicinal and cider flavor followed by a nice hop finish. Maybe I got an old one. This subpar from one of my favorite brewers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (5961) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
cask at brewpub. clear pale yellow without a head. barely toasted malts, sweetish grains, no biscuity whatsoever. flat carbonation, light body, slightly bittering citrusy finish. blah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 7, 2013
Draught. This is a decent ale for a happy hour tibble down in the old port.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reimer96 (1579) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
Cask at Portland brewpub, pours a cloudy orangish amber with a white head, quite nice for a cask brew. Smell is faintly of malts and hops and taste is a nice smooth hop taste from the yakuza hops nice authentic European bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
#1063 bottle; nose Is eggwhite, cream, mediumweak sour leaves, tulip, feel is medium, carb is medium, taste is piss, weak dry lemon, grass, leaves, late soursweet hops note

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