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Larkins Best Bitter

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Brewed by Larkins
Style: Bitter
Edenbridge, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.


1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Whitelodgebeer (3) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
Had a pint in Ypres Castle Inn, Rye, UK in Feb 2014. Decent head on initial pour, clear brown in colour. Nice carbonation for style. Little aroma. Watery mouth feel. Subtle malt flavours, rounded bitterness. Not bad for a best bitter. Ok.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1328) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2012
First tasted this in Greyfriers, Perth in September 1993. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear orange amber in colour with a thin white head. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit base with a sweet raisin fruit note. Dusty citric hop flavour to the short aftertaste. Finish edges towards sweet malt with tart redcurrant fruit evident. An ok session bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
Cask Handpump at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2008 Floral aroma. Amber golden coloured and a little rich on the palate with a crisp full malt finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2009
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a slighlty hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Hasa fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty slighlty bitter caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, Borough, London SE1, England.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, nutty, licorice - caramel licoruce notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (040808)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF08. Almost clear copper colour. Nicely malty and nutty flavour, seems also to have enough alcohol to give it at least some mouthfeel. Hint of spicy hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is wood and some mild freshly cut grass with some mild caramelly notes. Flavour is caramel, hops and wood. Aftertaste is caramel, wood and mild grass. Wellbalanced.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (6733) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
Cask. Low off-white fluffy quickly disappearing head. Clear dark brown body. Caramel berries aroma. Sweet berries caramel candylike flaowr. Low carbonation, song sweet aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2008
(Cask at Market Porter, Borough, London, 4 Aug 2008) Dark amber colour with a creamy, beige head. Malty, nutty nose with notes of dried fruit and dusty hops. Malty, fruity taste with nuts, chocolate and dusty, earthy hops in a medium bitter finish. Slightly sweet. Well made and decent bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2008
Cloudy amber with tiny off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with carolus and mild hoppy notes. Sweet flavor with caramel and floral hops. Ends bitter.


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