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


on tap

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.

JorgeLee's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1511) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (399) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Cask at The Woodman, Durham, Ł3.30/pint. Deep brown coloured beer with a thick, off-white head. Both the nose and taste are bittersweet and characterised by cereal grains. Sweetness comes through harder on the late palate, with fruity melon notes detectable. Drinkable but pretty dull bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (2136) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Cask at Plum Pudding, Milton. As Plum Pudding Best Bitter. Pours copper. Quit thin, fruity bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senka (964) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2015
FTA: bitter. I just can’t pass on an opportunity to enjoy it again and again. One of the first bitters I ever tried (~10 y.ago). I loved it when I stayed during summers in England. Mild and easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KoNrRiI (862) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2015
0.568 tap. Clear, copper color and a small, off-white head. Aroma of malts, we grains, and some delicate caramel. Taste is delicate as well, malty sweet and rather standard, uneventful. Light body, thin texture, and flat carbonation. Finish is short, closely follows the taste, perhaps a tad sourer. Overall quite a middling beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5987) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
Cask pint at the Sand Martin, Cardiff. Copper colour, lasting moderate head, slightly off-white. Moderate malty aroma, hints of toffee. Very smooth mouthfeel and flavour, moderately malty but not sweet, a slight fruitiness makes it very drinkable. Decent hops in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask @ The Railway, Hebden Bridge. Copper with a creamy head. Smooth tasting with a smidge of caramel involved. Has a floral-malty nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arek (689) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Cask, 1 pint, Moon in the Square, Bournemouth, England, UK. Bursztynowe piwo o puszystej pianie, która ładnie oblepia szkło. W smaku kremowe z wyrazistą goryczka na finiszu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 23, 2014
Cask at the Royal Oak, Southampton after the game. Pours dark side of brown with a white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Bitter finish. Perfectly acceptable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1295) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
A lovely amber colour, the beer is fruity with a lovely aroma. A well made session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (4231) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, dryness, bitterness and malts. Nothing special.

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