Brewed by Tirril
Style: Bitter
Appleby-in-Westmorland, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Previously named "John Bewshers Best Bitter"

Lightly hopped with Goldings and Fuggles. Golden brown. A highly popular session beer. Named after the landlord and brewer at the Queen¹s Head Inn in the 1930s.

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Grumbo (2946) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2017
Cask at the White Cross, Lancaster. As ’Original Bitter’ same abv as this so assume it’s rebranded/alternative name. Pours bright chestnut brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of light malt and caramel. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.

ManVsBeer (10451) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from a shop in Windermere. Copper with next to no head. Sweet in aroma and taste with a nice toffee flavour that lingers.

fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013

Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy to fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, oxidide. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a long duration, oxidide, keller. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. A quit pour bottle - hope it is better on cask ;O( [20130120]

LakeDistrict (22) - - MAR 24, 2013
bottled direct from the brewery, held well in the glass unlike some bottled beers which come out gassy and sluggish, nice creamy head and medium bitter finish

FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
500ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO) - BB2005
Old raisiny aroma. Hardly surprising considering the age. Matured very gracefully. Smooth malty and raisiny body. Soft, but just a bit too old.

Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London - thanks to Chris. Pours clear, golden-brown with a light, creamy head. Lightly oxidised malts in the nose, some caramel. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry caramel and faint leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Certainly some further oxidation in the finish, light brown bread, caramel. Old but OK.

Theydon_Bois (19494) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting, thanks to Chris, 20/01/13. Hazed mid amber with a thin off white head that clears edgeward. Nose is malty, fruit, light smoke, caramel, medicinal notes - not great. Taste follows, grain, malt, twigs and shit. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dryish finish. Send to Meh’sville!

stravale (3065) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle from Asda Carlisle 110113
Copper brown, big frothy head, some lacing
Aroma - caramel bit earthy malts, old leaves, vegetables, poor aroma
Taste - soft caramel, vegetables, some bitter twig hops, dull, not great
Palate - Thin body, slightly oily. Bitterish palate. Finish - soft bitter, bit dry.
Overall - This bottle was very poor - maybe better cask. It was a drain pour. The other beers that I’ve had from this brewery on cask were far better.

BeerViking (4782) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
On gravity at the 2012 Battersea Beer Festival. bright and light mahogany brown with a small head, malt and a little oak on the nose, nutty and hoppy on the palate with a little soft fruit and an oaky bitter finish. Very nice session bitter.

ralphdot (1094) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2011
Deep amber colour with a very thin head, slight chocolate aroma with the same slight chocolate taste.

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