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Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: Bitter
Middleton, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available in "smooth" keg format.
J.W.Lees Bitter is a full strength all-malt brew, made from Maris Otter malted barley and East Kent Goldings hops.

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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Antzrhere (141) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2017 Cask, Manchester. Pours amber with white head that persists. Beer aroma is very light dominated by yeast sulphur compounds. Taste is cereal, some very faint fruit and earth hops. While not sharp, not the smoothest bitter either, slight tangy taste on tip of tongue that you usually get when you drink a very young/incompletely fermented beer. Very standard English session bitter swill, quite watery, not much to get excited

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Itstasty (66) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Cask. Light amber, firm white head which holds the glass well. Light hops, no great bitterness. Not rock and roll but a decent session ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (2615) - PORTUGAL - MAY 22, 2016
Cask at Manchester Airport. Golden colour with a small white head. Citrus and malty aroma. Watery taste with biscuit notes. Overall, ok but not remarkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
redders1974 (1156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Used to much derides around these parts but for the last few years has been much improved brewery pretty standard bitter this one quite malty and balanced

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gegwilson (3588) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Cask in a Lees pub in Manchester. Golden with a white head. Malty with citrus notes. Watery. A very run of the mill bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
Keg at Haydock Park Racecourse. Clear golden body with a thick, creamy head. Low carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of toffee and lightly roasted malts. Flavour of grain, earth and grass. Light bitterness. Medium body with a creamy texture. Weak fizz. Much nicer than I was expecting.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (10219) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Amber gold with a firm white foam. Aromas are bready with caramel and mellow lemon. Dusty with traces of banana. Biscuit with cheesecake. Flavours are sweet grain with sugar and weak lemon squash. Bready with a dry finish. Average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4576) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 21, 2013
Cask at Gullivers, Manchester, September 2013. Clear, gold with creamy head. Mildly malty and grassy in the nose, Fully grainy, toasty and a little dry in the mouth. Light body, malty finish. Good and robust.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (2229) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Cask at the Grouse Inn, Carrog, Denbighshire. Amber with a thick white head. Pleasant caramel flavour with some berries behind. After a tough days hillwalking my thirst had already been quenched by J W Lees MPA. This one, light though it was, helped assuage my hunger.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mr_h (5145) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear golden amber, thin off-white head, minimal malty aroma, hint of acetic acid, bit sour, malty, possibly near the end of the cask, possible re-rate


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