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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2005
Golden copper ale with a thick off-white head. Light caramel and pungeant light hops. Good malt base with nutty notes, flagrant hops and citrus" medium bodied, with a great fragrant bitterness. My dad was flabbergastered!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedude44 (6) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005 does not count
Pours reddish amber with a large, short-lived head. Strong aroma of hops, very floral. An explosion of hops that would cut your tongue away, with a long-lasting finish. Very enjoyable!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2005
Floral hops and strong malt base with a light yeasty fruitiness in the aroma. Clear brown coloured body is topped by generous, dense, pillowy, off-white, fine-bubbled head that lasts nicely and coats the glass as it recedes. Malty up front with sharp floral and citrus hops taking over before giving room back to a toasty malt character. Lasting bitterness in the finish. Malty, medium body with fair carbonation that pricks the tongue. Bottle (Rahman - Feb. 2005).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2938) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
Aroma:Hops and butter. Appearance:Red amber good head. Flavor:Hops,bitterness and butter. Palate:bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (6021) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
Bouteille de 500 ml. Arôme: Je ne perçois pas grand arôme à l’exception d’agrumes. Apparence: Couleur ambrée. Bière pétillante. Petit col blanc crèmeux qui perdure. Dentelle moyenne sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron avec une explosion d’houblon. Long arrière goût. Palette: Corps moyen. Texture crèmeuse. Forte amertume en arrière goût. (Ratin #70)

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2005 What a disapointment. Tasted at the "International Resturant and Bar suply Show" montreal stop. The Rep said it was the best bitter in quebec. Reality? Bad example of a bitter. Full of hops, but not bitter hops. sickley sweetness sitting on a tinny malt with a overabundance of belgian style hop and yeast. What a waste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
Deep copper color, thick foamy head, fruity, nutty, has a strong hoppy accent, maybe cascade hop. The palate is sharp of bitterness. oily hops on a medium-bodied showing a nice floral hop bitterness on the finish. A very well E.S.B. crafted ale, close to an indian pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2005
The color of medium/heavy maple syrup, the once thick head bowed out early and the undersutdy, a firm ring of lace, took over for the rest of the show. The hops are floral, even flowery I would say, with a citrus finish. It’s quite bitter and gripping on the tongue, the malt is maple sweet as well, but with a little biscuit crunch. Mouthfeel is decently long, and carbonation is in the mid to low range. I liked it, and will definately try it out on tap if I ever go visit the pub.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2005
This was a poor representation of a Bitter. It tasted overly hoppy and bitter without a proper counterpoint to balance it out. A bit of malt would have levelled this one a bit. It looked tempting, but it was overly astringent, just leaving a vaguely unpleasant aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2005
bottle...clear amber pour with a nice frothy white head. Very faint hop aroma, I expected to smell much more. Mostly just bitter, maybe a hint of fruitiness. Good hop flavor, not sure which hops are used, not what I am used to tasting in IPA or IIPAs. This is an interestingly good beer. I like my beer bitter...


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