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McMullen Country Bitter

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


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (930) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Philym (944) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (7991) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Cask, Nag’s Head, Edale. Golden brown with a white foam. Aromas are biscuit with Weetabix and light lemon. Some tinny notes with white bread yeast. Flavours are sugar with grain and yeast. Dry and woody with a chalky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 17, 2013
Glowing brown body with lasting grey head. Cookies, toffee, very light foresty hop. Very light Watery body and light bitterness that lasts quite a while. Soft, drinkable body. (Half pint at The Woolpack)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5219) - ITALY - AUG 20, 2013
ambrato scarico legno leggero caramello poco luppolo buona secchezza leggera nocciola

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1498) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Nice bitter but nothing special. Golden yellow. One finger of head that persists. Not much flavor. Had on cask at the Duchess of Cambridge in Windsor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1820) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden orange colour with a thin white head, mild grass aroma, with malt, taste is hoppy and light with a smooth dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2078) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2013
Golden yellow slowly settling in glass with big white foam head. Nice aroma, taste is nice bitter, some orange, some floral. Long aftertaste, good beer for pub drinking. (London 201305)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vladivostok (227) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Mid-amber in colour with just the faintest hint of citrus and a moderate bitter finish. Beyond that I’m struggling to say much, other than to describe it as something of a Plain Jane.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3478) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Pours brassy gold with a thick, though short off-white head. Scent is barley and honey. Taste is hay/grass bitter, barley, dry nuts. Very pleasant bittering soft and mild.

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