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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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.


martinrumsam's rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
martinrumsam (536) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4174) - 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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arek (116) - Zielona Góra, 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (352) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (806) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
A lovely amber colour, the beer is fruity with a lovely aroma. A well made session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (2928) - 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.

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 (9838) - 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 (846) - 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 (2113) - West Bromwich (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 (47) - 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


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