Hampshire Strongs Best Bitter

Formerly brewed at Hampshire
Style: Bitter
Romsey, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A deep copper best bitter with rich malt complexity, brewed with Classic English aroma hops in the original Strongs tradition. Maris Otter malt, English Challenger and Goldings hops are deliberately conventional to convey the quintessential elements of a classic English best bitter. Drinks well above its actual alcoholic strength.
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt, English Challenger and Goldings hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Slightly hazy amber golden with a firm white head leaving some lacework. Lightly nutty nose. Medium body, nutty and fruity with a whiff of smoke and tar. 190209

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10728) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 26, 2009
Botella. Unclear deep golden colour with a medium white creamy head. Good lacing. Aroma of toasted malt and buitter hops with soem smoke. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has toasted malt and a pleasant bitterness with some smoke to it. Said to be a bit infected, thus the smoke, but I liked this brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
yespr (44046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2009
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced and light fruity hppy nose. Mild smoked initial flavour with a very subdued hops note. Ends dry and bitter. Mild acidic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (36903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2009
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with huge lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel and some elderflowers. The flavor is sweet with notes of toffee, honey, and flowers, leading to a bitter elderflower finish. Not a very good combination. The body is thin. Thanks yespr for shaing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
berkshirejohn (6407) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2009
500ml bottle from Waitrose, Andover. Pale chestnut with a loose white head; earthy aroma with spiced apple notes; incredible flavour - like essence of bonfire smoke - with some apple fruitiness, and some deep and bitter chocolate, and some gently roasted nuts - really outstanding. The finish has leafy hops giving a gentle but powerful bitterness. An exceptional beer for its strength. Try to get some while you still can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle thanks to Jenners Snr. Same hops as the Fortyniner, but so much fresher. Slightly smoked choc malt, musty autumnal wet leaf, apple yeastiness nose. Clear copper with a persistent blanketed head not going anywhere. No clumps of detritus or bog standard BC yeastiness here. Lovely Mild-like clean smoky choc and earthy coffee notes. On this evidence, this brewer APOSTROPHE s demise is a real loss.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (5382) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle. Brownish with a pleasant aroma. A straightforward bitter with a nice lingering bitter aftertaste. Nothing special but still quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (10382) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2008
Cask handpull at the Kings Head, Stoborough, Near Wareham, Dorset, 30-08-08 Pours mid amber, this is a really pleasant fruity, tangy bitter, bit malty, but a very good session beer, served in damn good nick, I really liked this and was surprised to see its low scoring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (48024) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
Cask handpump @<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=_new> Three Guineas, Reading RG1, England.
Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, milk chocolate, roasted notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (040508)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2850) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle conditoned. Poured a lively white head. Amber brown colour. Malty aroma. Fruity on the palate. Bitter sweet finish. One of the better beer from this brewery.

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