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Itchen Valley Watercress Best

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Brewed by Itchen Valley
Style: Bitter
Alresford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - Spring.
Name changed from Watercress Line Bitter to Watercress Best
A hint of locally produced watercress gives this smooth-drink bitter a unique and attractive flavour. Named after the Watercress Line heritage railway, which passes by the brewery at Alresford.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4644) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled, Drum & Monkey, Glasgow, floral, watercress aroma, amber with a bubbly off-white head and intermittent lacing, sour, grassy, bitter finish, unusual.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Euroscooper (427) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
On cask at Harkers, York. Malty with a fruity sweetness. Moderate bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Cask at the Old Contemptible’s; light copper pour with a creamy off white head, aroma has red fruits and caramel, taste has sweet caramel, red fruits, some malt action.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (3923) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Cask@old contemptibles, Birmingham. Dark amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts, the watercress is there, quite bitter and green. Doesn’t work really, but interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (20757) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Cask at the haymarket bar... Dark Amber.. Small off white head.. Soft sweet floral fruit... Floral nose.. Soft sweet floral fruit.. Light est water cress... Soft sweet fruit.. Ok Cask

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2592) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
Cask. Bruine koper kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, honing, mout. Smaakt zoetig, fruitig, honing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (2458) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
Orange onhelder bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, zoet, honing. Smaakt zoet, kruidig, fruitig, honing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (679) - - APR 28, 2016
Van Mark. Rodig bruin, ruikt naar toffee. Hoppig , maar niet bitter. Prima, maar niet super.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Cask at the haymarket. Pours clear amber, nose is floral, peppery, caramel, taste is similar, dry finish, thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of light malt, green twigs. Taste is light bitter, faint peppery heat. Pepper linger.


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