Brewed by Burton Bridge
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
Our first ever brew in May 1982. Now our flagship beer. Winner of its class at the Great British Beer Festival.
Colour: Amber.
Nose: Dry hoppy aroma with a fruity background.
Taste: A bitter beer with a lingering aftertaste.
Hops: Challenger, Target & Northdown with Styrian added at the end of the boil.
Malt: Pale & Crystal.

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Brigadier (3760) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2013
On at the Burton Bridge Inn

This may not be the worst or most offensive bitter on the planet. However it was just bland after a few sips. Even though these things are brewed to be sessionable I would love to see somebody inject some character instead of just a dash of hops, a dash of malts, and then nothing to add depth.

Aroma / Appearance - The flat coppery base is a weak placeholder. Watered down Snickers bars, caramel chews, and malt vie for attention. Somehow it feels diluted and feeble compared to its potential.

Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is gentle and soft on the palate. It is so gentle that it takes a few sips to get a handle on the mild malty profile. Leaving no remarkable or memorable aspects it fades like a morning fog. While this may work for some people I’d prefer to drink a beer that at least tries to capture your attention. Otherwise you may as well be drinking tap water.

Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAY 15, 2013
Draught. This is a wonderful bitter with great hop/malt balance. One of the best I have had.

Cunningham (8456) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 18, 2013

Appearance: Clear deep copper color with a small white head that leaves some lacing.
Aroma: Toffee, mild hoppy and a bit fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Toffee, mild hoppy and some fruity notes.
Overall impression: Ok handpull bitter.
Personal stats: On tap @ source.

Theydon_Bois (20920) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man, Englefield Green, Midlands BF, 15/03/13.
Lightly hazed dark golden amber with no head - not pretty on the eye!
Nose is malts, hops, touch of TCP, caramel.
Taste comprises malt, berry fruits, pretty basic on the flavour front.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation - a touch on the flat side, some light bitter notes in the finish.
A very bog standard twiggy bitter - not one to bother with again, red wine plaease if that’s all on offer!

danlo (3294) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
Cask at Number 22, Darlington. Clear golden brown dark amber colour, white foam head leaving some lacing, and slight sweetish malt aroma. Initial leathery taste, with watery caramel malt and some lingering dry biscuity flloral bitterness. OK bitter.

BlackHaddock (7753) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2012
A beautiful sunny afternoon on Friday 7th September 2012 saw my father and I join in R.A.T.2012 (Rail Ale Trail part 2). Split between three bars along the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury railway line: they had over 50 different beers to try: this was one of them.

Pint: hand-pulled in Codsall Railway Station.

Lovely looking clean amber body, with a full head that gave some heavy lacing.

Aroma was of malts, wood, nuts and earthy notes with some floral hints thrown in as it warmed in the glass.

Well balanced feel to the flavours: biscuity malts and semi-bittering hops combine to produce a very pleasant beer indeed.

Body depth fits the alcohol level nicely and I could have carried on drinking this all afternoon if it hadn’t been for the festival selection waiting along the line.

The_Bish (1146) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Yawny owl. Tired old fella wants to sleep. Been running and the time is now to pass away slowly in sleep. Streeeetch. Yaaaawwwwnnn...

Beersiveknown (5303) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 2, 2012
cask at burton bridge inn
pale and dry with a whiff of sulphur. gentle carbonation, biscuit malt and crisp bitter bite.

fonefan (51599) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ JDW - The Moon Under Water, 68-74 Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M3 2FN.

Clear medium orange yellow color with a small average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, light hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100425]

DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010

Enticing aroma of pitfruit and malt, light copper, small custard head. Flavour is fine malt, red plums, some caramel noted. Light bodied, very well balanced, lovely mouthfeel, smooth suppin’. Just right! (sometimes less is more.)

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