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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6012) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
Saturday 27th Oct 2012: local CAMRA surveying trip. The first pub we hit is the only Oakwell Brewery owned place in Shropshire, The Seven Stars, in a hamlet called Cold Hatton (strange pub to have as your only outpost in a county). My first pint was of this, and I really enjoyed it. Hand-pulled into a UK sleeve, the body was a good brown, deep amber with red hints: on top an off-white head of foaming bubbles that stayed the distance and also left heavy lacing on my glass. The aroma was malty and semi-sweet, as was the taste. Mild toffee flavours are joined by fruitiness and a nutty note before the dry, bitter finish, in this well balanced brew. More to this than the Oakwell Senior.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22988) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4611) - 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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at the Bricklayers.
Mid brown with a good white head. Very "green" malty aroma with some very slight smokey notes and some nice prickly hops. Nice nutty malt in the mouth with good hoppage and a nice bitter finish. A solid but not particularly exciting bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
The Shakespeare’s Head, Leicester. Chesnut half lined with lace. Lightly sulphurous nose with some musty hop reinforcement. Soggy Digestive, milky stillness, definite note of wood. Pleasantly hopped, mellow bitter. But completely unexceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Devonshire Cat, Wellington Street, Devonshire Green, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S1 4HG.
Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, dusty, fruity, light nutty, moderate hoppy, orange, dusty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090419]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1921) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
On cask in Litton, Derbyshire - a deep brown Yorkshire style bitter, with a good head on it. Malty aroma, and first taste. Nothing out of the ordinary, but pleasant nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1354) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 13, 2013
Nut brown. Roasty malt aroma. Remarkably dry with light-medium body. Resiny hops along with roasty malt dominates.

   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.

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