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Brewed by Stroud
Style: Bitter
Stroud, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - February. Also available bottled.

Best Bitter
A classic best bitter, full bodied, fruity and dry on the finish. Great together with a meal.
Teasels were used in the Stroud woolen industry to raise the nap on cloth.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1049) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Gloucester Services. Amber coloured with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of fruity malt with some caramel. Flavour was sweet, with more caramel and a short bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thmsboyd (38) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle dated Feb2014. Initial off aromas mellow to bready. Pours a reddish amber with slight haze. Small, fresh white head with decent retention. Well-balanced flavour, moderately dry with gentle bitterness. Peppery notes on finish. Fullish body with reasonable carbonation. Overall a fairly drinkable bitter with no real distinguishing features.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (1665) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
The spicy finish is nice but the beer is thick and somewhat muddled. Not refreshing, not overtasty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale amber color with a small off-white head. has a fruity malty grainy aroma with weak hints of caramel. Fruity malty grainy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
Bottle at Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, malts and bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and bread with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
Bottle at a ChrisO Tasting - London. Pours clear, rich gold with a frothy, white foam head. Big doughy malt nose with faint caramel notes. Light to medium sweet flavor with some spicy pine, toasty dough, mellow caramel. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty sweet to finish, lightly sticky, more spicy pine, maybe some black pepper. Kind of interesting, actually.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in The Green Man: the club bar at Forest Green Rovers football ground. An hour before Grimsby Town beat them on 5 Mar 2013. Sadly it was poured into a plastic ’glass-like’ container. An off-white head of foam sat on top of an amber/old gold body. Aroma is both fruity and earthy with a mild biscuity undertone. The taste was also on the fruity side with a semi-sweet caramel feel to the overall flavour: it had a short bitter finish and I would gladly have had another if I hadn’t been driving. My first beer from this brewery: hope it isn’t the only one I get to try.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2173) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle @ City pub. Hazy amber with a small off white head. Woody with peppery notes. Malt, wood, hops and pepper. Medium body with a balanced after taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, spicy, sweet spicy, pepper notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, black pepper, toffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120506]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2138) - SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a medium gold, with a white head. Hoppy, malty aroma, caramel, earth, walnuts, toffee. Dry, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2. Malty, hoppy taste, caramel, toffee, yeast. (2012-05-28)


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