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Thwaites Original Bitter (Cask)

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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Bitter
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Sometimes known as Best Bitter or Cask Original. Also available in keg version as Thwaites Bitter @ 3.4%, and in nitro keg version as Thwaites Smooth Beer @ 3.4%
First brewed in 1807.
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; Goldings & Fuggles hops.
"A clean dry tasting and refreshing session bitter with a glowing amber appearance."


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
yiannnos (732) - , CYPRUS - AUG 5, 2013
Copper colour. Skunky aroma. Very light bodied, watery, and a bit malty. Not great.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (3543) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
Copper golden in appearance with a small head. Has a low bitterness but a healthy body.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
stravale (2057) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 8, 2013
Cask @ Pilgrim, Liverpool 040113
Dark amber, thin dense white head, reasonable lacing
Aroma - Very little, hint of sulphur
Taste - Soft caramel malt, bitter twig hops, boring, meh
Palate - Thin, bit dry, bitter twigs finish
Overall - Very poor. 1/4 pt was enough of this

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
worldbeertaste (1608) - AUSTRIA - NOV 25, 2012
Copper with a white frothy, thick, lasting head. Smells of sulfur, vegetables and summer fruit. Some roasted malt. Sticky medium oily body. Tastes of malt, frothy bland processed bitter with a medium bitter finish. Sulphur. Sweet with an overall borring portfolio.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
undercurrent25 (1380) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
The aroma is od stale farts, yet on the taste it is well balanced, a bit heavy and difficult to drink

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AshtonMcCobb (2356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
On cask @ Ship Inn, Cheser.Pours dark amber with a good head. Nose of malt and bitterness and a hint PF dried fruit. Taste of more of the same Palate medium body and medium weight in the textyre with an astringent finish. Overall, not worth a revisit.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Aroma of faint peach, biscuit and leather. Pale copper with creamy beige head. Slightly sweet and fruity at the beginning, quickly giving way to hop bitterness.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tomethy (33) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Looks great. Good condition. Smells of a combination of weetabix and manure. Taste is bland but drinkable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2305) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
Cask at Twickenham beer festival. Brown northern bitter, malt and a little sulphur on nose, slightly spicy with malt and a yeasty faintly sulphurous body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fullers (251) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
Cask, The Salutation Inn, Irthington, Cumbria. Pours light brown with fast disappearing white head. Aroma light and grainy. Sweet malt flavour with some fruit notes. Fairly standard bitter, but distinguished by a very pleasant mouth feel. I quite enjoyed this.


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