Three Bís Reviews

Three Bís Bee Thrifty 2.6
Pendle Beer Festival 2016. Golden coloured, very light and very easy drinking bitter, with a very light bitterness. A touch thin tasting.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3.2
Cask at Chippenham Beer Festival. Deep brown. Yay- found a mild amongst the last few undrunk barrels at the tail end of the last night of the fest. Itís dark brown, maybe a little watery but with pleasant flavours of chocolate, malt and a light roastiness. Very easy to knock this one back. You really can imagine slaking your thirst with this after a day down the mines.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Three Bís Doff Cocker 2.7
Cask at the fleece, Penwortham. I imagine the name of this is supposed to be funny because it has the word ícockí in it. It would be a better beer if it wasnít quite so bland and thin. Honey and lazy near-puns are the two things I hate in beer most of all.
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Three Bís Knocker Up 2.7
Cask at the fleece, Penwortham. Hahaha, you guys are HILARIOUS. Knocker up, geddit? Itís like getting someone pregnant with your child! Oh, top bantz. Kudos. Kudos squared. Awesomeness beyond time itself. Regardless of the Archbishop of Banterbury that comes up with the names for these products, what we have here is a clear brown beer with a thin tan head, honey aroma, faint chocolate at the back. Clean finish. Just get the names into the 21st century lads, eh?
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Three Bís Doff Cocker 2.7
Cask @ Black Bull, Blackburn. Clear golden with a creamy head. Crisp and very light textured ale, sessionable but not high on any flavours giving it a thinnish feel in the palate. Has a berry sweet nose.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Three Bís Old Bee 3.1
Cask @ Black Bull, Blackburn. Dark red with a thick creamy head. Has a sweetened nose with darker berry aromas evident. Itís less stated in its taste -similar but with an overriding crispness.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Three Bís Bees Knees 2.8
Cask @ Black Bull, Blackburn. Golden with a creamy head. Crisp and sessionable golden ale. Not high on flavour but nice and soft on the palate. Has some berry-sweetness in its nose.
Friday, January 15, 2016

Three Bís Weaverís Brew 3.1
Cask conditioned at The North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival í15, Sheringham, Norfolk. Gold with white head. Thinish, malty bitter with a heavy caramelisation, boiled malt notes, some bitterness. Pretty average.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Three Bís Bee Proud 3
Clitheroe Beer Festival 2015. Dark copper coloured. Has a sweetened aroma and taste with sugars and a caramel malt. Fairly good.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Three Bís Pinch Noggin 3
Pendle Beer Festival 2015. Golden-brown with a frothy head. With a hint of caramel it has a sweet nose and taste but not overstated.
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Three Bís Bobbins Bitter 3.1
Pendle Beer Festival 2015. Copper-amber with a small head. Has some very small caramel notes in both aroma and taste. Has a medium to high bitterness.
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Three Bís Bee Blonde 2.7
Pendle Beer Festival 2015. Blond with a small head. Has a small berry sweet nose with a small floral-hop taste.
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Three Bís Santaís Skinful 3.1
Cask @ Ape & Apple, Manchester. Clear, slightly darker copper in colour with decent frothy head. Has a light sweet fruitiness that takes some time to appear but lingers in the palate once it is there. Its nose has a sugary winter berry fruitiness to it, but again not overly stated.
Thursday, January 08, 2015

Three Bís Weaverís Brew 2.9
Cask @ Manchester & County, Manchester. Lighter golden coloured with a frothy head. Has a hint of very smooth malts in its nose with a slightly smooth texture too. Session ale thatís easy drinking and very palatable, but not much to note in flavour or taste.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Three Bís Bee On The Ball 3
Cask @ Manchester & County, Manchester. Golden with a thin head. Slightly sweet nose, has a hint of whisky cask maturing in its taste, coupled with some light chocolate grain. Slips down the palate well.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Three Bís Pinch Noggin 2.8
JDW Manchester & County 21 Jan 13. Brun. Lavt, litt farget skum som fester seg til glasset. Beskjeden fruktaroma. Myk munnfÝlelse. Smaken starter fruktig og blir litt syrlig. Bra fylde.
Saturday, February 15, 2014

