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


on tap

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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.

martinrumsam's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, - NOV 3, 2012
Mid brown with thin white head. Aroma is muted. Some malt and fruitiness. Taste is sweetish to start. Some caramel and a modest bitterness to follow. Very watery. Forgettable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senka (951) - 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 (825) - 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 (5836) - 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 (6244) - 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 (634) - 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 (868) - 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 (1281) - 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 (4061) - Oulu, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10909) - San Diego, California, 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.

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