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Harringtons Best Bitter


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Formerly brewed at Harringtons Breweries
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Christchurch, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Ay up, a traditional Best Bitter ale that’s as English as the Queen and rainy weekends. Brewed from English roasted malts, a real ale yeast and premium hops, our Best Bitter is long on malt and hops with a refreshing, clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2011
cask at gbbf 2011 ... golden amber ... soft sweet fruity hop nose ... zezty light pine hop nose ... soft malt base

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1941) - Phuket, THAILAND - OCT 24, 2007
I liked this. Good example of the classic UK style but carries a touch more alcohol and caramel / toffee malts to create a slightly bolder flavour profile. Nice mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18, 2006
Tasted 17/05/2006. 330ml bottle from Miramar Liquorland. Gorgeous red-gold, bright, with a very light-tan head that collapes, disappears, and laces lightly. Toffee apple, grass and some mineral-like yeast notes on the nose - quite mild. Some nutty almond notes come through later. Dry malt in the mouth, well attenuated, with a strong grassy bitterness, a metallic note in the middle, and a lingering grassy hop finish. Light medium weight with a medium carbonation. Lacks a bit in the malt profile, only slightly more than an extra hoppy kiwi brown.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Faint caramel aroma, deep amber colour, lightly sweet and bitter, slightly floral.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23711) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2006
Bottled. Nut brown, brief head. Sweet with rounded moutheel and some resiny hoppiness. Very fruity and somewhat yeasty with lingering very bitter finish. Uncomplicated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 27, 2003
dark red in colour with spritzy white head, malty flavour hoppy bitterness.

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