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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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A Best bitter is an English beer style that is light and refreshing with a noticeable hop flavor and aroma.

It is the single most popular beer style in England and is consumed in large quantities due to its relatively... and traditionally low carbonation.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Draft @ Jack Russell. Pours a bright, brilliantly clear, golden-orange color; fine-bubbled off-white head; solid lacing. Light caramel, earthy/floral bitterness, possibly some rounded Maris Otter notes; lightly buttery and endearing. Medium body; modest CO2; nice rounded mouthfeel. On the sweet side for a best bitter; sweet, rounded English maltiness; nice earthy and floral bitterness; lightly on the sweet side; a nicely toasted finish with lingering earthy and floral bitterness; tasty!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Name: English Amber Ale
Date: July 06, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light earthy hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, plenty of balancing woodsy hops, light bitterness, nice breadyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9030) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Growler poured a hazy amber with a small disapating amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth carmely finish. Tasty session beer!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (971) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
~Pours a cloudy orange color with diminishing white head. ~Light scent of citrus and caramel malts. Makes a somewhat raisin like scent. ~Citrusy malt flavor. ~Medium feel, lingering mild citrus finish. ~Fairly simple bitter. Enjoyable. I like it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
From 12 oz bottle from Corti Bros in Sacramento that cost $1.49. Poured light brown with a fat white head and good lacing. Nose of caramel malts, fruti, and citrus hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice flavors of light malts and hops, and a medium bitter finish. Very easy to drink. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle labeled "Best Bitter Ale" from Corti Bros., Sacramento. The aroma is so roasted it smacks of coffee! Hazy tea/amber color with a white head that barely arrived. Very smooth, medium body with light, creamy carbonation. Some stone fruit comes forth, and the roasted malt is right there. Must be bitter floral hop or something, because there is a lot of bitter, but no citrus or resin. It certainly fits an English bitter style, but it is different. A bit harsher in the finish, perhaps. Good ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle: Called English Amber Ale: Golden brown, puffy creamy head, lots of carbonation. Nose of light metal, acidic hops and light caramel. The flavor is nutty and toffee, lots of bitter hops, stubtle roast. The finish is toasty, a lightly jammy fruity tail. Eh, nothing.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2006
Amber ale with an off white head. Sweet malty aroma, restrained hops. Sweet malt in mouth, lots of butterscotch, oily buttery mouthfeel, unpleasant. On tap at brewery, August 2005.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2005
On tap at Jack Russell. This light amber beer poured with a large white head, eliciting a sweet hoppy aroma. The flavor was thin (but not as thin as most British bitters) and left a slightly bitter sensation on the tongue, as a bitter should. Not bad for this style, which is not my favorite by far.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - APR 10, 2003
Medium amber brown color, Medium head. Aroma is malty and a touch floral. A medium bodied “bitter”. Malts are mild and nutty. Hops are citrusy, floral and bitter. A mild version of the classic English bitter. Very drinkable. It is somewhat over-carbonated. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.


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