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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: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (2022) - 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 (8111) - 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 (3817) - 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 (2855) - 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 (939) - 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 (976) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8033) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3492) - 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)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5336) - ITALY - AUG 20, 2013
ambrato scarico legno leggero caramello poco luppolo buona secchezza leggera nocciola

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1584) - 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.


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