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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: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (1895) - 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 (614) - 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 (68) - 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 (7005) - 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 (4899) - ITALY - APR 12, 2013
Ambrata non molta schiuma leggero fruttato discreto malto leggero caramello discreta luppolatura

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (863) - ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a healthy light tan head. Not is caramels and light chocolates with a little toastiness. Taste is hoppier than the nose lets on, with grapefruits and peachiness playing with the malt solidness but winning out and leaving the palate dry and floral. Really solid bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8629) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 18, 2012
Cask (Palmerston Arms, Peterborough)
OK caramelly aroma, but really not selling the beer as being exciting in any way. Taste has a nice barley base, and is a touch sweet. Clearly made from beer ingredients. Some pungent hoppy bite- full flower hops. However, not really grabbing me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2012
From cask at 4:20. Pours hazy to almost murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity and light yeasty. Grapefruity and peachy, rather dry and bitter. Light toasted malty and solid bitter into a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Cask@The Foresters Arms, Reading. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is carammel, fruits, some sweeet malts as well as mild herbal notes. Flavour is caramel malts, floral notes as well as some resiny nd herbal notes. Quite standard bitter.


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