Formerly brewed at Oakwell
Style: Bitter
Barnsley, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
A traditional copper coloured best bitter. Barnsley bitter is brewed from finest Pale Ale and Crystal Malts from Norfolk, Invert Sugar and Hopped with the Hereford and Worcester varieties Fuggles and Goldings. When matured for a week and a half in cask with added priming sugar, the resulting pint is creamy and malty with a pronounced bitterness level balanced by a sweet undercurrent. The Goldings provide hop aroma and the famous Oakwell Yeast strain imparts bags of yeast character. This is not a one-dimensional drink but a complex blend of finely balanced flavours, which leaves you wanting the next pint before you’ve finished the one you’re on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9674) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2007
Cask, Shakespeares Head, Leicester. Amber with a dense cream head. Aromas are caramel malts and sulphur with some salt and floral notes. Dry hops. Flavours are toffee malts with liquorice bitterness. Some stale biscuit aspects. Dry towards the finish. Like Tetleys bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4612) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2007
Cask@Shakespeare’s Head, Leicester. Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is dry, malty and hopped and the flavour is dry and plainly bitter. Overall a nice bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2006
Cask conditioned - handpump - Shakespeares Head - Leicester. An amber coloured beer with a heavily sparkled creamy off white coloured head and tons of lacing. The aroma is standard balanced bitter and malt notes as is the taste. Completely decent and drinkable if not Earth shattering, and again ridiculoucly cheap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2005
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Dark amber and a good white head. Matured malt aroma. A bit hars palate, yellow plums in the residual sweetness. Short aftertaste and is missing somewhat in hop flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22991) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2005
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. (3.8%) Nut brown. Roasty malt aroma. Remarkably dry with light-medium body. Resiny hops along with roasty malt dominates. Salty, bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2004
Cask at Pride of Spitalfields. A dark brown beer no head. A woody taste with some bitterness, quite heavy. Like London Pride when not very good, flat. ABV is 4% on pumpclip.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (12909) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Punch Bowl, Warwick. Mid brown beer, no head (unusual for a yorkshire bitter, could have been the glass it was served in). Not to be confused with Barnsley Bitter from Barnsley Brewery, though it confused me! A malty sourish bitter, quite nasal and astringent. Ok once you are into it but not the easiest to love.

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