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Brewed by Mitchells Knysna Brewery
Style: Bitter
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2005
Draught at the brewery. Pale bronze colour. Grassy nose. Fruity, yet not swqeet. Light to medium body with clean mouthfeel and salty bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11842) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7721) - 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!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beershine (5196) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2007
Draught at Cliffhanger Pub, Bloukrans Bridge. Amber coloured. Aroma of eggs, tea, hops and fruits. Fruity, hoppy and bready flavour with plenty bitterness. Dry and bitter finish. Light to medium carbonation level. Medium bodied. Very well balanced and fresh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a light copper glow and an off-white head. Aroma of wort, sugars, yeast, milk and a touch of hops - crazy smell, but smells like a lot of homebrew or brewpub beers. Medium-bodied; Fresh flavour with a good dose of malt, yeast, corn, sugars and a faint hint of milk or cream. Aftertaste shows some light hops, a decent amount of sugars, a touch of malt and some light citrus notes. Overall, a decent beer - showing a lot of the unfiltered and unpasteurised notes with some good flavours and nothing bad. I sampled this 1 full litre plastic bottle purchased earlier today at a liqour shop in Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, sampled the same day in my hotel room in Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa on 29-December-2011.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4182) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
Tap@Mitchell’s Waterfront Brewery, Cape Town. Golden beer with a strongish head. The aroma is fruity and sour, and the flavour is fruity, bitter, sour and hopped. Overall a nice fruity, sour, dry and bitter beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (3149) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1279) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - APR 29, 2009
had this on tap on multiple occasions at the taphouse and nearby waterfront bars. It is very simple, but very on point style wise. Medium to light bodied with good mouthfeel and a pretty solid bitter hop profile. Probably Mitchell’s best beer IMO.


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