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Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Bitter
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special.
The Bitter Californian is a hybrid between a traditional English Best Bitter and the wonderfully aromatic Californian Pale Ales. Our brewers, Chris (the bitter one?) and Brett (the Californian one) have combined their love of English malts and American hops to create a delicious new beer. Chris has devised the malt recipe from some of the finest English malts that have provided the base to the classic best bitter for years. Brett has used his love for new and interesting hop varieties to pick 3 hops that will give delicious flavours and aromas.
The hops are Newport (Kaffir lime leaves & citrus rind aromas), Chinnook (lime zest and lemon balm) and Nugget (sherbet lemons), these will both bitter the beer and provide flavour and aroma. We will also be dry-hopping this beer to give extra hop character.

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3.2
Fin (11069) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Cask, gravity at the Real Ale Bar, WOMAD Festival, Wiltshire, Saturday 28th July 2012 Pours reddy/amber in colour with a filmy white head. Dry and bitter, its a furry bitterness, malty with a hard tangy fruity unripe plum skin fruitiness. Good. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.2

3.2
tomer (3853) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 20, 2013
Cask @ The Bridge House, Little Venice, small stable creamy bubbly head, clear dark copper colour, nutty aroma with some dark bread and cherries,flavour of burned sugar, darkish bread and hay, medium bitterness. Drinkable but a little boring.

3.1
Leighton (22823) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours clear, vibrant gold with a medium, frothy white foam head. Toasty dough in the nose with subtle orange. Light to medium sweet, quite doughy with hints of butter, pine, grass, faint citrus. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Light sweet finish, some faintly tangy citrus, light toast, light toasted grass. It’s OK. The diacetyl character fades as I drink. But still, the overall character is actually a bit wimpy and the beer is kind of a let-down.

3.1
BeerViking (5133) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask at Pig’s Ears Richmond, poured a dark copper with a lacy white head, piney hops and some lemon rind on the nose, the palate is hoppy, bitter and a little acrid, but not overly so. There’s a touch of pineappley hop in the mouth plus a long astringent bitter finish. Nice, but a bit lacking in depth.

3.1
mr_h (6072) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear dark red brown, creamy beige head, fruity citrus aroma, excellent lacing, resin, citrus, fruity, bitter citrus aftertaste, oily texture

3.1
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Pours Orange/Amber, citrus nose with lime to the fore. Citrus again on the palate with orange being the big flavour, burnt orange marmalade to be accurate. A slight nutty aftertaste.

3
evergreen0199 (3570) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Hoppy, citrus fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, citrus fruit, bitter. The bitterness was overpowering for me, not really my thing.

3
jackl (8557) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Cask @ The White Horse. Deep red amber color with a small white head. The nose is light orchard fruits - peaches, cherries, nectarines, cut grass. The taste is tobacco leaf bitter, more peachy orchard fruits. Chalky bitterness. The body is light and smooth. Overall, while crisp, I really didn’t find this all that flavorful. Bristol are better than this!

3
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2012
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Orangey golden beer with a nice white head. Orange bitterness on the aroma. More orange on the flavour – alongside a slightly ’burned’ hop flavour. The bitter component comes across as a sharp chestnut flavour, which doesn’t sit exactly right with the bitter hop finish. Almost, but not quite [12072012]

3
AshtonMcCobb (7047) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2013
On tap @ The Haymarket Bar. Pours amber with a decent head. The nose has some grapey notes against a malt background. The taste is more intermelded grapes and malt with maybe an appley bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied and with a creamy tangy texture and some refreshment but couldn’t drink too many. Overall solid,


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