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

bottled
available

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 83   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 CAMRA’s 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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3.3
JorgeLee (2110) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2017
Cask at the Garden Gate NW3. Deep reddish ruby colour, not a lot of head. A full tasting traditional malty bitter, quite heavy on the darker crystal malts for that full slight burnt sugar feel, balanced out by a decent earthy spicy hop bitterness. Nice to have an old school pint for a change, I personally prefer my bitter a tad drier but it was a decent one.

3.9
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Bottle from Megan. This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange/copper color with a sheet of a little white foamy head, just dissipated into oblivion. No lace. The aroma had some damp grass, herbal qualities, light fruity esters, some floral hop qualities, pillowy caramel malts, some butterscotch, light biscuits and a touch of sweet wood. The flavor presented that dried sweet malty arrangement of toast to caramel malts with a leather-sweet dryness. No aftertaste. Finish was quick and malty, semi-construed low hop bitterness. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a good sturdy sessionability about it. Low carbonation as it should be. ABV felt mostly as projected. Overall, another really good Bitter by these guys, almost makes me want to move to the UK just to get the good Bitters.

3.5
Davros IX (354) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - A very good English bitter and once again it is a complement. A nice taste of malt and an underlying bitterness of hops. Very good.

2.4
blackradioboy (213) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2017
Bottle from Waitrose. On offer at £1.71. Not keen on this at all. Horribly bitter. Unpleasant stuff. More like Nasty Old Boy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
jamesie1857 (2147) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
500ml bottle from Stallholder’s own stand at Good Food Festival NEC - Ruby brown body, lacing off white head. Nose of toffee and malts. Taste is malts, toffee and some earth.

2.7
ManVsBeer (10448) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Cask @ Dirty Dick’s, Halifax. Copper with a creamy head. Lightly malty session ale and very easy-drinking.

3.2
BeardedAvenger (787) - 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
BeerNinjaUK (466) - 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
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
CraftBeerNick (2547) - 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. It’s not bad and easy to drink.


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