overall
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74
style
Brewed by West Berkshire Brewery
Style: Bitter
Thatcham, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Unfiltered; Bottle: Filtered - Regularly available.
Best Bitter
A Good Ordinary Bitter which won first prize at the White Horse branch of CAMRAs beer festival, September 1995, and a gold medal at the 2002 SIBA South East Regional Competition. Strongly hopped and full flavoured - our best seller.

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3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (442) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Cask at Fulflood Arms, Winchester. 16/12/16. Nil aroma. Chestnut. No head. Sweet, develops into some bitterness. Caramel, fruits, syrup. Light to medium bodied. Easy drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (401) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Legacy rating, pint at Hare and Hounds, Newbury last winter. Pours clear rich brown with small white head. Aroma fruity with biscuits, hay and oats. Rounded fruitiness but quite dry.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1MrCabbage (30) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2016
One of the all time great beers. The perfect best bitter. Everything is well balanced. Could spend a whole day drinking nothing but this! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (2125) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle on boat at Caversham, 9th September 16. Pours copper coloured, aroma is caramel, malts, toffee. Taste is smooth, caramel, bitter, slight hop. Its not bad and easy to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (2116) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Cask at The Blue Mugge, Leek. A clear chestnut brown colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, some nuts, slight yeast and subtle earthy hops. Taste of caramel, nuts, slight toffee, a little metal and subtle earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A lingering, dry, slightly metallic, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. A nutty, earthy bitter but with a late metallic taste. Below average.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (4790) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Cask @ The Black Griffin, Canterbury. Pours amber with bubbly head. Aroma is nutty malt. Taste follows. Unremarkable boring brown bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - AUG 14, 2015
Cask. Amber colour. Malty caramel aroma and flavour. Slight bitterness, a bit bland. Average

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JackHammer (2) - Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
Tried cask. Light malty aroma. Initial soapy taste is surpassed by malty ness. Rich dark colour. Lighter bodied than it looks. Lighter bready after taste with a short finish. Nice session ale.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gegwilson (3519) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours chestnut with a cream head. Not a great, slightly skunky aroma. The taste is a bit skunky too with toffee malt notes and some metal.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reesamania (14) - Bicester, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Nice deep Amber colouring with off white head. Flavour falls a little flat for me, bland and lacking depth. Too carbonated with constant small bubbles detracting from the taste.


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