Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   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 isnt 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mad_Ferret (1007) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle. Clear deep amber with a porous medium sized yellowed head that leaves a lot of lacings. Fruity and malty sweet aroma with some toffee, apricots, oranges, marmalade, earthy hops, soap and cream. Taste is slight sweet and fruity but still a bit dry with a soft dry bitterness. Nutty with orange & apricot marmalade. Medium bodied with soft light carbonation. Decent but boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 500ml bottle, drunk on 28 July 2011. A surprise "how had I missed that one before" rating. Actually hadnt missed much. Looks fine enough - bright coppery amber with a thin white head. Mainly nutty malt aroma with a touch of paper. Not that much happening on the palate. Touch of sweetness in the malts here. A smattering of earthy hop. Nothing particularly unpleasant here but hardly inspiring. Had plenty of worse pasteurised, botled ordinary bitters though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25552) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Bottled (Beers Of Europe). Amber colour, medium white head. Aroma is fruits, mild vegetables, some slight toasted notes as well as earth. Flavour is being quite similar. Rather watery and thin, though the elements are there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2011
can, fine sweet malty aroma, amber to golden colour, clear, minimal terrible no head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, fein bitter taste average carbonation, bitter, average beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewC (357) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
Very pale brown. Nice clean crisp bitter with a biscuity malt and and well balanced slightly lemon-meringue short lived hop. I was really surprised quite how much I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
Bottled. A copper to gold coloured beer with an off-white head. Some grassy hops throughout with some fruits. A reasonable bittersweet balance and really easy to quaff. Plays very safe but hey ho.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
tommann (3429) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours amber with a medium head. Aroma is slightly spicy hops. Some bread in ther somewhere. Some spicy hops hops on the finish. Very watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2325) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2010
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Medium amber colour, thin head. Stale caramel aroma, sweet flavour that finishes sharp and slightly astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (2041) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2010
Appearance: Chestnut brown. Little bit of off-white head. Aroma: Nice malt, nutty. Some hops. Taste: Sweet malt. Some hops. Not very interesting. Info: 500ml bottle, 26/6-2010

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
undercurrent25 (1972) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2012 Sharp bitter taste intially follwed by a medium hop taste, an average session bitter which is easily drinkable

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