Magnolia Bonnie Lees Best Bitter
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Rating from tap (cask was available as well). Pours with a completely clear penny hued body with a small and resilient bone colored head. Aromas are bready, toasty, estery. Diacetyl (butterscotch in this case), hay and a low hop aroma. Flavors are nutty, husky, bready, with an assertive bitterness. Some astringency. Faint esters, a touch of diacetyl (that seems to contribute to a fuller body). Bitterness is a bit grabby. Medium to short duration. Medium bubbles. Decent body, with a bit of slickness. A touch of minerallity in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours light copper with a rich beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a slightly watery caramel malt flavor with the requisite dry bitterness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2010
On cask at Magnolia. Very mild subtle biscuit and toast. Very little hops on the nose. Dark amber clear with foamy-sudsy off-white head. Medium light body with cask carbonation. Starts and stays mild with light caramel, Maris Otter and apple skin. Mild fruity hops. A bit chalky on finish but overall goes down smooth. A well balanced bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Malty grain aroma and taste with a rich vanilla malt finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2009
(Draught) Pours a clear golden amber body with a small white head. Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, and some grass. Flavor of earth, grass, grain, caramel, and nuts with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Draft. Copper beer with an off-white head. Light malt aroma. Citric, light malt flavor with some light woodsy/grassiness. Medium bodied. Citric notes gain and linger with some light malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
(On tap) Clear, amber golden with an off-white head and some lacework. Discreet aroma of caramel. Light and slightly watery body with dry notes of caramel and nuts. The finish is dry and lightly bitter. I’m not sure I understand why Magnolia has two Bitters on tap at the same time. 210307

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Cask at the brewpub. 4.5% AbV. Poured a clear dark orange color. Head was white and left some nice lace. Smelled of light brown sugar with lots of malty caramel and graham cracker. Smooth mouth feel. Flavors included graham cracker, caramel, and lightly smoked malt. Another tasty bitter.

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