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Scheldebrouwerij Mug Bitter

Brewed by Scheldebrouwerij
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Meer (Hoogstraten), Belgium
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Mug Bitter is a top fermented, amber-coloured beer of 5% ABY, made from pale malt and Caramalt 20 and richly hopped with Hallertau, Goldings and Challenger hops. The beer's character is best expressed in the old saying: "Geen smaeck zo soet als 't Zeeuwse Bitter doet" (Nothing tastes as sweet as the Bitter from Zeeland). Its hoppy and fruity aroma and well-balanced bittersweet flavour places this beer in a league of its own! Mug Bitter ... Much Better!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (237) - Soria, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2015
Color amarillo pálido, buena capa de espuma de burbuja fina , que perdura como si fuera una nube, aromas a lúpulo fresco, manzana verde, en boca entrada amarga pero no en exceso para ser una biter, se sigue notando el lúpulo, cuerpo medio no muy compleja y seca.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2015
(Draught at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels, 22 Oct 2014) Golden amber colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with grainy malt, bread and a touch of dried fruit. Malty, fruity taste with notes of grainy malt, apricots, hints of toast and a balanced spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Tasty and highly drinkable. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruuurd (78) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Not an IPA, not a Blonde, this beer is bitter, hoppy but this has some sweet citrus tones. Awesome summer beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (1081) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
Tap. Clear golden with medium white head. Grassy and herbal bitterness with also some I ripe vegetables. Light sweet malts with dry eye touch. Medium bodied. Quite bitter but not too much else. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (681) - LATVIA - OCT 19, 2014
Light amber with medium white creamy head. Simple but nice refreshing taste, strong remaining bitterness with citrus notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2014
Bitter beer since 1988 for De Mug, at first brewed at ’t IJ but since 1997 at Scheldebrouwerij, when it was still settled in the Netherlands. Creamy, off-white head, murky ochre blonde colour with orange glow. Malty and yeasty character, pleasant fruitiness, bready and honeyish, but primarily grassy (Saaz) and peppery (Spalt) hops. Fruity, soft malty onset, making place for a very assertive, resinous, spicy, sticky, long hop bitterness. More a kind of session IPA than a traditional English bitter, as it is apparently classified here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1588) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Aroma of malt, slight fruitiness, hops. Flavour is malty and light hoppy, with a bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1276) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2014
Een speciaal biertje, met een smaak die ik nog niet veel geproefd heb, maar het was niet echt mijn ding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (775) - - AUG 14, 2014
33cl flesje via 8 Zaligheden, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 5% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk:goudoranje kleurig met dikke schuimkraag, schiet zelf al naar boven na opening fles Aroma en smaak: zoals op de fles staat flink bitter, lekkere kandijsmaak op de achtergrond Conclusie: erg smaakvol ook gezien de 5% alcoholpercentage, lekkere hop gebruikt. Ben niet zo'n bitter liefhebber, maar goed bier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swank (31) - - JUL 9, 2014
Nice bitter taste, but this beer lacks body and has a very short finish. For a special beer it’s not very special.

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