Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Bottle, can & keg; Regular. Pasteurised.
Keg version is 4.0%.

With over 200 years of brewing pedigree, Courage Best Bitter retains its widespread popularity. Best is available in both cask and keg meaning even if your local isn’t a cask beer stockist, you can still enjoy the great taste of Courage Best.
Pale brown in appearance with a bitter after taste, Courage Best Bitter consumers enjoy its lower ABV of 4% that allows them the opportunity to enjoy their favourite ale for longer.
Pale in colour, fully balanced with a malty flavour and distinctive hop character, makes for an easy drinking session beer.

Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Sugar, Hops, Yeast, Colour E150C, Stabiliser E405.

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Idiosynkrasie (7613) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear amber colour with small to average, frothy to macropore, diminishing, white head. Grainy, fruity, malty hop aroma, red currant, gooseberry, a touch of honey. Taste is dry malty, minimally nuttily, strawy; a bit light and watery. Concerning taste pretty much far from the aromatic promise.

mile (3949) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel - light toffee and faint hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel- light toffee, faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light hoppyness. Lightly sweetish and bit thin-bodied bitter, could use more bitterness.

bluemoonmatt (3) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012 does not count
Decent enough for the price (on offer from the local supermarket) but if you rate quality over price I would definitely choose another.

jamesie1857 (2186) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
500ml bottle cheapie at £1 from Morrisons. First pour looks really good, a red body, nice white head. That goes to leave a thin froth, letting a bit of hoppiness through in the nose. Taste is a bit bland, very thin on the mouth. Ordinary.

SarkyNorthener (4675) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Copper colour, no head. Very little aroma. Taste is a little sweet and hoppy with caramel. Too thin and carbonated, like a lager. Not a good beer.

BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - SEP 20, 2012
Clear amber in colour with an off white head that disappears quickly. Little hop flavour and a little sweet malt. --- BeerItsNice

McTapps (6899) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle bought at Tesco. Had a look at the ingredients at home and was horrified: Sugar, colour and stabilizator. This doesn’t belong into a beer from my point of view....Taste is like okay, but can’t really enjoy it.

MichaelAwesome (6546) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Aroma of grain and a bit malt. Tastes watery with a bit grain in. Simple and very boring. E150 and stabilisator in - how disgusting can the world be ?

JorgeLee (2134) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle at the Village. I’ve never liked this that much, it’s a very middle of the road brown lquid. Doesn’t try to do anything much, little hop flavour, generic vaguely sweet malt, nothing much in the aftertaste. Not horrible but the sort of beer that can give bitter a bad name.

BlackHaddock (7410) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2012
500ml brown bottle (3.8% ABV) poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ vase shaped pint glass. Best before 10-10-2010 and drank while watching the England v Algeria World Cup match (2010). The body was a clear, almost bright amber/light brown colour, on top was an off-white, thin foaming head. Very little aroma, some slight hop esters and hints of malted biscuits, typical mass produced English Bitter to be honest. The taste is a good enough mix of malts and hops, nothing spectacular, but nothing wrong with it either. A bit thin in the body stakes, even for a 3.8% beer and a little too fizzy for my liking. Pleasant enough, but not a beer I could recommend to anyone.

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