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Brewed by Kingstone
Style: Bitter
Chepstow, Wales
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle conditioned; Regular.
A Classic Country Bitter, brewed on the Farm, by methods employed by Brewers for centuries. Distinctively hoppy and dry, Kingstone Classic is brewed with pale and crystal malts; Northern Brewer, Cascade & Brambling hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle conditioned. Amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma of orange peel and earthy hops. Flavour of honey and more orange with a very dry finish. Would echo comment below about the spritzy mouth feel. Very enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2121) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2007
Pint in the Kings Head, Monmouth. Copper appearance with a decent frothy head. Fruity flavour with a pleasant citrus bitterness. Good standard bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1124) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2007
For a beer that looks - basically - terrible (cloudy, lifeless, a kind of brck orange colour), and smells of not much but a slight hop, this one very much overdelivers on the initial promise. The flavour is full of well-balanced hoppiness with all the citrus notes and dry finish that entails. The mouthfeel is smooth and pleasant, and not as flat as it looks with a gentle spritzig that tickles the tongue. In fact, I’m rating the appearance higher than I would in order to increase the score for a beer that really should not be punished for looking so crap.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2007
Bottled (thanks omhper). Amber colour, mediumsized beige and creamy head, leaves lace. Aroma is flowery hops along with sweetish malts. Flavour is honey, hops and some citrusy notes. Very mouthdrying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19233) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2007
Bottled. Lightly hazy reddish amber, full sized creamy head.Medium sweet and light bodied with pleasant chewy malt character. Fresh bitter hops dominate the finish. Tasty and uncomplicated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2006
BCA (From BItter Virtue, BB 01/07). Rich gold colour. Nice multilayered hop aroma with lots of leafiness and more subtle citrus and earthy notes. The hops dont overwhelm with a firm dry malt body leading into the long bitter finish.


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