Three Bís Knocker Up 3.2
Cask at the Beamish beer festival. Quite a fruity beer. Notes of fruit cake, but has a homebrew feel as well. Some toffee and maybe a bit of chocolate.
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3.2
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - very dark brown near black, thin creamy beige head, caramel aroma, sporadic lacing, caramel, bit of vanilla, bittersweet finish
Monday, October 07, 2013

Three Bís Black Bull Lager 2.6
Burnley Beer Festival. Pale golden with a thin head. Has a sweetened aroma and a tangy taste.
Saturday, September 07, 2013

Three Bís Knocker Up 3.1
Burnley Beer Festival. Black with a very small head. A fine ale with a smooth roasted aroma and taste.
Friday, September 06, 2013

Three Bís Tacklerís Tipple 2.6
Scotland: JDW Beer fest. A very forgettable brew sadly. Not worth the coinage.
Friday, August 09, 2013

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3.3
Dark brown beer with a minimal beige head. Coffee aroma and flavour with some fruity and malty notes and some smokey hints.
Saturday, June 22, 2013

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3.3
Very dark with a thick creamy head. Has lots of roasted malts in aroma and taste and a thick texture.
Friday, May 10, 2013

Three Bís Knocker Up 3.9
Poured a dark reddish brown with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, dark chocolate and roast malt. Medium body, flavour of honey sweet malt, otherwise similar to the aroma.
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Three Bís Settlerís Choice 3
High bitterness ale with plenty of malts in its taste but a mild hoppy aroma. Deep gold with a creamy head.
Thursday, March 07, 2013

Three Bís Pinch Noggin 3.1
Cask, half pint at JDWs Manchester & County. Tiny layer leaving spotty lacing behind. Clear amber coloured body. Resin-like aroma. Malt-fruity taste with peaches, marmalade, caramel and distant notes of honey. Fine bittersweet finish. Quite well bodied. A good one after the long journey from TromsÝ to Manchester, 21.01.2013.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Three Bís Shuttle Ale 3.3
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in February 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear orange amber in colour with a thin white creamy head. Distinctive aroma of Cadburys Crunchie Bar, short in the nose. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts deliver a sweet malty bite with clear heather honey, golden syrup, tinned peaches and burnt caramel notes evident. Slight prickle of hop flowers in the short dusty bitter aftertaste. Finish is sweet and malty as mead like flavours give a smooth warmth to the back of the throat. An excellent session ESB and well recommended.
Saturday, March 10, 2012

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 4.2
Dark ruby red with a creamy white lastign head. Smells of roast,light fruit (cherry) malt and chocolate. Light thin body. Creamy milky and very smooth. Yum. Dark chocolate, bitter that doesnít linger. Not sticky. Another excellent Mild.
Friday, March 09, 2012

Three Bís Bobbins Bitter 2.8
Smells of yeast, malt and fruit (overripe). Med brown with a red tint and a creamy lasting white head. Light Creamy body with an oily texture. Taste of ripe fruit, malt, caramel and sour bitter hops.
Friday, March 09, 2012

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3
Cask, gravity at Merton Winter Beer Festival, 17th & 18th February 2012 Dark brown in colour without much of a head apart from a few stray bubbles. Fairly ordinary mild, with a bit too much caramel and little else, fruity and maybe a bit of chocolate but mostly caramel. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov12 3.0
Monday, February 20, 2012

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Fest í12. Very dark brown with cream head. Really quite a thin mild, a touch on the watery side for me. Sweetish, fruity, I found it a little dull.
Sunday, February 19, 2012

Three Bís Tacklerís Tipple 2.6
Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with honey and a floral note. Dry and fruity flavour with a touch of honey. A bit dusty character
Monday, December 05, 2011

Three Bís Tacklerís Tipple 2.8

Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisOs.

