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Steamin Billy Bitter

Brewed by Belvoir
Style: Bitter
Melton Mowbray, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
Based on the "Golding Hop" it’s lightly pronounced floral flavour/aroma is derived from dry hopping with Golding hops, which really show through on drinking. A well-rounded beer with a satisfying after taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (804) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Cask at The Parcel Yard, Leicester. Looks a decent pint - small dense head atop clear amber body. Standard bitter with a pleasant slight sweet yeastiness at the end and lingering bitterness. Ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
OwainTurner (421) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Slightly translucent amber, dead thin head. Slight toffee nose, burnt wheat. Slight sweetness, orange peel, bitterness is slightly sticky. Nice and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7635) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
Cask handpull, The Western, Leicester, 26/01/12. Dusty gold, low fine head. Mellow dried fruit, apple and hay aroma. Soft ferny apricot character dappled with honey. Honeyed condition. As a BB can’t fault it. Clean and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2007
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black (JDW), Northwich 24/01/2007 Small white head. Some carbonation. Fruity aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity banana with a crisp and dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2006
<a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/43/433 Porter with ALLOVATE. Sweet, nutty - low hops. Pleasant. Drinkable. Some crystal malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2625) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2006
Cask, handpump @ the Market Porter, Southwark.
Bright copper with a very thin film of white that dissipated quickly (dirty glass?). Couldn’t pick up much aroma as by now the bar was packed and Silktork was in full swing with the appreciation of cask ales. Upfront it shows some toffee and rye-like malt tones before the flowery, earthy depth of Goldings come in around mid-palate. Mildly bitter on the swallow. Picked up an odd fell-berry flavour with some earthy hops and woody malt in the aftertaste. Quite a nice bitter, not too heavy. Well balanced, smooth and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15071) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2006
Cask handpull at Market Porter. Copper colour with thin beige head. Earthy bitter with growing lasting hop finish. Earthy hop aroma is attractive. Refreshing in mouth. Good bitter, very drinkable. The hop finish goe on forever. Just surprisingly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2005
Handpulled at the Babington (JDW) Derby. Amber gold, scant head. Fruit & flowers in the nose. Fruit sustsained through the flavour with a little hopped rasp, a dab of sherbert in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2005
Mid brown colour. Served through a tight sparkler, so not a lot of aroma. Some modest citric hop notes get through. More of the same on the palate. Caramel and fruit too. Plenty of bitter grip. Mellow mouthfeel, slightly sweet, but fresh and clean. A decent, well-balanced, brew. Cask (handpump) at the Cow and Plough, Oadby, Nr Leicester.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8857) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2004
Bright amber with a dense head. Aromas are hoppy with sulphur and spices. Flavours are light and fruity malts with more sulphur and spices, then a dry finish. Feels thick on the palate - its a bit too filling for a bitter.

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