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The Botanist OK Bitter

 (RETIRED)
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41
56
style
Formerly brewed at The Botanist
Style: Bitter
Richmond, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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unknown

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.

A traditional English bitter with hints of malt and caramel.


2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Tasted on cask at the Kew Brewpub. Pours with a small foamy head and a deliciously dark malty colour. Smells like butter toffee, lighter than it looks. Alongside the traditional bitter malty mouthful it tastes moderately floral and olive oily - not particularly pleasant, and leaves a slightly odd aftertaste. Perfectly drinkable bitter but not one I’d return to.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2013
Cask at The Botanist brewpub on 7 September 2013. Poured a cloudy pale amber colour with a halo of white head. Aroma of light floral hops, ripe berries and wholemeal bread. Flavours grass, biscuit malt and caramel sweetness. Leaves with dry grain, hay and some brown sugar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2013
From cask at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small whitehead. Aroma is toasted malty and herbal. Bitter, toffee malty, biscuity. Dry malty.light bitter finish. Dry and slight herbal finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8159) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Amber brown with an off white foam. Aromas are biscuit and toffee with spicy tea and floral notes. Melon with brown sugar. Flavours are dry tea with nutty notes and black tea. Sweet grain with toast and a light lemony finish. A decent bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9109) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
Cask at theBotanist, Kew Green - 28/02/13. Clear golden/amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and leaves a film. Nose is malt forward, grain, touch of hops, biscuit, dark fruits. Taste comprises dark malt, toffee, fruits, light background hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth drinking, some bitterness in the finish. A decent flavoursome (best) bitter - veering towards and ESB in some aspects.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ The Botanist Brewery and Kitchen, 3-5 Kew Green, Richmond, Greater London, England TW9 3AA.

Light unclear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty - earthy, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, earthy, nutty peel, caramel, tart fruit notes - strawberry alike. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120806]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Cask @ The Tea Clipper. The pour’s deep amber with a small head.The nose is brown bread, some grain, sweet cherry syrup. The taste is toasted brown bread, sweet caramel malt flavors. Hints of dried grass, brown sugar. Dry finish. A bit of tobacco. Medium body, smooth. Overall, fine, but not particularly graceful.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
Handpull at The Botanist. Amberish gold with a smallish frothy offwhite head. Aroma is initially fairly diacetyl-forward, but it settles to a generic fruity grassy/herbal mix, no alcohol, not overly sweet. Taste has a bit more coating bitterness to it than I expected, bit still seems a bit twiggy and fruity, albeit green fruit (red currants?). Light body, a bit astringent, not much carbonation or finish to it. Okay indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Cask@The Botanist, London. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is roses, sweet fruits, some strawberries and mild nutty and bready notes. Flavour is fruity, caramelly, nutty, floral and mildly wooden as well.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2072) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
Cask at Windsor Locale beer festival 2012. An amber coloured pour with a small off white head on top. Fruity, malty aroma. Tastes hoppy, fruity, malty, slight caramel in there. It is O.K. I guess!


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