RateBeer
Home >

Lion dOr Bishops Best Bitter

overall
84
96
style
Brewed by Golden Lion / Lion d Or
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Lennoxville, Canada
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This copper coloured gem is sure to please those in search of the ’Bitter side’ of life. Forget the description... it’s an explosion of hoppy bitterness. Don’t get angry... get Bitter. Bishop’s Best Bitter.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiereLuc (974) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Bière cuivrée, légèrement voilée. Le nez est discret, quelque peu herbacé. En bouche, une fine amertume, aucunement envahissante, nous guide vers une finale plus sèche et aucunement caramélisée (alléluia!). Ce produit est extrêmement bien fait et sa buvabilité est déconcertante.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3085) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle (500 ml) bought @ La Barik. Best before February 2015. FWIW, the clerk at the beer store told me it was fresh.

Appearance: Clear dark amber/copper with a small beige head and little lacing.

Aroma: Quite floral with a good mineral/earthy presence, light caramel and hints of almonds.

Taste: Floral, caramel, quite earthy and slightly bitter.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Mineral mouthfeel. Lingering moderate earthy bitterness finish.

Overall: I would be curious to try this one on cask as the bottle is definitely not the best way to enjoy a bitter. I’m not 100% sure that this one is fresh either. Still, it’s pretty easy to drink and have very interesting mineral qualities.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (260) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
This was a pleasant discovery. Even after a dozen trips Broue Ha-Ha (local beer store) yields new fruit. Pours is a nice, clear amber with a finger of foam with good retention and great lacing. Nose is caramel and fresh earth, flowers and spice. Taste is caramel, a really nice toasted malt element, flowers, citrus, with a long, bitter, fragrant finish. Texture is a touch watery but this baby has more than enough character to compensate. Overall a really nice bitter, although I hope the Quebec language police don’t come after them for the name (’qu’ils mangent d’la marde).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ester_ (114) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Orange-coppered color with a small persistent head. Aromas if spicy hops, caramelized malt and English yeast. Flavors of spicy-aromatic hops, malt and English yeast. Bitter finish. Well balanced beer. Couleur cuivrée-orangée avec un petit col de mousse persitant. Nez de houblons épicés, malt caramel et levure anglaise. Saveurs de houblons épicés et aromatiques, malt, levure anglaise. Fin de bouche: amertume de houblon. Bière bien équilibrée.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2015) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle 500ml. Pours dark golden/copper with low-medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, sugar, flowers. Taste is of caramel, roasted malt, bitterness, slight nuts. Palate: Light-light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Pretty good. Interesting on-style beer. Easily drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veronneaupy (175) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Bitter pas très bitter. Un nez un peu caramélisé, sucré. En bouche, c'est sucré, très légèrement amère. Un bière qui plaira aux gens qui veulent qqchose de différent mais pas trop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1351) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
Très peu de mousse dans cette bière cuivrée, aux relents de caramel et de toffee. Petite amertume pointue en bouche, après une vague de sucres retenus mais bien présents ; encore ici, les caramels dominent. L’effervescence est finalement adéquate, et les saveurs justes, sinon un peu timides vers la fin, où le côté "bitter" prend toute la place. Genre un peu méconnu au Québec, il s’agit d’une bonne représentante, assez désaltérante et simple comme le sont les anglaises.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
500ml bottle from Le Monde des Bières.
Appearance : Clear dark amber with small bubbly head even with a hard pour.
Aroma : Sharp and slightly overcooked caramel with floral and slightly herbal hops. Very light pot pourri notes. Nice dry caramel.
Taste : Sharp and dry with caramel and bitter floral hops. Finish is fairly bitter with some caramel. Fairly malty arrival, slightly thin but then hops are taking over the the finish and even more on the late finish to give it more personality.
Palate : Very soft, close to cask conditioned. A wee bit too soft but only a wee bit.
Overall : Really pleasing and refreshing. A bit too bitter for my taste. I would have liked a bit more malt (like the nose suggests). Great floral nose. Quaffable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
Cuivrée et limpide, la mousse qui y flotte se résorbe lentement en nous laissant une belle dentelle. La malt et le caramel sont perçus au tout début, ensuite le zeste d’orange et quelques pointes épicées ensuite. Un goût agréablement amer, acidulé; par des traces d’agrumes, et malté s’éternise en amertume, avec sa texture légèrement résineuse. Arrière-goût qui n’agresse pas le palais. C’est comme ça que j’apprécie une "Bitter" (MA 08-13) (563-090313)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear copper body, medium beige head with excellent retention and plenty of lacing. Aroma of grains, grassy/floral hops, rye bread, toffee and a touch of spices. Taste dominated by roasted malts, a good dose of bitter herbal hops, caramel, grapefruit and spices. It looked more like an IPA to me.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50