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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: 64   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2904) - 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.

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...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2915) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
Aroma:Hops and butter. Appearance:Red amber good head. Flavor:Hops,bitterness and butter. Palate:bitterness.

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).

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, 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)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (2981) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2005
Bottle - 500ml. Dark amber body topped with a thick but diminishing off-white frothy head. Malty aroma with caramel, bready and herbal notes. Well-balanced hoppy taste with some tiny lemon hints and a lasting bitter aftertaste. Definitely the best bottled beer from that brewery. A good introduction for neophytes to the Bitter style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
500 ml bottle. Clear dark amber with a medium white head. Aroma of malt and citrus. Flavor of citrus with a strong hop bite and a strong bitter finish. I remember this beer to be way better on tap at the pub.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
honestreviewer (3) - CANADA - FEB 15, 2004 does not count
Amber and very clear. Moderate effervescence, rich creamy head. Very floral hoppy nose. Fresh hops explode out of your glass. Very clean beer. Beautiful stubborn bitterness. Like chewing on a bag of hops.


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