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McMullen Country Bitter

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2016
Cask @ Spice of Life, London. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 270316

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2600) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
On cask at The White House Inn. Pours a clear copper color with a cream colored head. The smell is toasted malt, citrus. The taste is nutty, light caramel ending dry. Light+ in body with fine carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4496) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
Amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of straw, malts, hops, caramel and butter. Bitter flavour, malts. Malty finish, bitter touch, butter.
(From draught -cask- @ GBBF ’14, London)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. Golden with a thin, off-white, head. Sweet, flabby malts, a hint of leafy hop, caramel and a gently bitter finish. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8685) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle from Waitross, Stevenage. Golden with a thin head. Balanced with a very light malt and similarly a very light fruitiness. Also with a light bitterness. Some grain in its nose.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6339) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (3511) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2570) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (7021) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (3371) - 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.

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