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Bitter - Ordinary / Best



An Ordinary Bitter, or simply Bitter, is a low gravity, low alcohol levels, and low carbonation easy-drinking session beer with a pale amber to medium copper color. The malt profile can vary in flavor and intensity, but should never override the overall bitter impression. The Best Bitter have more evident malt flavor than in an ordinary bitter, and is a stronger, session-strength ale. More alcohol than an ordinary bitter. Less alcohol than a strong bitter. More caramel or base malt character and color than a British Golden Ale. In all cases, emphasis is on the bittering hop addition as opposed to the aggressive middle and late hopping seen in American ales.

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Name Ratings  Score   
1Albion Bitter 
Brasserie Artisanale Albion
Joliette, Quebec
 30  3.78 Find
2Arizona Wilderness Oaked-n-Ordinary 
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company
Gilbert, Arizona
 16  3.58 Find
3Cloudwater Self Optimisation in the Adjunct Age 
Cloudwater Brew Co
Manchester, England
 23  3.55 Find
4Hogshead Denver Pride 
Hogshead Brewery
Denver, Colorado
 23  3.54 Find
5Dieu du Ciel! Lanterne Rouge 
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
, Quebec
 29  3.53 Find
6Dunham Beretta 
Brasserie Dunham
Dunham, Quebec
 15  3.53 Find
7Timothy Taylor's Landlord (Cask) 
Timothy Taylor's
Keighley, England
 406  3.53 Find
8Salopian Darwin's Origin 
Salopian Brewery
Hadnall, England
 169  3.51 Find
9Cross Borders Heavy 
Cross Borders Brewing Company
Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
 28  3.5 Find
10Skebo Golden Age Bitter 
Skebo Bruksbryggeri
Skebobruk, Sweden
 12  3.5 Find
11Toccalmatto Stray Dog No Rules Bitter 
Birrificio Toccalmatto
Fidenza (PR), Italy
 143  3.49 Find
12Salopian Sienna 
Salopian Brewery
Hadnall, England
 32  3.49 Find
13Hogshead Boy's Bitter 
Hogshead Brewery
Denver, Colorado
 18  3.48 Find
14Moor Revival 
Moor Beer Co.
Bristol, England
 320  3.47 Find
15Le Castor Brett Bitter 
Microbrasserie Le Castor Brewing Co.
Rigaud, Quebec
 53  3.47 Find
16Colonial Small Ale 
Colonial Brewing Company
Melbourne, Australia
 33  3.47 Find
17Murray's Punch & Judy's 
Murray's Craft Brewing Co.
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia
 82  3.47 Find
18Oakham Preacher 
Oakham Ales
Peterborough, England
 39  3.45 Find
19Tête d'Allumette Tête Carrée 
Tête d'Allumette - Microbrasserie
Saint-André-de-Kamouraska, Quebec
 16  3.45 Find
20Beer Hunters Mufloni Single Hop Simcoe 
Panimoravintola Beer Hunter's
Pori, Finland
 50  3.45 Find
21Magic Rock / North Brewing Co Things You Can't Unsee 
Magic Rock Brewing (Lion Co. - Kirin Holdings)
Huddersfield, England
 38  3.44 Find
22Crouch Vale Eldorado 
Crouch Vale Brewery
South Woodham Ferrers, England
 17  3.43 Find
23Skebo Ord'n'ry 
Skebo Bruksbryggeri
Skebobruk, Sweden
 13  3.43 Find
24Cellarmaker Bad Teeth 
Cellarmaker Brewing Company
San Francisco, California
 12  3.43 Find
25Granite Best Bitter Special 
The Granite Brewery & Tied House
Toronto, Ontario
 80  3.43 Find



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