Brewed by Ramsgate
Style: Bitter
Broadstairs, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask: Regular.
"Ramsgate Best Bitter" (also "Best Bitter Ale")
A complex, easy drinking best bitter using East Kent Goldings and Fuggles hops.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7126) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Cask handpull at Hamilton Hall London as Gadds No 5, 4.4%. Dark amber, translucent and still, creamy light brown head leaves full thick lacing. Aroma is apple, musty socks, toffee. Body is smooth and rounded with soft carbonation. Taste is bready, touch woody, apple pie, yeasty with a soft lingering bitterness. A well judged interesting bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1992) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 30, 2016
Tap at the source in Ramsgate, England. Amber pour with a nice foam having retention. Nose: nutty, malty, balanced bouquet of cookies and nuts. Mouth: rich malt approach followed by assert hoppy finish. Great Bitter! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2016
Cask @ Oliver Twist. Deep amber, long lasting off-white head, great looking. Fruity aroma, woody and grassy. Soft, mid-dry and light mouthfeel. Woody and floral taste, bread and a bit fruity. Mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4813) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2016
At GBF. Lacing, off-white, thinnish head, more or less clear, pure amber robe. Aroma of damp cloth, melting butter, caramel syrup, dried apricot, apple peel, hazelnut, dried flowers. Clean, English fruitiness in the onset, hint of dried red berries, some green banana here and there, softish carbo, slick caramelly malty middle, tad nutty with a toasted accent, herbal and floral hoppiness in the end, gently bittering. Very classic and traditional English bitter - probably better when cask-conditioned, as usual in this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tderoeck (8541) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2016
20/VIII/16 - bottle @ Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2016-904) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing some beers today!

Clear deep orange to amber beer, creamy irregular off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: buttery, diacetyl, bit dirty, sweet, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: malty, bit sourish, grains, pretty bitter, hoppy, very buttery, diacetyl. Aftertaste: pretty hoppy, bitter, bah.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9535) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This toasty Bitter develops burnt caramel and bitter hop leaves in a silky mouthfeel .

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty deep amber.
-Mineral notes seep from the hard water (I presume) profile.
-This one has nearly as much personality as Harveys Sussex Bitter (without the same yeast, obviously).
-Malt flavors are very well sculpted.
-Id love to get to know this beer in a proper session.

On cask at The Bell & Crown, Canterbury.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Cask. Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield. Clear, bronze colour. Thick, bubbly, lasting, pale tan head. Soft, sweet, vine fruit malts. Some baked fruit. Taste is light, tangy bitter. Stickiness on the lips. Easy drinking. Some burnt sugar on the close. Nice bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
Overall: Smooth, dark bread, red apples.
Note: Cask at Oliver Twist. Reviewed 2015-07-20.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (24427) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Cask @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a Pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy caramel flavor. has a fruity malty caramel citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14654) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Thompson and Niilstrong. amber color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, a hint of toffee, slightly sweetish in the distance, naturally mostly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Not bad at all.

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