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Scheldebrouwerij Mug Bitter

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

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (1716) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1098) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Aroma of malt, slight fruitiness, hops. Flavour is malty and light hoppy, with a bitter finish. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1242) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (136) - - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swank (22) - - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jwkslenk (34) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
Dry, light orange, smooth, easy drinkable, wooden, Dutch, Zeeland, bitter, The Netherlands

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7382) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruudsmets (2) - Berlaar, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013 does not count
A nice hoppy and fresh beer! A sharp taste with a smooth aftertaste. A great nose and a beautiful blond color.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2179) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
Regular bitter beer. Not very special, but thirst quenching and fresh. Liked it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7408) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
On tap at Cafe Mug, Middelburg, Netherlands, Wednesday 2nd October 2013 Pours gold with a light gaze, slim white head atop. This is a nice bitter, a little minerally, nice malty base, Soft in mouth, lasting bitterness, tasty decent beer. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4


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