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Brewed by St Peters (UK)
Style: Bitter
Bungay, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Cask: Regular. Also available brewery conditioned and cold filtered in 500ml bottles.
A traditional Best Bitter brewed with Pale and Crystal malts and Goldings aroma hops. The result is a full-bodied ale with distinctive fruity caramel notes


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2007
500ml bottle - pours caramel/copper with almost no head except for a thin bubbly layer. Aroma is of apples, caramel, and fruity English hops. Delicate fruity flavour, with a lot of caramel in the body, finishing with a mildly bitter hoppiness. Quite refreshing, actually. Very low carbonation. Overall, a nice English ale, rather traditional and unsurprising, but I could certainly drink a lot of this fast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6433) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear orange-amber with a small diminishing white head. Nice simple but pleasant aroma of caramel malt, Goldings, fruit and tea. Flavour’s the same: caramel malt, a good amount of Goldings hops, a bit of fruit and a dry, average bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Like I said earlier, it’s simple and there’s nothing ground-breaking here but it’s a pleasurable, easy to drink Bitter -- nothing wrong with that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2008
500ml oval bottle 4.4% a/v (sticker on back, label says 3.7% a/v) Pours beautiful, a nice, very slight murky, orange copper colour with a nice tan head which readily laces on the glass. The aroma is hay, grass, fresh hops and a hint of malt. The taste is great, cirtusy hoppy but well balanced with a nice malt and floral taste with some hints at darker bitter notes like dark chocolate. Interesting balance, im not a fan of best bitters usually but this one is good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2009
(500ml Bottle) Mid amber orange with small white head. Malt, and citrus hop smell but not particularly strong. Taste was actually suprising, I was expecting bland 3.7 bitter but got a suprisingly hoppy and actually BITTER bitter, with a bitter finish. A little malt sweetness balanced it all out and left me with a very good ’best bitter;. A little citrus and toffee too. Drawback is overall straightforwardness of the beer, and that the texture was a little watery for my liking. Still good though!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2010
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London NW5 on 1st March 2010. Copper with a vanishing white head. Soft malt aroma; very herby hop notes with scent of oregano and dill in the bouquet. These harmonising with a citric hoppiness to finish dry on a smooth to rather flat mouthfeel. While a negative attribute it was not enough to spoil a rather interestingly flavoured beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1241) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2011
500ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear chestnut colour with a beige head which disappears quickly. Full in the mouth with a nutty caramel flavour leading to a pleasantly bitter aftertaste. An excellent bitter for its strength.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
Draught in The Jerusalem Tavern London - 4/3/11. Reddish hue. Bubbly white head. Hint of apple in the nose. Grassy taste with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2438) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2011
0,5 l bottle.
Poured clear amber with some orange reddish tones, small creamy-lacing tan head. Moderated aroma of toasted caramel and some floral-grassy hop, mild grapefruit. Medium bodied one with some cocoa and the toasted caramel again, light grapefruit, some fruity pine and grassy hops. The hop bits in the dry aftertaste. Very easy drinkable, i could slip it for hours in a pub.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2945) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clean malty nose, treacle and burnt marmalade palate, good bitter finish. Tasty and chewy.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4040) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle from Global Wines, Bearwood, West Mids. Amber colour, thin head. Smells like dry cured toast. Surprisingly tasty Bitter - warm, dry malt, but also a sprinkling of coco on that toast. Quite refreshing. Thin in the mouth yes, but cleanly flavoursome.


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