Brewed by Mitchells Knysna Brewery
Style: Bitter
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
The first "REAL ALE" produced in South Africa. Modeled on the line of the English Yorkshire Bitter, Bosuns is not too bitter but full of body and character. Bosuns has much to offer those who are looking for flavour.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLieutenant38 (62) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 20, 2017
Clear with small white head that didnt hang around long. Malty aroma. Flavour is slightly sweet, with a subtle but lingering bitterness. It was the first South African Ale that I ever tried, but I havent had it in quite some time. Its still a solid, tasty bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4709) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Pours clear golden with low white head. Aroma of bread, light citrus. Taste is rich bitter that lingers. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (3519) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
Backlog. From tap at Mitchells Scottish Ale House, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, with HO 10.04.12. Light copper in colour. Served slightly too cold. Aroma of caramel and toffee, well-balanced taste with a subdued but refreshing bitterness. Aftertaste of flavourful English hops and mild caramel. A sublime Yorkshire Ale brewed in Cape Town.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Manslow (1564) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 10, 2015
Lekkie piwo na upały, kolor złoty, piana znikoma, aromat i smak słodowo drożdżowy, pijalne.Wypite w barze Kapsztad nad zatoką.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (3904) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
on holiday in cape town ath mitchells ale hous on tap tasters golden blonde colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast hops aroma a little spicy yeast fruity bitter hop flavor with a bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2014
On tap (0.5l) at the brewpub in Cape Town, South Africa... Orange golden clody color, average head... Nice bitter aroma, quite good... Interesting bitter flavor, not too bitter, good drinkable... Bitter ending...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sebilinz (2242) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle golden body with white head. Aroma is some malts with citrus hints taste is some malts with some spices aftertaste isslightly bitter. Nice refreshing summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WhoU (125) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 23, 2013
Draft 500ml in Cape Town. Golden yellow with medium head and carbonation. Has a pleasant smokey ribs flavour. Roasty not bad

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
AtronSeige (1512) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 Aroma: medium-high grassy hops, sour/spice Appearance: Slightly hazy dark gold. Small off-white head. Taste: Medium-high, long lasting Bitterness. dry finish, harsh bitter finish, light sweetness, biscuit, very crisp, high resin, Palate:light body, medium-high carbonation Overall: Something changed. The harshness makes the beer unpleasant. It is difficult to get anything out of this beer apart from hop resin and bitterness. 330 ml bottle, poured. 8A. Standard/Ordinary Bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9907) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2013
Medium, slightly yellowish head over well-carbonated orange-golden beer. Aromatic hops, bit of lychee, citrus, faintly grassy. Nice, but smelling more like an APA than as a British bitter. Bitterish hoppy, again aromatic flavours. Ever so slighlty metallic finish. Weeds, citrus, exotic fruit. Spritzy carbonation; light body, but not empty, certainly for its 3.6%. Surprising is the word. Easily the best Mitchells tried so far, despite its modest ABV, and a sample that could not have been in peak condition. Many thanks to M & L!

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