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

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2007
bouteille brune de 500ml. bière cuivrée passablement foncée, col très épais et durable, onctueux, il est blanc cassé. nez de houblon très agréable, un peu vert (houblon frais) belle bouche ronde, finale houblonnée très agréable, bonne amertume, équilibre parfait.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dmac (4209) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Bottle, poured a clear lt brown/coper/orange color with a large rocky white head. Aroma on this was bad, not just bad but real bad. Reminded me of a cross between a musty basement, bad chesse and dirty feet. Despite the wretched aroma I worked up some courage and took a sip. Wish I didn’t. Dry watery thin palate with not much original flaovr that finishes with a nice burst of lousy bitterness. Total drain pour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2007
Bouteille (avant mai 2007). Couleur rouge-brunâtre, mince mousse qui reste, belles traces sur le verre. Arôme de malt caramel, houblons floraux fruités. Goût torréfié, caramel, houblons agrumés, finale en amertume et saveur épicé. Affervescence faible à modérée, corps moyen. Excellente bitter, et même à date de péremption, elle semble fraîche.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2007
This one can from a 1/2 liter bottle. The color is a nice amber with a beige head. It has a nice aroma of hops with the taste of caramel and of cours malt. The bitterness of this beer is just right to live up to its name. Looking forward to drinking more of this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2549) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2007
Bouteille de demi litre. Couleur thé, moyen collet. Arome d’houblon un peu amère et florale assez bien. Goût d’houblon légé et bien amère.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2007
500 mL bottle from Montreal (Joanette).
App.: golden-orange, clear with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma: Piney, resinous hops hit first, under that is caramel and toffee maltiness, and a sort of earthy nuttiness. Palate: medium body, medium carbonation. Flav.: floral-pine hops, some of the caramel maltiness, fairly substantial bitterness in the finish and a hint of that earthy quality.
A very competent brew. Thank you, Bishop.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a clear amber with an average size diminishing fluffy white head. Very nice UK hop aroma along with some fruit and caramel malt, it smells great. Tasty flavour of floral and citrus hops with some caramel malt and a long spicy bitter finish. Body’s a touch thin. A great ESB, we were all shocked that such a nice version of the style was from Quebec and not the UK -- very well done.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2953) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, my bottle. Nice dark orange, big fluffy head with orange tints. Lovely very bitter aroma - very fruity hops full of soft citrus, earthy English hops - wow lovely and fresh! Taste - wow, tastes like it is fresh from the cask! Bitter taste - tons of hops - citrus, more grapefruit than orange and a good malt base. Spicy finish. Stunningly fresh and just a joy to drink. Certainly one of the best ESB’s I’ve had, especially on this side of the Atlantic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, tupalev’s bottle. Beautiful clear refractive amber with a large, lasting fluffy beige head, pillowy lacing left behind - almost a 5. Funky, rich UK hop aroma, dry, bitter, spicy, citrus rind - not much malt but who cares; pungent - excellent. My first thought on tasting was "weed!" - tastes very hempy- all of the above hop character, some fresh grain, slight grassiness in the finish, but this is an amazing ESB - tons of hops, very fresh and dry, almost sour alphas in the finish. Thick, dry mouthfeel, incredibly astringent - this tastes like a fresh cask bitter, I have a hard time believing this is bottled - excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Sampled at Mondial 2006. Teh body was dark gold that was nearly orange. The head was off white. The aroma was leaves and apples with a fall type character. seems British. There was also toffee. The taste was dry with a hint of bitterness. There was also toffee and bread. A woody dryness in the finish.


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