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


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13374) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2009
Bottled, 500ml, from Waitrose, Bath. Red amber with big white head. Full bodied malts initially give a good roasty flavour on the palate, this develops into nuttiness, roasted peanut perhaps, then there is a penetrating sweetish hop note, grassy and full. There is a lovely balance to this beer, very good indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2009
Cask on 25th September 2009. Brown/amber with smoth thin white head, holding up well under brisk consumption. A pleasant malt backdrop paved the way for a sharp, hoppy burst that is perfectly balanced by the malt. The hop was grassy, not citric, and cheesy notes were detected. A long, ticklingly hoppy finish on a textured mouthfeel. A very pleasant surprise and one of the best beers I had drunk in the fortnight ending 25th Sept 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23711) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Zesty, orange hops. Nicely dry but not overly so. Very drinkable with a great puffy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25453) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7958) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11403) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Off white dense head. Sweetness, herbs and flowers in the aroma. Flavour is sweet, flowery and herbal and has disthinct notes of pine and caramel. Medium to full bodied. Quite dry. Ends on a nice balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mothroy (91) - - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle at home. Bottle conditioned but crystal clear. Mid brown colour with a good lasting head. Little aroma. Palate is smooth, malted grain, well rounded mouthfeel. Enough hop bite to keep it refreshing. Mellow malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2470) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1127) - 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.

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