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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Best Bitter was the first beer we ever brewed, way back in 1988 at our Portland Brew Pub. This true English classic has been the anchor of our draft selection ever since. Best Bitter is a copper-hued and well-balanced ale with real old world integrity. We use fine Yakima Golding hop flowers in the brewing of this beer for a fine dry finish that compliments the malty palate. The taste captures the freshness of a hand-drawn ale that goes right from the conditioning tank to your glass! Hops: Yakima Goldings.

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Quick3Beers (1360) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Pours a rich reddish brown from a cask. Nice light malty aroma, slightly sweet. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

j12601 (13028) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper amber with a thin white head. Soft floral notes, a bit of fruit on the nose. Medium bodied, soft sweetness, slow fruity malt. Toast, a bit of sweetness, crisp and fruity. Gentle fruit into the finish, a touch of bitterness.

gripweed57 (2796) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2017
From old tasting notes. Amber orange color. Big creamy beige head. Soft malty nose. Is peppery and toasty. Chewy toasted malt flavor is spicy with a citrus hop finish. Well balanced.

Jow (4030) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Cask at brewpub. Amber pour. Nose is faint caramel and cardboard. Tastes of caramel, earth, hops, floral, cardboard and sweet berry. mild palate.

mike67 (1244) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours copper with fluffy white head. Aroma is of caramel malt and red berries. Body is medium and smooth. Earthy hops, caramel malt and red fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and peppery. Good overall.

kaser (6366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Poured from draft at the Grittys taproom in Portland Maine. Orange with white head. Earthy and wheat. I guess it's cask and should be good. I am choking on it

Theydon_Bois (20452) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Cask at GBBF ’15, day 3, 13/08/15. Had this juan at the brew pub in ’05 pre RB days! Golden copper with a decent egg shell white covering. Nose is nutty, toffee, biscuit malt, fruit peel. Taste comprises mellow fruit, caramel, light spice, airy malt base, biscuit crumble. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter bite. Decent enough bitter.

Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2015
LSAT Freedom Trip #46. Keg at the Auburn location. Clear copper, thin foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malts, berries, floral hops, grain. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, mild hoppy finish. Medium bodied, low carbonation, drinkable.

DiarmaidBHK (5668) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Sample at brewpub. Pours copper hued an with a thin white head. Not much on the nose. A bit malty on the tongue with a faint hop presence. Finished clean. Eh! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

The_Osprey (8682) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Cask, gravity dispense at GBBF 2015. Dark orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is resinous, toffee, gluey. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is gluey, toffee, resin with some caramelised fruits. It’s a fairly accurate copy of a mediocre traditional British bitter. Not what American breweries have become famous for, but OK in its own right.

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