Potton Shambles Bitter

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (1801) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - 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 its 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).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (4310) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Dry bitterness from this beer, but everything else is right target for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (14681) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1640) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2012
bottle from Asda, What a nice floral meadows aroma, with a hinds of wort, light amber colour, aminimal white head, average taste, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, a bit emty and flat in the end with little bit bitterness. Average beer

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