Potton Shambles Bitter

 
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Formerly brewed at Potton
Style: Bitter
Sandy, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A light premium beer, its robustness is balanced by a subtle sweetness and understated hop character.
Ingredients: Pearl pale malt, crystal malt. Target and Styrian Goldings hops.

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john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle. Orangy Amber in colour. Fruity; citrus orange. Malty; sweet biscuity malts, buttery caramel. Hoppy; spicy and floral hops. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Dry and mildly bitter finish. OK. Drinkable. (2010-07)

2.9
Grumbo (2945) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2016
Rating from bottle collection/historic notes. Supermarket purchase. Poured clear amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of light hop, and caramel malt. Moderate sweetness, light bitterness. Towards being medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Finish a little dry. An ok bitter.

3.5
BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
500ml Bottle: BBD end of July 2014, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 28th May, some two months before it’s life ends. Obtained from a ’Wye Vale’ garden centre some time ago. Clear mid-amber body with a full and lasting off-white head. Malts lead the way in both the aroma and taste. Light, semi-sweet molasses in the nose push out any hop aromas while in the mouth the malts give a mild caramel and toffee flavouring that hides the hoppy bitter underbelly until the finish where a mini bitterness comes to the fore. I really enjoyed my pint (well 500ml then, not the correct 568ml).

2.2
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
Appearance: Clear copper with thin ivory head which was quick to disappear. Aroma: Caramel/toffee, slight pear note, biscuit, hay and grassy. Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium bitterness and sourness. Watery. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, astringent, low carbonation, abrupt dry malty and smoky finish. Comments: Did not seem to be balanced and was insipid. Ended up tipping it down the sink.

2.9
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
500ml bottle. Bought from tesco. Pours a dark orange colour. Quite a skunky smell with a pleasant smooth taste.

2.9
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
[email protected] Caramel, orange and light herbal aroma. Light amber, off-whtie head, good lace. Sweet, light malty, caramel, light bitter, hint of laurel. Light sticky. Just another bitter.

3.5
stevoj (5033) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Dry bitterness from this beer, but everything else is right target for the style.

2.8
Benzai (15586) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2012
50cl bottle @ home, shared by Joes. Clear copper to amber color, small to medium off-white head that leaves a nice lacing. Smell malts, some dusty chalk. Taste malts, some sweetness, light bitterness. Soft low carbonation, low body.

3
tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2012
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in February 1999. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin creamy white head. Floral hops in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a digestive tea biscuit base with sweet toffee flavours infused through. Floral aromatic hops give a dusty bitter aftertaste. Finish is slightly bitter with hop resins evident in the mouth. An ok session bitter.

3.1
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2012
A clear orange/amber colored beer, with a thick white head. The aroma of malt, caramel and some yeast. The taste of caramel hop bitter with some fruits. The aftertaste is dry bitter with some sweet.


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