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


on tap


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RATINGS: 81   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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CH-303 (2338) - 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

undercurrent25 (2190) - 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

johndoughty (5521) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle.Obviously an accountant thought there was a gap in the market for a bottled bland bitter. The marketing person decided to call it Best which it isn’t. Ordinary and only to be drunk if you are really desperate.Lets hope that it sinks without trace.

imdownthepub (15160) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
Bottled, 500ml from Sainsburys, Banbury. Amber with white head, carbonated. Took a flier on buying this as I thought I hadn’t rated it. Carbonated cardboard flavours on pouring with a boiled grain background. A touch sweet, pear drop, vegetable. I got what I expected.

downender (8774) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle from Sainsburys. Amber with slight carbonation. Light cereal malt aroma overwhelmed by a strange mushroom soup edge. Flavour was similar: sweetish malts and wet cardboard. Another poor British bottled beer.

joe19612 (3033) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a amber orange colour with a thin white head, the aroma is a bit skunky. The taste is watery with fruit flavours in the background, with a sweet dry finish.

fonefan (50762) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, toasted, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, dry hop flowers. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100118]

scotty (1224) - SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle, guest beer at my local Morrisons. This was much better than I’d expected, good malty palate with enough hops in there to keep me interested, a good session brew. Nice!

Bullit (4684) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle from Morrisons. Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of vegetable hops. Flavour has slightly caramel malts. Watery and bland.

Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. A little nuts in the nose and perhaps a whiff of floral British hops. Light in body, caramel and nuts and a metallic touch. Very subdued bitterness. But a pleasant little drinker. 180110

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