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Hackney Best Bitter

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Brewed by Hackney
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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A traditional ale inspired by the British classic. By 1830 the expression best bitter was synonymous in England and has since become a part of brewing history. We have created a true to style bitter with a deep full bodied taste. Available in cask.


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5216) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Feb, 2013. Howl At The Moon, Hackney. Dry. Nutty. Caramel. Powdery bitterness lingering and catching in the throat. Not for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1611) - WALES - MAR 4, 2014
Cask at Artillery Arms Moorgate. Post-exam commiseration/celebration with classmates, so short review. Dark orange, clear, big beige bubbles form what you could, I suppose, call a head. There is sweet toffee in the smell and in the taste. The flavour is particularly punchy like the caramel malts you sometimes get in De Molen beers. Medium body, smooth. Better than expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3786) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Cask at Doric Arch, London. Sessionable, workmanlike, proficient, drinkable, robust, traditional Bitter. Not a modern, urbane hop palate, but fine. Has it’s place.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (984) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick ivory/white head. Aroma: Biscuit/bread, caramel, floral, hint of fruitiness. Taste: Low sweetness and sourness with medium bitterness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt bitter malty finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdiBeer (1027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Aroma: caramel malts, some fruity. Appearance: amber, hardly any head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: flat carbonation, keeps its light sweetness. Overall: sub-average bitter, there are far better ones out there. Pint at the Cat and Canary, London.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2442) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Cask at the Magpie, deep brown with a clinging white head and a classic malty biscuity nose with just a hint of something cocoa-like. Body is clean, dry and malty, with touches of gfrapefruit and plain chocolate. Really nice twist on tradition.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2013
Cask @ Wenlock Arms, Hoxton N1. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
August 20, 2013 - handpull cask at The Wenlock Arms. Clear amber, minimal off-white bubbly head. Simple slightly twiggy and floral bitter - light alcohol, a good quencher, slightly dull. Thin body, minimal carbonation, quick floral finish with a bit if a bitter kick in the tail. Quaffable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5348) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
dorata praticamente senza schiuna fruttato note citriche luppolatura agrumata discreto amaro

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2103) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
Cask at the Lord Northbrook, Lee. Amber pour with a white head. Nose of caramel, light malt and a little honey. Malty, citrusy flavour. Average stuff.


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