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Vale Best Bitter

Brewed by Vale
Style: Bitter
Brill, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Cask; Regular.
Light copper hoppy bitter.H eavily hopped with traditional varieties producing a thirst quenching beer with pronounced and pleasant hop aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (991) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Cask at the Three Cups, Buckingham. Golden amber, clear with decent white head. Muted aroma of orange peel and caramel. Candy-like sweetness tempered by a basic hop bitterness. A nice balance. Long finish decent mouthfeel for a low ABV bitter. Pleasant bittersweet aftertaste. Unassuming but certainly more than the sum of its parts. A decent session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1395) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Floral aroma, nice balance of hops and biscuity malt, some butterscotch and citrus. Decent enough session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1649) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Cask at the Falcon (JDW), High Wycombe. Light amber with a moderate white head and a light fizz. A few flowers, a little lemon, and some biscuit before a slightly dry, moderately bitter finish. A bit thin, a bit dull, needs more aroma hops. I continue to be unimpressed with Vale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4698) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Cask at the Crispin, Wokingham. Golden amber with a tight white head; floral hoppy aroma; light and fresh with a hoppy bitterness and a malty body; then a biscuity finish. A straightforward everyday English bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (36362) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Hop Pole Inn, 83 Bicester Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England HP19 9AZ.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111204]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vladivostok (285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
Mid-amber and very thin with little more flavour than that provided by the bittering hops. Short faintly bitter finish. Slight aroma of English hops is its only saving grace. Quite a poor example of the genre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
Cask handpull@The Baron (JDW), Hinckley. Copper draped finely with white. Rust, biscuits and caramel aroma; some sticky hopcone and jellied fruit as it warms. Dabs of strawberry, raisin, caramel, baked bread and digestives. Fresh and attractive malty BB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerstalker (1) - Cenac et St Julien, FRANCE - JUN 7, 2012 does not count
A great session bitter. At 3.7% this is a finely balanced ale with a complex flavour and good finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20166) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2011
Cask at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury. Clear bronze colour. Hay aroma. Mid dry with light body. Crisp and fairly hoppy withhay and ripe fruits. Mid bitter finish. A relaxed, drinkable bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21061) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Cask@Gloucester Arms, Oxford. Goldeny amber colour with a small head. Aroma is grass, earth, toffee and some mild grassy notes. Flavour is being rather similar with also some quite nice bitterness.

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