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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A Best bitter is an English beer style that is light and refreshing with a noticeable hop flavor and aroma.

It is the single most popular beer style in England and is consumed in large quantities due to its relatively... and traditionally low carbonation.

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Bill Becker (1770) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Feb 2006 Poured from bottle(room temp) a cloudy medium gold with a fairly large head of foam that dissipated slowly leaving a fine layer with some lacing. The smell has malty and earthy tones to it. The taste is is a nice mix of sweet malt and hop bitterness with an earthy biscuity goodness in the background. This is yummy! And...at just 4%abv, I think it's a prime example of how a beer doesn't need a ton of alcoholic content to make it a great tasting beer. Well done, Jack Russell Brewing!

slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"pleasant beer. on the malty side, with a barely noticeable hop finish, leaving me wanting just a touch more. a good enough session beer...that’s about it."

kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Draft @ Jack Russell. Pours a bright, brilliantly clear, golden-orange color; fine-bubbled off-white head; solid lacing. Light caramel, earthy/floral bitterness, possibly some rounded Maris Otter notes; lightly buttery and endearing. Medium body; modest CO2; nice rounded mouthfeel. On the sweet side for a best bitter; sweet, rounded English maltiness; nice earthy and floral bitterness; lightly on the sweet side; a nicely toasted finish with lingering earthy and floral bitterness; tasty!

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Name: English Amber Ale
Date: July 06, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light earthy hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, plenty of balancing woodsy hops, light bitterness, nice breadyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

Ratman197 (15346) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Growler poured a hazy amber with a small disapating amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth carmely finish. Tasty session beer!

Oscbert (1319) - Lincoln, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
~Pours a cloudy orange color with diminishing white head. ~Light scent of citrus and caramel malts. Makes a somewhat raisin like scent. ~Citrusy malt flavor. ~Medium feel, lingering mild citrus finish. ~Fairly simple bitter. Enjoyable. I like it.

hayduke (5634) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
From 12 oz bottle from Corti Bros in Sacramento that cost $1.49. Poured light brown with a fat white head and good lacing. Nose of caramel malts, fruti, and citrus hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice flavors of light malts and hops, and a medium bitter finish. Very easy to drink. Nice beer.

bhensonb (15745) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle labeled "Best Bitter Ale" from Corti Bros., Sacramento. The aroma is so roasted it smacks of coffee! Hazy tea/amber color with a white head that barely arrived. Very smooth, medium body with light, creamy carbonation. Some stone fruit comes forth, and the roasted malt is right there. Must be bitter floral hop or something, because there is a lot of bitter, but no citrus or resin. It certainly fits an English bitter style, but it is different. A bit harsher in the finish, perhaps. Good ale.

BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle: Called English Amber Ale: Golden brown, puffy creamy head, lots of carbonation. Nose of light metal, acidic hops and light caramel. The flavor is nutty and toffee, lots of bitter hops, stubtle roast. The finish is toasty, a lightly jammy fruity tail. Eh, nothing.

Lubiere (14150) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2006
Amber ale with an off white head. Sweet malty aroma, restrained hops. Sweet malt in mouth, lots of butterscotch, oily buttery mouthfeel, unpleasant. On tap at brewery, August 2005.

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