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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: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (665) - - 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 (2624) - 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 (2809) - 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 (4435) - 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 (2589) - 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 (3334) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1137) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Pours a reddish brown with a cream head. Breast aroma with a hint of toffee. Mild bitter taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask gravity at the Bucklebury Beer Festival 2012. Poured a dark amber, with a dense off white head. Aroma of berries, light roasted malt and burnt sugar. Caramel and biscuit in the flavour, with a little zesty fruit. Finish was molasses, fruitcake and grass.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1135) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Cask at the Chequers, Cottenham. Reddish brown, very translucent. Very little head. Soft figs, vanilla, forest floor in the aroma. Taste is gently bitter, some fruity sweetness at first but this slowly disappears en route to the sour/bitter finish. Sour cherry and wood shavings in the aftertaste.


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