Sierra Nevada Best Bitter Ale
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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Sold only on draft at the brewery. Brewed using English malts and hops this medium-bodied light copper colored beer is a very popular beer style in England. This is a very drinkable ale that will be enjoyed by many visitors to our Taproom.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8009) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear yellow golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, a bit hayish, lightly hops, bitter hops, decently bitter. Average body and carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1005) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma: light bread, cereal and caramel malts. Appearance: clear light amber, small frothy white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: intense malts again, sweets continue, turning slightly bitter. Overall: nice Bitter, good palate with intense malts. Pint at GBBF 2014, Kensington.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1651) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Gravity cask at GBBF 2014, 12/08/14. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Light sponge cake, light malt aroma. Light to medium body. Cakey, light maltiness, orange lemon, light caramel, light pine - not bitter, but OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2837) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Aroma is light stale malt, biscuit and mineral. Light orange golden colour with a lasting thin white head. Flavour is ctsip mineral, light toffee and chalk. Palate is light and chalky, some English yeast. Not a best bitter at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (3785) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Cask - Light grains and malts. Hazy gold with a frothy head. Caramel and twigs. A nice version, although a bit sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cask gravity at GBBF 2014. It pours clear golden-amber with a small white head with a tiny head. The nose is woody, earth, toast, leather, honey, stone fruit and such like. The taste is taste is oily, thick, stone fruits, straw, grainy and honeyed fruits with a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Oily. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prufrockstar (869) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Draft at FredFest 2013 at HOTD in Portland. Should have rated this back then. It was a damned hot day, and there were a few dozen great (though strong ... so so strong) beers pouring, but this one was the one I kept returning to. Light, flavorful, sessionable ... perfect for the weather, perfect for being exactly what I wanted. When a mild-mannered bitter can hit that sweet spot where I choose to keep coming back to it over freely pouring cask Bourbon Fred or Chocolate Bourbonic Plague, it deserves to be acknowledged. If the weather was 10 degrees cooler I may have passed it by entirely, but Iím glad I didnít -- one of my favorites of the festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1628) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Had on tap the other day at the brewery and brought a growler home. Really nice English Session. Straightforward and drinkable. Enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2013
A light somewhat hopped aroma. A bit of lemon in the flavor to me. Light and easy but not real interesting. Had at Aces & Ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (898) - Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Pours a crystal clear light golden color with a dirty white head. Perfumy sweet citrus nose. Lighter body wet moutfheel that gets a bit astringent at the finish. Like a lot of session IPAs (realizing this is a bitter), the hop flavor is vibrant up front, but drops off a cliff.

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