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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
Bière de style Extra Strong Bitter, de couleur blonde cuivrée, assez mousseuse et bien pétillante, 4.8% d’alcool, amertume ressemblant à une IPA...on pourrait croire que c’est plutôt une IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2924) - 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 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
Aroma:Hops and butter. Appearance:Red amber good head. Flavor:Hops,bitterness and butter. Palate:bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12552) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flamojune (113) - Ville de Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2008
Pour amateur de bitter seulement. probablement la bière la plus amère que j’ai gouté. Belle couleur cuivrée, la finale est éternellement biitter mais la biere est quand meme tres rafraichissante.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2002
Citrus and floral hops. This beer will bite your tongue if you’re not careful.

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).


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