Brewed by By The Horns Brewing Co.
Style: Bitter
Wandsworth, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask & Bottle: Unfiltered
English Tea Bitter
Traditional English Bitter made with lightly smoked malt, then flavoured with English hops, black tea, and bergamont oil normally used to flavour Early Grey tea.

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SilkTork (5975) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
330ml from BeersOfEurope. Total gusher. All over my desk and papers. The beer is thin and slightly tart - not unpleasantly so, but clearly not a traditional English bitter. This is more like a wheat beer or a sour ale. I glanced down at the ratings, and I am not the first to report that this beer gushes, so there may be a problem with the bottling at By The Horns. Perhaps an infection in the brewery itself. Anyway, what I can detect is that whatever smoking has been done to the malt, it has been quite light, just enough to give an interesting edge to the flavour. I like that idea. The rest of it is pretty much a blur - there's coriander flavour rather than Earl Grey tea, but what I am drinking is clearly not what the brewer intended for me to drink.

gunnfryd (15652) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2017
KØLF 050517. Golden color with a white head. Aroma is wood, citrus, malt, hop, smoked. Flavor is wood, smoked, citrus, malt, hop, dried fruits. Medium body. Nice /OK beer.

fonefan (53455) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2017

Bottle 330ml.

[ As By The Horns Old Smoke ].
Gusher !!
Unclear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, pale malt, smoke, moderate hoppy, herbs - tea. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt - candy - flowers, herbs - tea, tea - smoked, sweet tea smoke. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150805]

Geokkjer (7676) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of smoke, wood, dried meat, herbs and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some smoked wood, meat and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

gegwilson (3848) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle in Waveney and Meadow, Tooting. Hazy golden with a rim of white froth. Fusty tea aroma. The taste has more fusty tea with citrus and toast. Not great.

mR_fr0g (14458) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle shared at the CBC Islington for the jk tasting. Many thanks. A hazed golden orange coloured pour with a small white head. Aroma is little perfume, lemon and orange rind, smoke, wheat. Flavour is composed of semi sweet malts, orange perfume, soapy, lime. Mellow smoke character. Not bad.

teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 6, 2016
33cl bottle shared at JK tasting, london. It pours a hazed golden color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet tangy spicy worth notes of oranges is lemon peel and oregano. Taste is also tangy acidic and fruity either more notes of oregano, melon, sage and lemon peel. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice

kwik-lime (2204) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle at Draft House on Northcote Road. Slightly vegetal and tart in the finish, didn’t really find much of the smoke character. Disappointing, this did nothing for me.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2016
[email protected] Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma is smoked wood, mild lactic notes as well as some bready and floral notes. Flavour is quite similar. Slightly on the messy side, but quite pleasant level of smoke.

BeerViking (5244) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Cask/gravity at Kingston BF, light amber with a small head and aromas of beechwood smoke and a little lemon. Crisp and bitter-sweet malty body is well integrated with smoky overtones and a hint of orange.

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