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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: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5145) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2009 In short: A highly drinkable brew with bready malts (bread crust) and red grapefruits hopping. Good.
How: Bottle 500ml. Always consumed very fresh (this beer needs to be drank very fresh)
The look: Clear dark golden topped by a short-lived beige head
In long: A pleasant grapefruity nose with a fruity cake in the background. The toasted malt is grainy doesn’t show much caramel and sweetness, tastes like a bread crust. Nice body, feels rather nourishing for below 5% brew. Then comes a good amount of red grapefruit. Strong astringency, mild-medium bitterness. Not too sure about the ESB style here, really doesn’t taste like any ESB I had in ESB City (London England). Simple but solid and effective. This is one beer I like very cold. Unlike my women, I like my beer cold and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
Bottle 500 ml. Appearance: light brown with thin white head. Aroma: toasted malts, floral hop. Flavor: sweet malt, floral hop.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
Tap at the brewpub. An amber beer with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet nutty, but quite faint. The flavor is dry nutty and bisquety, and with a grassy bitter end. OK bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Fiery bronze. Dirty white head throws sticky lace all over the glass. Pungent nose with herbal, woody hops and mango rind aromas. Hint of figs and jelly candy. Loosely carbonated, but firm in body. Lightly airy. Balanced display of lemongrass and soft resin. Mellow tropical fruitiness lends a stroke of slickness, but the unyielding dryness continues to strengthen the tongue chafing salted herb notes. Elegant drop of lemon acidity cuts the toffee glazed nutty malt base which climaxes at the center, but steadily holds its ground with an everlasting chewiness, despite the airiness. Finishes dryly and aniseed tinged with lingering hops and dough flavored yeast stabilizing the palate clasping nuttiness and shortbread sweetness of the malt. Could use more aromatic malt (but the yeast character is nice), less acidity, and more of this already-delicious malt to withstand the brash hops. Very respectable, otherwise.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2005
On tap at the brewpub

Bright bronze colour. Very toasty, fresh malty character. Earthy yeast, woody hops. Complex, flavourful English ale. Takes on a bitter, ashy character over the course of the pint.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 23, 2005
500 ml bottle. Pours an enormous, fluffy lasting head with pretty lace atop a faintly cloudy copper body...light woody nose, sour apples and cherries pass through the scene quickly with some light herbal coatings....fairly dry, moderately bitter body offers a bit of Granny Smith tartness at midpalate, doughy-sour yeastiness towards the finish...quite nice, probably amazing if you could get it on cask.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 26, 2005
Soft velvety aroma, of toasted malts, slightly woody in character Medium carbonated ale with small but dense head. Green raw vegetable like bitters up front than followed by carbonation and finally sweet malt. Finish was rather weak leaving light touch of hops around and mineral metallic middle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2005
2005 bottle provided by and shared with clarkvv 4/29/2005: light brown body, visable sediment, with an off-white large, thick head. Aroma has some fruity/floral hops, caramel, and a hint of yeast. Flavor is fairly bitter up front, showing off some hops (though nothing like an ipa), sweet caramel, toffee, malty, light yeast, and some diacetyl. Mild carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3927) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2005
2005 bottle shared with bucknaked, 4/29/2005. Light brown color, with hints of auburn, sediment present. Head is yellow-flecked white, large and creamy, with good retention and lacing. Aroma of light Belgian? yeast, some fruitiness, floral hops and a sticky caramel malt. Flavor is lightly bitter at first with plenty of sweet caramel and toffee, great body on it. Hops get a bit earthy on the end, moderately bitter, but staying quite flavorful. Yeastiness present, with a very even mouthfeel, low carbonation. Very enjoyable if somewhat off-style, like the Vache Folle ESB.


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