Formerly brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood (Molson Coors)
Style: Bitter
Burtonwood, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
Cask Ale. Regular.
Was also sold in Litten Tree pubs as Litten Tree Best Bitter.
Originally brewed by Samuel Webster in the Fountain Head Brewery in Halifax. In 2003, the Websters brands were acquired by a company called Silvan Brands, about whom it has proved impossible to obtain any information other than that their registerd office is in Edinburgh. The beers have been brewed under contract at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood since 2004.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (10022) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Keg @ The Slaters Arms near Skipton. A higher bitterness golden ale with a creamy head. This has a fair amount of malt in its taste but remains quite smooth tasting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2008
I was expecting absolute soapy wank, so I was pleasantly suprised that it was just bland and average. So weak you could give this to babies. Drinkable though, I did and it wasnt that bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JorisPPattyn (9915) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
Cask One skim of off-white whatever on top of orange to pale amber beer. No nose apparent. So subdued, that everything in the pub is smellier. Soft-sweet beer, dull and uninteresting. Some doughy "flavour". Sticky in a watery environment. I bet most keg beers are more flavourful than this stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 14, 2007
cask at the salmon and ball. amber with an artificial-looking lasting creamy head. baking soda aroma, some bitterness and plain flour. watery texture, slightly metallic

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2006
Cask (handpump) at the Litten Tree, Westminster, from old notes. Id always been led to believe Litten Tree Best Bitter was a rebadge of Courage Best, but obviously not. Didnt pay much attention to the ABV (Im not sure it was even displayed). Apart from the standard copper colour, this is very poor fare. A dull and lifeless bitter with very little flavour and zero character. Very anaemic and watery. Not helped by being served in poor condition but wouldnt have been much cop anyway. The best that can be said is that this was an unexpected tick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Duke Of Clarence, Bury 15/07/2001 Amber coloured and sweet on the palate. Hoppy malt finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7628) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Cask, as Litten Tree Best. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a light note of diacetyl. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Zzzzzz.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5712) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2004
Litten Tree, Tunbridge Wells. Standard session bitter. Drinkable, but no character or quality.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
imdownthepub (14353) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Swan, Banbury. Mid brown beer with standard head. Wishy washy malt bitter, low in flavours, low in interest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Pretty straightforward English bitter.

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