Brewed by Great Orme
Style: Bitter
Denbighshire, Colwyn Bay, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.
Previously known as Ormes Best.

A mouthwatering cask conditioned ale based on a traditional blend of fine British pale ale malt with a subtle addition of crystal, chocolate and black malts to give this prince of beers real character. The delicate addition of Challenger and Goldings hops at critical times of the boil add to the mellow complexity of this beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (6470) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Appearance - deep amber to red with a decent head. Nose - toffee and dried fruit. Taste - toffee, brown sugar and dates. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish. Overall - lovely ale. Elements of Old Ale in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (4249) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Bitter o barwie ciemno herbacianej i praktycznie bez piany, no moze na grubosc malego palca kobiety. W smaku coz goryczka, troche palonego karmelu, i caly czas goryczka. Gozki Bitter ale o jednostajnej konstrukcji.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
I_LUV_BEER (231) - - AUG 17, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear brown amber with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is malt, grass, bread, caramel, hint of honey. Taste is bitter-sweet, malt, grass, caramel, hint of honey, subtle bitter aftertaste. Thin body with medium carbonation. Nice mild bitter, very thirst quenching and extremely quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Parmenion777 (259) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2016 A clear chestnut brown colour with a small off white head that quickly disappeared. A caramel malt aroma with hint of banana; a similar taste sweet caramel followed by an estery ash finish. Not keen.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (1250) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2015
500ml bottle into glass. Sweet malt nose. Dark amber beer with small white head. A little carbonation. Good solid body, nice dark malt taste. Finish is short, more malt & a little bitterness. Nice, moreish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1330) - SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Clear amber beer with a white head. Very light malt aroma. Flavour is light, floral but slightly sickly. Quite mellow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (3019) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 7, 2015
Cask @ The Picture House JDW, Colwyn Bay [260115]
Caramel brown, clear, dense thin off white head, good lacing
Aroma of caramel brown malts, soft toasted malts, no twiggy hops, soft toffee, nice soft malts, no hops
Taste of caramel malts, nice malts, soft toffee, soft toasted malts, soft bit nutty malts, lots of malts but not over sweet, hops are doing there job getting the bittersweet balance right without being noticed
Palate - Medium body, good mouthfeel, soft sweet. Finish as main flavour, nice soft toffee malt linger.
Overall - Liked this, nice malts, quaffable stuff, good condition helps here, reminds me of some Scottish malty beers, easy going no think drink - really liked this a lot and a highlight on my trip

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (7835) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
500ml bottle from Wyevale Llansamlet, 4.2%, BB Feb 2016. Murky brown, no head, sparkling. Doesnt look great. Aroma is liquorice-forward with syrupy honey or molasses and horlicks. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is watery, thin malt, no real bitterness. A below-average bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (10022) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle from Thresher, Ruthin. Clear brown ale, no head. Has excellent dark and sweet winter malts with a chocolate domination in this respect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Mild chocolatey highly caramel aroma. Quite dark appearance. Hardly any head. Quite flat but buzzy. Smooth with a tingle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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