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Brewed by Loddon Brewery
Style: Bitter
Dunsden, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We are very proud of our association with Reading and the fantastic support we have been given by the pubs, clubs, restaurants and shops over the years. To honour this we are naming a beer after the town.

‘Reading Best’ is a deep golden best Bitter with an interesting fruity aroma and a smooth but nutty body. By blending traditional English hops with their modern American cousins and the addition of Crystal Wheat Malt in the grist Reading Best is a twist of old and new.

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madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
5th November 2016
High Wycombe Walkabout. Falcon Spoons. Cask. Clear gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and dry and has good carbonation. Nice condition. Thin pale malts and a tangy floral bitterness. Modest citrus on the dry finish. Bitter linger. Standard stuff but in nice condition at least.

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Theydon_Bois (20890) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Cask at the Falcon, HW, 05/11/16.
Clear golden orange with a decent off white head.
Nose is pale malts, orange peel, straw, bread, grains.
Taste comprises bready malts, citric rinds, straw, biscuit.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close.
Par for the course golden bitter.

3.1
mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Cask at the falcon high Wycombe. A pale golden coloured pour with a loose white head aroma is grainy, semi sweet nutty malts, grassy wet hop. Flavour is composed of semi sweet raw grains, grassy wet hops, Palate is semi sweet ok condition. Pretty standard stuff.

3.1
Leighton (22550) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Cask at The Falcon, JDW - High Wycombe. Pours clear gold with a frothy, white head. The nose holds grainy pale malts, citrus peel. Light sweet flavour with more pale grains, a little carpet, lemon rind, hay. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with husky grains, a little grassy bitterness, more citrus peel. So so.

3.4
mr_h (6011) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled, Bon Accord, Glasgow, floral, biscuit aroma, golden amber with negligible head, floral, lime, oily, unusual.

3.1
imdownthepub (15381) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Cask conditioned at Oxford Beer Festival ’15. Gold to amber with white head. There was an earthiness to this, biscuit light roasted malts with a woody, twiggy hop note. Late sweetness. It’s okay.

2.9
wheresthepath (2405) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Cask at The Hobgoblin, High Wycombe. Amber with a thin white head. Biscuity malts with earth and dry leaf and a quite substantial bitterness. For all the brewery’s claims that this is a mix of old and new, this tastes firmly traditional to me. A competent enough bitter but nothing outstanding here.

3.2
Rob_D_UK (1366) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 30, 2015
Pours a deep clear golden with a white head. Fruity aroma but a bit faint. Taste has elderflower? And bitter. Refreshing.

3.4
berkshirejohn (6687) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Pale amber with a tight white head; grassy aroma with a touch of citrus; biscuity taste with a grassy bitterness; and a lasting finish with some lime. Better than the average bitter. it’s good to see something new from Loddon.


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