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

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
Vladivostok (491) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2015 At the Burton Bridge Inn. Mid amber with a creamy head. Malty aroma leads you into this excellent subtle beer. Taste is very well balanced but malt just has the edge. Smooth and refreshing with a long but not astringent aftertaste. A classic session bitter.

4.1
BrainDead (30) - Derby, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2002
A great British bitter - smooth, malty, hoppy. What more could you want out of a pint?

4.1
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2002
This beer left the most lace on my glass of any beer that I've ever had. Every little sip left a new ring, it was like counting tree rings to see how old the tree is. They say this is their flagship beer, probably so as I have been less than impressed with some of their other offerings. But this is the best English ale that I've ever had.

4.1
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Handpulled at the Burton Bridge Inn, Burton, Staffordshire. Clear brown with scant white head, good crunchy bitterness, wonderful balance, a pleasure to try at the brewery tap.

4
imdownthepub (15395) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2004
Cask Conditioned at Charters Bar, Peterborough. Light amber beer, red hue, with everlasting head. A truly well balanced , refreshing bitter, with a smooth malty base, lightly caramalised then a peppery dry hop that lasts forever. Top notch beer.

4
liinis (1791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2009
Excellent rich pleasant fresh and nicely bitter. incredibly good! only minus is the flatness of the mouthfeel. (RA if I remember)

3.9
chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2003
The flagship bitter from one of the oldest micros in the business. Pale brown in colour, clean in taste. Slight malt flavour (not as malty as the brewery's tasting notes suggest) with hops dominating. Quite bitter, with a long finish. Well made and easy drinking. An excellent bitter. Draught, Civil Service Recreation Centre, London SW1, June 2003 (but don't miss the brewery tap - the Burton Bridge Inn in Burton, which sells all the brewery's products - if you ever get the chance.

3.9
BlackHaddock (7747) - 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.

3.9
SarkyNorthener (4908) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
[email protected] (Burton Bridge), Burton-upon-Trent. Amber beer with a small head and good lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts, dry hops and a touch of butter, well balanced. Nice body to this one. A very good session bitter.

3.8
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 14, 2004
on cask at dba in ny of all places. hint of fig and compost in aroma, amber, hard and salty with a long and quite potent bitterness. slight hint of garbage juice suggesting this may not have survived its atlantic voyage completely unscathed but still very enjoyable


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