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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: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1650) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Cask at The Blue Mugge, Leek. A clear chestnut brown colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, some nuts, slight yeast and subtle earthy hops. Taste of caramel, nuts, slight toffee, a little metal and subtle earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A lingering, dry, slightly metallic, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. A nutty, earthy bitter but with a late metallic taste. Below average.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (4004) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Cask @ The Black Griffin, Canterbury. Pours amber with bubbly head. Aroma is nutty malt. Taste follows. Unremarkable boring brown bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yiannnos (1252) - , CYPRUS - AUG 14, 2015
Cask. Amber colour. Malty caramel aroma and flavour. Slight bitterness, a bit bland. Average

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 (3033) - 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 (14) - Bicester, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
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 (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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 (3917) - 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 (4225) - 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!


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