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style
Brewed by Goddards
Style: Bitter
Oakfield, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also bottle and keg: Filtered.
Originally called Special Bitter.
A harvest bronze Golden Ale, brewed with Challenger, East Kent Goldings and Fuggles Hops to give a fruity citrus bite of hoppiness with a palate of citrus notes and vanilla, leading to a long dry finish. Available all year round.

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3.5
McTapps (6984) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
Draught at Cowes Ale House in Cowes. Pours out in a deep light brown colourw ith no head at all and flat body. Aroma of hops and barley. Taste of light hops, sour amsh, torf, barley, bread and cake. Flowery finish. Easy drinkable and nice. Enjoyed it.

3.6
Patrickctenchi (6811) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours red-amber with active off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, earth. Taste is tea....smooth bitter hops. A nice, soft feel to this one. Light, mild, excellent.

3
berkshirejohn (6771) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
50cl bottle of Goddards Special Bitter from the Hogs Back Brewery Shop. Poured pale amber with no head; light caramel malt aroma; biscuity caramel flavour with a light refreshing finish. A fine ordinary bitter.

3.5
MichaelAwesome (6546) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
On tap at the Ales House in Cowes. Amber in look with no foam and low carbo. Highly drinkabkle with some nuts and malt upfront. Easily drinkable with a slightly hoppy and light bitter end. Good one made with love.

3
SilkTork (5926) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015
Nov, 2003 Filtered bottle. Special Bitter. I enjoyed Goddard’s Fuggle Dee Dum so much I opened this bottle of Special Bitter. Mmmm. Chris Coleman seems to be doing things right. A restrained yet tasty session bitter. Wonderfully balanced. [3.3]
Jan, 2015 500ml dark bottle, filtered, from Beers & Bottles, Southampton. Scrum(diggity). 4%. A drinkable though unremarkable bottled British bitter. Pale golden amber. Some soft fruit. Nothing much going on here, but inoffensive enough. [2.7]

3.8
johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2004
A robust bitter with plenty of flavour that explodes im your mouth.Very well balanced and in a field full of mundane bitters this one really stands out.

3.1
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2004
[Cask conditioned] Amber coloured. Very fruity aroma and flavour. Very fresh and pleasant. Trevor Goddard is one of my favourite actors.

2.7
SarkyNorthener (5012) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
[email protected], wolverhampton. Amber coloured, medium head with good lacing. Little aroma. Taste is a dash of pepper and nothing much else. Pretty dull. Not a good beer at all.

2.7
Grumbo (4291) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2017
Bottle, gift from Matt. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

3.1
Vignale (4124) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2010
Goddards standard ale. Ett bra hantverk men inget som stack ut. Typisk engelsk EKG karaktär.


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