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West Berkshire Good Old Boy

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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Unfiltered; Bottle: Filtered - Regularly available.
Best Bitter
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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JackHammer (2) - Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
Tried cask. Light malty aroma. Initial soapy taste is surpassed by malty ness. Rich dark colour. Lighter bodied than it looks. Lighter bready after taste with a short finish. Nice session ale.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gegwilson (2104) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours chestnut with a cream head. Not a great, slightly skunky aroma. The taste is a bit skunky too with toffee malt notes and some metal.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reesamania (7) - Bicester, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
Bottle at home. Nice deep Amber colouring with off white head. Flavour falls a little flat for me, bland and lacking depth. Too carbonated with constant small bubbles detracting from the taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (812) - - MAR 11, 2015
Mildly malty aroma. Dark brown appearance. Not too fizzy for a bottled beer. Quite syrupy with a deep lingering aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3029) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Cask@st matthews hall, walsall. Ruby brown beer with medium bubbly head and decent lacing. Aroma of toffee and malts. Taste is malts, toffee and some earth. Decent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (3195) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose, South Woodall Services. Copper coloured with a burnt toffee and malty flavour, followed by a bitter nutty and red fruity finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
localbeerdrinker (8) - - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
My favourite beer and it’s brewed locally to me. Fantastic flavour and colour, this should be in all the local pubs!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
20th Feb 2015: hand-pulled half-pint in my local Wetherspoons. Ruby with an off-white head that gave some heavy and impressive lacing. Red berries, hedgerow fruits and roasted maltiness in both the nose and taste. Semi-sweet with a caramel hint throughout, mild bitterness in the finish, I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Cask JDW. Dark brown amber, still, big dense off-white head. Aroma is toffee malt. Body is medium, slightly foamy, no carbonation. Taste is light and thin with soft bready malt, twiggy, never gets watery and the bitter character builds over time. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3644) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Cask by hand-pump at Camperdown Place, Glasgow - clear orange brown, thin bubbly off-white head, caramel, toffee malt aroma, intermittent lacing, sweet, caramel, nicely balanced, good carbonation, easy to drink


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