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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1706) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFanDan17 (1023) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 19, 2011
A very classic bitter flavor with a unique hoppiness. Hint of caramel and frosted flakes cereal. Seriously.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3696) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
cask at Portland location - This amber colored brew has a mild malt aroma. There’s some good bitterness along with light caramel malt. It has a gently carbonated, light body with a little lingering hops bitterness. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bochi23 (116) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Poured from a 22oz bottle hand delivered to me from ME. Was very tasty. I wish that I would have had more to really do a worthwhile review... but my first impression was very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Cask at the brewpub. Pours a mostly clear tea color with no visible carbonation or head. Light aroma of grass, tea, and pale malts. Flavor of tea, grass, cereal grains, and smooth, sweet malts. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilliGose (3280) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 1, 2011
Bready earthy malt backing. Light herbal happiness. Cask Tap at brewpub

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (13990) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Almost clear light amber colour. Very low carbonation. Earth flavour. Grainy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1502) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2010
( cask GBBF). I think this was my second take on an American ’Bitter’ (other being from Rougue) considering its the quintessential style for us Britons , i had to sample it. Caramel like maltiness like customs....appley esters ...a bit toasty and then cloying. Not bad . Its not a style I love, so it is what it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2010
This used to be one of my favorite beers but the quality has slipped a bit. Floral hops and butterscotch tones in the aroma. Thin white head and no lacing on very slightly hazy copper ale. Light carbonation with the bitterness up front fading to a carmel malt finish. Again some butterscotch notes. Body is too thin and that detracts a bit from the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask. Pours cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild brett and wooden. Light orange fruity. Sweet and fruity, light grapefruity bitterness coming through. Ends smooth fruity and mild bitter into a dry finish.

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