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Ringwood Best Bitter (Bottle)

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Brewed by Ringwood (Marstons plc)
Style: Bitter
Ringwood, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle - filtered and pasteurised.
Ringwood Best is a well-rounded beer with a delicious malt flavour balanced by a tangy citrus hoppiness.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle. Golden brown in colour. Aromas are fruit and spice in no great quantity. Flavours are soapy initially, then sour fruit. Its almost creamy in flavour and on the palate. Odd. There are traces of soapiness, too. Too thin - at least the finish is bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 7th Aug 09, drank mid Feb 09. Poured into a UK pint sleeve glass. A reddy, copper body with a white top of small bubbles. No huge aroma, some hops (it is made with Goldings, Progress, Fuggles and Challenger hops), but not strongly. The Maris Otter barley used doesn’t add to the aroma a great deal but it does sweeten the smell a little. I am a great fan of Fuggles hops and I like to think I can pick out its aroma, I couldn’t on this occasion. Fairly dry tasting, hoppy and refreshing. A typical English Best Bitter. Nothing overpowering, just a good blend of fine ingrediants. A pleasant drink and I would emagine even better in a pub and on cask.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1545) - AUSTRIA - DEC 18, 2011
Dark red amber beer with a fizzy tan lasting head. Smell of caramel, fruit and wood with malt. Light thin body, with soft carbonation. Taste of sweet caramel and malt with a bitter finish. Feels like it has more body than the cask but still pretty plain. Not sure which is better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. A dark red-amber beer with a thick tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of toffee, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö
Hazy amber color. It has a breadish aroma and a quite poor flavor, with some yeasty and metallic caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hints of hops. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear warm amber golden with a small off-white head. Nutty aroma. Light body with nutty accents and a whiff of lightly burned caramel. The finish is dry with a subdued bitterness. 260309

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Roasted and mild spiced hoppy aroma. Roasted and slight metallic flavoured. Bitter and roasted finish. Simple and classic.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1370) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2009
Bottles - Booths, Windermere. Reddy-brown hue. Pronounced hoppy and slightly peppery aroma and flavour, with a malty, faintly toffee-like taste. Very well balanced, proper English bitter, with a slightly fruity aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Bottle 500ml from Waitrose, Christchurch. I’ve had this one plenty of times on-tap, but I’ve not seen it in a bottle before. Bottle says 4.0% ABV. Has a slight aroma of wet bread. Pours a lovely clear amber colour with next to no head. A standard bitter with a hoppy nuttiness to it. Quite refreshing on a warm day.


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