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Sierra Nevada Best Bitter Ale
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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"eh. not bad, but definitely not a standout at Sierra Nevada or for a bitter (gimme Goose Island, Alesmith, Deschutes, or Boonville there). bitter, yes. but the malts were boring and the body thin. maybe a little harsh, but it was at the back end of their beers."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11504) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with a small white head. Hoppy floral aroma, grass, earthy notes. Hoppy earthy flavor, hay, grass, florl, citrus, some grapes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9472) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
On tap @ Tap and Handle Foco during another massive Sierra Nevada tap takeover. Pours a clear, golden appearance with a white head. Cracker and lightly toasted grain in the aroma. Some herbal / grassy notes as well. Nice mouth feel. A bit floral. Pretty dry with an herbal hoppy flavor. Clean and simple. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Hazy gold beer, good bubbly pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry and crisp. Fine carbonation. Good condition. Light floralness and light but spicy citrus. Underneath are light malts with a touch of toffee. Light dry crisp finish. Interesting! This is kina how I imagined a US Cask bitter would taste like. Good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14. Clear golden with a decent bubbly off white covering. Nose is light vegetals, touch of piss, bready malt, grain, cereals, not the best. Taste comprises mellow hop notes, bready tones, light citric. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. So so, not really a bitter, not sure what mind.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, some lacing. Aroma of caramel and fruity. Taste is caramel and bitters
A decent bitter

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1984) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Cask gravity at GBBF 2014. This was very interesting because I had this with an English friend who has been based in New York and he thought this was a fantastic beer. But for me it was just far too clean. Copper to chestnut brown colour, clear and a thin white head. Nose is earthy hop, toffee, toasty grain, slight ale fruitiness, minerally. Taste is light caramel, light ale fruity, earthy English hop. It’s got very clean lines. Very simple. At a festival with a dearth of English bitters and golden ales, some good, some bad, this just feels a little too plain and lacking bold fruit or flavours. Bit of dry hop on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8987) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1558) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1871) - 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.


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