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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Our Best Bitter is still not a heavy, high alcohol or excessively bitter beer. With an ABV of ~3.8% it has a lower alcohol content than the Golden and is just a bit higher than the Hookerman's. It is dry hopped with East Kent Goldings, cask conditioned and is server by hand pump. Our Best Bitter received the bronze medal in the English-Style Bitter category at 2000 The Great American Beer Festival.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4704) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Draught at the pub. Orange-golden pour with the largest head of the sampler, clingy white and creamy. Also the most robust nose of the sampler, some light yeast and slightly stronger English hops. Taste/body are smooth and creamy with a little too much play from the yeast, and the sinking suspicion that the tap line hasnít been cleaned recently. Like the hop interplay here.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zippo24 (11) - Springfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2008
pint from the nitrogen hand pump at the LV Pub, a pale golden pour with a nice half inch of white head.. not highly carbonated or bitter.. a nice lacing with a pleasant finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2007
On tap at the brew pub. Pours a translucent golden amber with no headÖon cask. Aroma of iced tea, floral, some toffee and lightly sweet nutty malt. Flavor of hops, some caramel malt, cereal grains, watery and thin. As with some of their other beersÖaroma on the light side.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Had on tap at the pu around X-Mas. One of the best brews there. I tried the sampler that had all of the brews available. Pours nice amber color with crisp refreshing flavor. Stood out among the other available beers. Nopt too bad!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wild4mild (38) - USA - SEP 4, 2006
Nitrogen at the pub. Redish amber colour with a medium head. Aroma of fruits. Not as creamy as other nitroís Iíve had. Flavors were malty and dry. Not as bitter as a typical British version and overall a little thinner than I like.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Nitrogen. Pours a kight amber with almost no hrad. Nose is fruity mixed with malts. Flavor continues with fruit(apples), somewhat sweet albeit thin and watery. This was the best beer sampled at this brewpub,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2006
poured off nitrogen at the brewpub. Light amber, with a medium off white head. Aroma is light and fruity, with some sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, fruits, with a clean finish, also some biscuity malt.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005 Golden coloured with a hazy appearance. Slightly acidic taste. Some dryness in the finish.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2006
cask conditioned-on tap-pours a creamy light tan head that laces with amber/orange color and plenty of effervescence. Aroma is a barely noticeable hops. Creamy mouthfeel, with a taste of well water that has an overload of chemicals/minerals, then malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2005
DISCLAIMER: While my previous ratings of LVBP beers were entirely independent, Iíve been an employee of Long Valley Pub & Brewery since early September 2005. I truly intend to be unbiased in my opinion, but I felt it was only fair to mention this. This beer is now served on a nitrogen dispensation system, a step down from its previous status as a hand-pumped beer. Itís also served too cold for the style (the same temp as all the other beers, which it didnít used to be). Other than that, it has a rich, creamy nitrogen head, beautiful color, and a smooth, yet nicely hop-bittered flavor. On the upstairs bar, you can write your initials in the head, but downstairs, you cannot (upstairs is served from a pony keg, downstairs from a grundy like all the other beers). A good example of a traditional European pub ale from somewhere in the U.K., one of their better brews no doubt.


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