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McMullen Country Bitter

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Brewed by McMullen
Style: Bitter
Hertford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Abv reduced from 4.6% to 4.3% in 2003.
Name changed from Country Best Bitter to Country Bitter in 2011.
At The Whole Hop Brewery we have over 180 years of traditional brewing experience. The recipe for Country’s distinct fruity taste is a testament to this when we carefully mix the Progress, Brambling Cross and English Fuggle hops. The addition of crystal malt to the pale ale malt creates a light colour and adds a nutty taste.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Cask at the Nag’s Head, Covent Garden. Pale orange, still, pretty clear, small white head. Body is medium, smooth, touch of carbonation. Taste is thin and malty, a bit of resin. Pretty watery, little flavour but it’s not offensive or hard to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2882) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2014
Cask at Nags Head Bishops Stortford. Golden caramel with a solid head. Aroma is light malt. Flavour is caramel and malt, dry bittersweet finish with a little fruit thrown in.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2014. Poured a clear copper, with a dense white head. Aroma of floral hops, caramel and biscuit. Gentle malt flavours, with some bread and dried fruit. Finish was grain, light hop and brown sugar.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5718) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear golden with a small off-white head, some lacing. Mild aroma of caramel and bitters. Taste is bitters and fruity
Ok

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (2350) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
Cask @ GBBF. Golden with a tiny white head. Malty and fruuity notes. Malt, fruit and hops. Medium to light body with a bitter sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (9773) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, decently bitter, a hint of caramel, slightly butter, slightly some fruitiness. Average body and carbonation. Ok beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (7013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Cask - Caramel and light not. Clear gold with a nice white head. Nutty with some caramel and bitterness in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (4971) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Golden coloured pour with a lasting white head. Aroma is mineral, straw and English yeast, touch of sulphur. Flavour is diacetyl, stale biscuity caramel malts, light spicy hop. Palate is semi crisp,grainy dull beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (1009) - ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Cask at White Cross Beer festival 2014. Dark golden amber ale. Thin white head. Nose of biscuity pears. Taste is biscuity, sweet and toffee laced. A few nuts. Dry sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
Appearance: Clear medium amber with cm thick white head. Aroma: Bready, malty, hoppy, pepper and a note of caramel. Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitterness and low/medium sourness. Palate: Rough thick texture, light body, prickly carbonation, slightly astringent, abrupt bitter malty finish. Comments: Ok session beer, slightly lacking in flavour and aroma but still enjoyable. This review is for the bottled version 4.1%ABV.


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