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  • Best Bitter

    Best Bitter

    Aroma: Low to moderate malt aroma, often (but not always) with a low to medium-low caramel quality. Bready, biscuit, or lightly toasty malt complexity is common. Mild to moderate fruitiness. Hop aroma can range from moderate to none, typically with a floral, earthy, resiny, and/or fruity character. Generally no diacetyl, although very low levels are allowed.

    Appearance: Pale amber to medium copper color. Good to brilliant clarity. Low to moderate white to off-white head. May have very little head due to low carbonation.

    Flavor: Medium to moderately high bitterness. Moderately low to moderately high fruity esters. Moderate to low hop flavor, typically with an earthy, resiny, fruity, and/or floral character. Low to medium maltiness with a dry finish. The malt profile is typically bready, biscuity, or lightly toasty. Low to moderate caramel or toffee flavors are optional. Balance is often decidedly bitter, although the bitterness should not completely overpower the malt flavor, esters and hop flavor. Generally no diacetyl, although very low levels are allowed.

    Mouthfeel: Medium-light to medium body. Low carbonation, although bottled examples can have moderate carbonation

     

    Overall Impression: A flavorful, yet refreshing, session beer. Some examples can be more malt balanced, but this should not override the overall bitter impression. Drinkability is a critical component of the style; emphasis is still on the bittering hop addition as opposed to the aggressive middle and late hopping seen in American ales.

     
    OGFGIBUsSRMABV
    1.040 - 1.048 1.008 - 1.012 25 - 40 8 - 16 3.8 - 4.6%




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    Black Sheep Ale
    MonkMonk   664 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Cask Conditioned
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    Available Year-round
    Full flavoured premium bitter, with a rich fruity aroma. It is brewed with many generous handfuls of choice Golding hops giving a bittersweet malty taste, followed by Black Sheep' characteristic long, dry and bitter finish.
     
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    Black Sheep Best Bitter
    MonkMonk   727 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Cask Conditioned
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    Available Year-round
    Far and away our best selling cask beer, a well hopped, light golden best bitter with a distinctive, dry, refreshing taste, to be enjoyed in true Black Sheep style through a rich creamy head. Brewed using our traditional methods and finest ingredients. ...
     
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    Brightside Best Bitter
    TheCellarMonkTheCellarMonk   531 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Cask Conditioned
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    Available Year-round
    A deliberately traditional English Best bitter with no real surprises. Mainly traditional English hops with some Styrian Goldings. If you usually drink the more modern golden bitters, give this a try for a greater depth of flavour and body. Very drinkable! Dark amber colour. Slightly more bitter...
     
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    MonkMonk   644 0 0 1

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    On Tap
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    International Bitterness Units (IBU):
    59 IBU's
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    An Imperial bitter with exotic traditional floor malts, citrusy, hoppy flavor, stupendous hop aroma.
     
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    MonkMonk   607 0 0 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Cask Conditioned
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    4%
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    A Best Bitter brewed in a traditional Sussex style using Maris Otter, Crystal and Chocolate malts with East Kent Golding hops. Typical of Dark Star ales, the Best Bitter relies on the heavy handed addition of aromatic hops late in the boil.
     
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    Enville Brewery Enville Ale
    MonkMonk   740 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    • Cask Conditioned
    • Box
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    Available Year-round
    The award winning ale that is responsible for the company's success today. A traditional beekeepers ale, pale yellow, a fruity bitter with an initial sweetness progressing to a complex dry hoppy taste based on an old nineteenth century recipe. Enville Ale is produced using 100% Maris Otter...
     
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    MonkMonk   519 0 0 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    • Cask Conditioned
    • Box
    • Firkin
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    Available Year-round
    Brewed in the typical style of a 'Best Bitter' to produce a well-rounded malty body with a slight fruitiness. The bitterness of the hops develops into a bitter, astringent aftertaste.
     
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    Hawkshead Lakeland Gold
    MonkMonk   599 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Take Away
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    Available Year-round
    Known to fans as just: "Gold." Golden Ale. Hoppy and uncompromisingly bitter with complex fruit flavours from the blending of a modern English hop, First Gold, with the American hop, Cascade. A hopheads' beer... with balance. A real beer drinkers beer. ...
     
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    Hawkshead Red
    MonkMonk   481 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Take Away
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    Available Year-round
    Originally called Best Bitter. A Red Ale. Bitter-sweet. First comes the sweetness of the Dark Crystal malt, which gives it the red colour, and then the long dry finish. A beer for those who like their ale to have some colour and taste of malt. Also in...
     
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    Hook Norton Cotswold Lion
    MonkMonk   547 0 1 0

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    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
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    Summer
    A pale fruity ale, with a citrus lime aroma, and hopped only with Fuggles. After a successful launch in 2006, Lion is back for a seasonal slot. It is the first single hop varietal beer to be brewed by Hook Norton.
     
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