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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.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jcwattsrugger (11105) - 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.

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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5000) - 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 hasn’t been cleaned recently. Like the hop interplay here.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 6, 2007
On tap at the brew pub. Pours a translucent golden amber with no head…on 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 beers…aroma on the light side.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Cask @ brewery. A traditional take on the style that comes out very good. Slight dried peach taste with low carbonation. Nice creamy head.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2002
On tap GABF 02: Hazy orange color, watery mouthfeel. Ends bitter and bland.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Orange in color. Nice white head. Fresh hop aroma. Malty and well balanced. Interesting and enjoyable.

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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2004
This has been a great favorite beer for years. Yellow orange in color, with a fluffy white head from the hand pump. A slight fresh hop aroma. Malty brew with a good hop balance. Light and smooth. Easy to drink, and a great beer to pound when you are staying for a long time and do not want to get hammered.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Cask at brewery. Low head, guessing this means no sparkler?? Aroma: mild fruits, all mingled, slight hops, slight biscuits. Enticingly subtle. Taste: warm melon, low carbonation, pears, little hop presence, nice smooth toasty aftertaste. Good orange color. Big problem here is the mouthfeel, it’s way too thin and doesn’t seem to have any roundness. Nice flavors, but not delivered well by the body of the beer.


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