Sierra Nevada Best Bitter Ale
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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2015
Warm golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, vegetable, root vegetable, carrot, caramel. Malty flavour, straw, butter and malts. Finish butter, malts, straw and light toast.
(from draught -cask- @ GBBF ’14, London)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Garbageman (486) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2015
From tap of brewery at NC. Pours a clear copper color with no head. Aroma was earthy and malty. Taste was bitter and a little sweet with the malts. Not heavy but not complex. Just a bitter ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5768) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2015
On tap at the Mills River, NC brewery. Orange, slightly cloudy, with a very small head. Smells bready, toasty, with some earthy and peppery notes. Taste is dark toast, Some weedy, peppery flavors, and a dry, woody finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (4438) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2015
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a clear crisp copper topped with white head. Nose is citrus hops wood earth tones and some herbal notes. Taste is more of the wood earthy tones and a little bitterness on the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (8406) - 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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (15831) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10312) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (15029) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6398) - 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

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