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

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular.

The perfect supping beer! Our first brew and still the New Forest’s favourite tipple. Best Bitter was awarded Bronze Medal at the Munich Beer Festival in 2005.
Nose: Tempting hop aroma with fruit notes.
Palate: Good malt feel in the mouth, dry, tangy fruit finish.
Comments: Delicious, easy drinking slightly tart pale bitter.


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1151) - Greater London, - FEB 14, 2013
Cask in the North Star, NW3. Dark brown coloured bitter, not much of a head. Feels like an old school English bitter, more at the malty and fruity end. Not very strong flavoured but disappeared rather quickly so I guess very sessionable.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaguarxj6 (36) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Cask@ Blue Stoops Chesterfield. Has replaced that deadful John Smith,s cask as the house beer and has proved a big hit. A rather underrated beer imo. Has a decent malty flavour,soft fruit and quite a pleasant smoky aftertaste. Perhaps not the best bitter in the world but a solid session beer that is more than good enough to escape criticism.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9431) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2014
Cask at The Swan. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt with light earthy hops and dates. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (527) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Cask at The Three Stags Bebington. Copper brown, small off-white head. Aroma has a slight fruityness. Last has a bit of fruit and slight bitterness. Ok and drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1707) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Cask@manor arms, rushall. Amber beer with medium head and some lacing. Aroma is yeasty. Taste is yeast and malts. Ok beer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerbaron42 (45) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
An ok beer with a full enough taste but an iMac finish. Not one if go back to if given the choice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (309) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Pours amber with a thick creamy white head. Slightly malty aroma with some piney and grassy hops. Sweet malty taste, followed by some hops, straw and medium bitterness. Very smooth, nice to drink.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (1384) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Cask at the railway, tulse hill. Pours an amber colour with a thin head. Aroma is malty with toffee.,tastes the sane - a lot of toffee, sweet all the way. Dull. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frovigalning (2926) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
On tap at a pub in London. Mild smell, lightly floral. Similar taste with some caramel. Easy to drink but lacks edge.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
(Cask at Market Porter, Borough, London, 23 Nov 2013) Dark amber colour with creamy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, nuts, dark fruit and bread. Malty taste with notes of caramel, dark bread, dark fruit, nuts and a gentle bitterness in the finish. Rather light body, with balanced sweetness. Perfectly drinkable and quite enjoyable, but hardly exciting.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (645) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2013
Chestnut brown. Sour vinegar sulphurous aroma. Taste is actually sweet and quaffable, with a lovely hoppy aftertaste. A reasonable ale, although I’m not overly keen.


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