Formerly brewed at Green Man Brewery (NZ)
Style: Bitter
Dunedin, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A truly authentic, traditional Best Bitter. Brewed with Pale Ale malt, Crystal malt, and special hops, and fermented with a London Ale yeast. All the hallmarks of a classic Best Bitter, with intense hop character and lingering bitterness. A taste of Olde England. NO added sugar.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9998) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2009
Copper-kissed brown, modrate tan head, no lace. Toffee malt aroma, slightly woody and spicy, vaguely fruity. Toffee malt, faint hazelnut, faint fruit. Low bitterness. Unfortunately very watered down which, given the price of this brew, is a disappointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2009
All frothy head good carbonation gold bitter aroma honey apple pear caramel flavour first up bitter pleasing citrus note apple pear tastes not as good as aromas all tastes are weak finish bitter weak flavour pity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2009
Caramel malt aroma, but with a slightly vegetal touch too. Raisiny malt flavour with a bitter, minerally finish. Lacks hop character. A beer of two halves - promising start, but unappetisinf finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2009
500mL bottle. Pours a dark, amber/brown hue with a rocky, off-white head. Nose is malty with mild hops. Hints of dark fruit, such as prune. A nice bitterness in the flavours, quite hoppy, balanced by a sweet, vanilla maltiness. Very clean and refreshing. Would be good to have a few more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TinyTim (25) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2008
Nicely balanced bitter, a bit over-priced for what it was, but still very enjoyable. Great malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle, pours a red-tinted brown with a think foamed off-white head. An unusual malt aroma, some molasses, but also piney, and a touch medicinal. A smooth malt palate, the bitterness is quite moderate and there isnt a very strong hop presense. The malt is quite woody, with a sweetness that is again more medicinal than caramal. One of the better Green Man beers Ive had, but nothing to get excited about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Slightly hazy, dark amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma is standard Bitter fare with some caramel and some nuts. Medium body with light caramel and nut accents. The finish is dry without any greater hop presence. 270108

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bozoNZ (777) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2007
Tasted 09/06. Brief notes - reasonable taste & flavors but a bit watery - no head. very clear with a straw/barnyard aroma.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2007
A fantastic English bitter from NZ (bought in Hokitika). Sweet, aromatic with delicious delicacy and flavor. A real find. Very low hoppage.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NZHomebrewer (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2007 does not count
Got Bottle from Hallertau Brewpub in Riverhead. Bottle cooled to 10C. Head disappeard qucikly. First try: Thin almost watery. No malt, slightly bitter, low hop. After a while the ale warmed a bit and released a bit more maltiness and some caramel. Still not enough bitterness for my taste for a bitter. Quite a disappointment. I was hoping for more, especially with the Hallertau Hoppy beers still in mind.

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