Brewed by Allendale
Style: Bitter
Hexham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A traditional amber session bitter. Renamed and redesigned Best Bitter. Superbly balanced with a floral hop aroma from plenty of traditional English Goldings and Fuggles hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotty (1208) - - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle, Waitrose Ponteland. Lovely clear amber colour but no head to speak of. Nice malty nose with underlying citrus notes. Quite full bodied with hint of sweet malt on the palate. Nice beer!

sarauckelman (540) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Clear amber brown with no head. Clean aroma with nice notes of grain and hops. Hoppier than it smells, A nice classic bitter, but nothing special. Medium bodied.

uckelman (799) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Slightly hazy, copper colored. Small white head. Aroma is pineapple, floral. Flavor is bitter, bright, toward the sweet side. Medium body.

FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2017
Draught (Southampton Arms, London)
Rather sweet dark treacley honey aroma. Light puffed malty taste. A very easy pale bitter, perhaps underattentuated and too sweet. Finish bready and buttery, a bit spicy. Palate was a little dead, not helped by the sugars.

Desverger (11448) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle from Brugsen, Islands Brygge (split with the Mrs) - golden amber pour with white head. Toasted malty aroma and taste, biscuit, caramel, leafy and twiggy and light herbal hoppy into the close. Decent bitter.

Sigmund (7480) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2016
500 ml bottle, as Allendale Wagtail English Bitter, from Ales by Mail. ABV is 3.8%, IBU 33. Hops are Target, Fuggles and Goldings. Malts are pale, amber and dark crystal. Deep golden colour, a slight haze in the finish. Moderate to low white head. Aroma of malts, dried fruits and marmalade. The flavour is moderately malty and fairly fruity, hints of caramelized orange marmalade, but not really sweet. Moderate hops in the finish.

CloakedDagger (2481) - - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a hazy golden with a small, rough white head. Very discreet aroma, slightly flowery. Medium-bodied, solid and pleasant malt base, somewhat fruity with a dryish but not bitter finish. A very typical and pleasant British session quaffer. 121016

ippopotamo36 (2383) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 1, 2016
Handpump at Southampton Arms in London. Clear amber color, minimal foam a bit off-white color. Nose: clean, malty a bit, little nuts. Mouth: quite watery, tasty bitter frizzy silky finish. Tasty enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

TorbenJensen (1528) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2016
Medium foam. Good aroma of fresh grain, malt and some fruit. The taste is good malt fill with little light caramel and berry fruit. Hop bitterness is marked by a little flowers and initially a bit sharp, however, the aftertaste is a comfortable long dry bitterness. An excellent bitter ale.

ERB92 (739) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2016
Aroma of fruits, malt, caramel and grass. Amber with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a decent Bitter, quite enjoyable.

Borup (14492) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2016
Sample from a bottle at DØE 2016. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, caramel, hops, herbal and a mild bitterness.

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