[ Vintage BBF 090? ]. Clear medium amber colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, malt, toffee, honey. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20110807]

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Three Bís Santaís Skinful 2.8
bottle at home ... copper brown ... big bubbly white head ... light sourness ... wooody toffee ... way to fizzy ... creamy malts ... some orange ... hint of acetic acid ... hint of cola ... not sour and ruined by its fizz ... but otherwise ok
Monday, November 07, 2011

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3.3
Cask @ GBBF 2011. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with some bready hints. Fruity malty roasted caramel flavor. Has a fruity roasted malty caramel finish with weak hints of chocolate.
Monday, November 07, 2011

Three Bís Tacklerís Tipple 2.9
500ml bottle (ChrisOís, post RBESG2011 Sunday)
Vague sweet aroma. Dry body, but not much flavour. Simple sweet malts, and itís been aged to dryness. BB Sept 0X for unreadable X. Just about survived the over aging, quite impressive for a weak beer.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Three Bís Bee Thrifty 2.3
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Hazy deep gold, very thing head. Carbonation pretty lacking. Sweaty, musty aroma - some malt and stewed fruit. Same on the flavour. Not sure if it wasnít at itís best, or if this is the actual taste - not that great, unfortunately. Had to take it back for something else [071011]
Saturday, October 08, 2011

Three Bís Bee Thrifty 2.4
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma of Granny Smith apples, caramel and barley. Similar flavours with a lingering Belgian yeast character. Moderate carbonation and a light CO2 prickle. A little dry linger also.
Friday, October 07, 2011

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3.5
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 2. Pours clear brown with a light, bubbly head. Faint dark fruits and light, tangy malts in the aroma. Light sweet flavor, tangy, toasty, and faintly roasty. (Wow, how about that little turn of phrase?) Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mild finish, slightly bland, some tangy dark malts. Kind of left me hanging on some fronts but not altogether bad.
Saturday, September 17, 2011

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3.2

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, dark malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark chocolate, dark roasted, milky aftertaste. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110803]

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3.7
Cask@GBBF2011. Very coppery colour with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is raisins, liquorice, some mild toasted, earthy and wooden notes. Flavour is liquorice, some dark fruits, mild earth and quite bitter in the finish. Mild chocolate and liquorice also lurking in the background.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3.5
scura naso leggermente fruttato tostato caffe cioccolato in bocca piacevolmente tostato piuttosto secca con un tocco luppolato e un buon amaro
Monday, August 08, 2011

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3.1
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted and dark malty. Light breadish and dense fruity. Bitter and dry malty into a bitter finish. Ends bitter and dry. Bitter and dry roasted malty into the finish.
Sunday, August 07, 2011

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 2.9
Cask at GBBF 2011. Dark brown. Chocolate and dark berries aroma. Dry with medium bitterness.
Sunday, August 07, 2011

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3.5
Cask at GBBG 2011. Dark amber/brown beer with a beige head. Somewhat smoked aroma, coffee, malt, some cocoa. Chocolate flavor, roasted malt and some nice hops.
Sunday, August 07, 2011

Three Bís Stokerís Slake 3.4
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits. Fruity flavour of caramel, grass, hops and dried fruits. Sweet and hoppy finish.
Sunday, August 07, 2011

Three Bís Doff Cocker 3.2
Cask at GBBF 2010. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet and is dominated by lemons, leading to a very dry and bitter finish. The body is light.
Monday, July 18, 2011

Three Bís Shuttle Ale 3.2
Cask@Spoons, London. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is wood, floral and grassy bitterness along with some slight nutty notes. Flavour is fruity and floral hops along with some grassyness and wood. Crystal and bready malts give it a nice body as well.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Three Bís Shuttle Ale 3.3
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours clear, rich copper with a faint, white head. Ripe fruits and baked malts on the nose. Sweet, very fruity flavor. Ripe berries and plum, mild bread and very faint earth. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Sweet finish with more ripe fruits, and some lingering hops. Alright, nothing special.
Friday, April 15, 2011

Three Bís Shuttle Ale 3.3
Cask at Weeping Ash (JDW), St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Amber with a small white head. Marmalade malt aroma and taste. Traces of paper and ash. Mid bitter finish. Most agreeable on a dank late February morning in the Eastern Counties.
Monday, February 28, 2011