Holdens Black Country Special Bitter

overall
49
75
style
Brewed by Holdens
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Dudley, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A Dark amber premium beer with robust malty overtones and a bitter sweet full bodied taste. Brewed using the Finest English Maris Otter Malt and Goldings hops this big, beautiful malty monster is an industrial strength beer at it's best.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4225) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2016
Tried at the Great Western, Wolverhampton. Golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is light malty and fruity, taste is sweetish with a light bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1217) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 7, 2016
Cask at the Volunteers Arms, GBBF. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (903) - Gods Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Cask at The Station Codsall. Poured clear golden with creamy white head. Aroma is malt wheat vanilla. Taste is a smooth typical Black Country bitter with a creaminess. Smooth stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (22501) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Cask at the source. Clear golden yellow color. Aroma of light lemon. Taste is lightly peppery lemon.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (7214) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Cask at the Park Inn; clear amber pour with a creamy white head, fruit aroma, taste has a hint of lemon, sweet caramel taste along with doughy bread.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8189) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Bulls Head, Sedgely, 22/11/2014. Golden in colour, with a decent, white, head. Sweetish, honeyed strong bitter, with a touch of stone fruit and decent, bitter, finish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7137) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Cask. Very pale yellow, clear, still, a few bubbles on top. Body is medium to light with a touch of carbonation. Taste is watery, semisweet malt, musty with a soft bitterness that endures. Decent bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1971) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
On cask at Derby Tup, Chesterfield - Gold colour, moderate head and condition. Honey and apple aromas mingled with a citric hop nose. Honey and sweet malt in the mouth with more delicate hopping and a good hop bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (19552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Cask at The Great Western during the RateBeer Black Country Bus Bash. Pours clear gold with a light, foamy white head. Sugary dough character with light wet hay and faint grassy bitterness. Light of body with fine of carbonation. Sweet finish with hay and sugary dough. Simple.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8951) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Keighley Beer Festival. Copper coloured, no head. Has a sweet aroma with a bitter-sweet taste.


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