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Lion dOr Bishops Best Bitter

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (135) - 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ester_ (106) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1860) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veronneaupy (140) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1274) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1247) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (556) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Achetée au brouhaha. Faible effervescence. Couleur dorée. Arôme épice de l’orient. Belle bitter au gout de IPA. Bien houblonné. Similaire a IPA Boréale ou McAuslan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
Nice looking beer amber orange, clear with a nice small white head, leaving a very nice lacing. Smells of hops all the way. Caramel start and then it<s on with the full bitter taste, not bad (I did enjoyed the taste). Not a WOW, but an honest beer.

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