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West Berkshire Good Old Boy

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Brewed by West Berkshire
Style: Bitter
Thatcham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular.
A “Good Ordinary Bitter” which won first prize at the White Horse branch of CAMRA’s beer festival, September 1995, and a gold medal at the 2002 SIBA South East Regional Competition. Strongly hopped and full flavoured - our best seller.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ha1ag (711) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
on tap in Newbury. Dark copper colour with thin head. Fruity nose. Aroma is lightly sweet, fruity and very subtle hop finish. I think it wasn’t a freshly opened barrel we sampled but it was still ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4778) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2014
On tap at The Wenlock Arms. Dark copper colour. Hints of chocolate, grass, apples. Quite dry. A good bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2014
A fine little bitter this. Lovely colour and good foam. Bit roasty smell, not much in the way of fancy fruits in the hops here, rather a bitterness sucking the moist out of your mouth craving more beer. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (611) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Pint from Alehouse Reading. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, some sweet malts. Flavour is caramel malts, floral notes. Pleasant bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2127) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
Clear dark copper with lacing off-white foam head. Aroma is barley, some hay. Good bitter taste, (velp 201402)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AdiBeer (1019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Aroma: some hops and some sour notes. Appearance: dark brown, no head. Taste: light bitters, but not much taste. Palate: flat, very light body, turning to some bitterness. Overall: very bland bitter. Pint at The Hillgate Pub, London.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
absgt (6) - - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
Hoppy, quite dark, strong flavour. Not a beer to drink more than one or two of.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tom303 (82) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Deep mahogany colour nice tanned tight head. Smells deliciously sweet and fruity, taste to follow with quie dry bitter lingering finish. Nice body and balance for a beer of this strengh. Classic British style bitter. Lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8102) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
Cask at the 3 Guineas, Reading, 12/04/13. Clear copper brown with a beige head. Good lacing ensues. Nose is malt forward, caramel, dark fruits. Taste comprises much the same, toffee, fruits, malty. Medium bodied with fine carbonation with a good dose of bitterness in the finish. A tidy enough bitter!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5336) - ITALY - APR 12, 2013
Ambrata non molta schiuma leggero fruttato discreto malto leggero caramello discreta luppolatura


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