Brewed by East London (ELB)
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
Our signature beer, Foundation Bitter, strives to be that elusive bitter that eschews pretension, is neither too hoppy nor too bland, is as good a second pint as a first, is great on its own, but accompanies food well. In short, a decent, honest sort of a pint.

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Dbcwi88 (20) - Loughton, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2017
Marmalade profile is pronounced and delicious in both smell and taste - perfect bitter/sweet. Great on cask, not so great bottled carbed version. Is lovely on cask though. Moreish

JorgeLee (2168) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2017
Cask, Tap on the Line, Kew. Deep brown amber colour, white sliver of foam. A very solid pint of bitter, bittersweet, nice malts amd an earthy, woody hop bitterness. Medium finish. Very drinkable, slipped down very well. A good pint. Utterly mystified by reviews calling it a) too bitter or b) not to style. Not much love here for the humble pint...

Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Cask at The Harp, Covent Garden. Slight hazy orange shade. White head. Tangy, winey, orange marmalade flavours. Good level of fruit character. Tasty enough.

dj (625) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle, 500ml. A clear copper pour with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy with a hint of spice, but not much there. Flavour is instantly quite bitter, there’s something else there in the background but the hop bitterness has killed my tastebuds. Moderate to high carbonation. Don’t like it, far too bitter for the style, more like an IPA.

AndrewC (379) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle. Pale brown colour. Chestnut aroma. Clean, crisp body. Well constructed. Lovely light malt flavour followed swiftly by peppery hops. Really very good. My kind of beer.

Hansen (8601) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2016
Golden color and clear with a white head. Aroma of biscuits and herbs. Creamy

prawlie (1633) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Pint at Dog House in Vauxhaul. Very dry, with some light fruity notes, very bitter, too much for my liking. Hardly offensive but not to my tastes.

Plovmand (8534) - Grindsted, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle. It pours clear amber with a small off white head. The aroma is quite malty and light flowery hoppy. Toasted malty with bitter hoppy notes. Well made.

AaronTDubs (500) - - SEP 17, 2016
Clear amber color. Medium carbonation. Fruity and malty aroma, some caramel and a touch of hops. Starts sweet and malty with some light dried fruit notes, finishes with a lasting herbal hoppiness, too much in my opinion. It is just slightly off balance. However, it tastes much better when drunk than sipped. Not too bad.

CloakedDagger (2658) - - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle 50 cl. Pours an almost clear amber with a tiny, white head. Sweet, caramellish nose. Medium body, sweet caramellish malts, lightly metallic, lightly fruity with a late base bitterness. Really just bittering hops here. OK for what it is, although the metal note is very annoying. 060916

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