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Brewed by Mitchells Knysna Brewery
Style: Bitter
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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The first "REAL ALE" produced in South Africa. Modeled on the line of the English Yorkshire Bitter, Bosuns is not too bitter but full of body and character. Bosun’s has much to offer those who are looking for flavour.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wanja (566) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2014
On tap (0.5l) at the brewpub in Cape Town, South Africa... Orange golden clody color, average head... Nice bitter aroma, quite good... Interesting bitter flavor, not too bitter, good drinkable... Bitter ending...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sebilinz (353) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle golden body with white head. Aroma is some malts with citrus hints taste is some malts with some spices aftertaste isslightly bitter. Nice refreshing summer beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WhoU (102) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 23, 2013
Draft 500ml in Cape Town. Golden yellow with medium head and carbonation. Has a pleasant smokey ribs flavour. Roasty not bad

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
AtronSeige (459) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 Aroma: medium-high grassy hops, sour/spice Appearance: Slightly hazy dark gold. Small off-white head. Taste: Medium-high, long lasting Bitterness. dry finish, harsh bitter finish, light sweetness, biscuit, very crisp, high resin, Palate:light body, medium-high carbonation Overall: Something changed. The harshness makes the beer unpleasant. It is difficult to get anything out of this beer apart from hop resin and bitterness. 330 ml bottle, poured. 8A. Standard/Ordinary Bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2013
Medium, slightly yellowish head over well-carbonated orange-golden beer. Aromatic hops, bit of lychee, citrus, faintly grassy. Nice, but smelling more like an APA than as a British bitter. Bitterish hoppy, again aromatic flavours. Ever so slighlty metallic finish. Weeds, citrus, exotic fruit. Spritzy carbonation; light body, but not empty, certainly for its 3.6%. Surprising is the word. Easily the best Mitchell’s tried so far, despite its modest ABV, and a sample that could not have been in peak condition. Many thanks to M & L!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Plastic bottle at home. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: clear blonde beer, large white head. Nose: little wood, somewhat oxidated, yeast, hoppy, spices. Taste: hoppy, rather fresh, spices, yeasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (3142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2013
Draught @ knysna hollow. Clear golden pour, no head. Aroma is slightly creamy hops, somewhat fruity. Flavor is a bit sweet, malty and with a quite bitter finish. Simple, a bit watery but clean.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (602) - TURKEY - FEB 17, 2013
Drought at Ferryman’s Tavern. Light amber color, spongy beige head with creamy texture, citrus flavour, slightly sour taste, average finish. More rounded than an English bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Golden-amber. Medium head. Light aroma emphasizes caramel. Soft body with light caramel and a gentle spiciness. Subtle, balanced bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft at Fireman’s Arms. Amber with scatterrd splotchy lace Spicy aroma with leathery malt undercurrent The malts are underdeveloped and the beer is thin with a green apple finish. Unsatisfying.


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