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  • British Bitter

    British Bitter

    The family of British bitters grew out of English pale ales as a draught product in the late 1800s. The use of crystal malts in bitters became more widespread after WWI. Traditionally served very fresh under no pressure (gravity or hand pump only) at cellar temperatures (i.e., “real ale”). Most bottled or kegged versions of UK-produced bitters are often higher-alcohol and more highly carbonated versions of cask products produced for export, and have a different character and balance than their draught counterparts in Britain (often being sweeter and less hoppy than the cask versions). These guidelines reflect the “real ale” version of the style, not the export formulations of commercial products. Several regional variations of bitter exist, ranging from darker, sweeter versions served with nearly no head to brighter, hoppier, paler versions with large foam stands, and everything in between. Judges should not over-emphasize the caramel component of these styles. Exported bitters can be oxidized, which increases caramellike flavors (as well as more negative flavors). Do not assume that oxidation-derived flavors are traditional or required for the style.
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    Bath Star
    Ordinary Bitter (Standard)
    Monk
    Monk  
    584 0 1 0
    Brewery

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    Serving types:
    Bottled 12oz
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    Bath Star is a 4.5% abv golden brown bitter brewed from the finest Maris Otter malt and finished with cascade hops and is named after the breweries only pub The Star Inn, which has twice been Baths Campaign for Real Ale Pub of the Year.
     
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    Belhaven 80 Schilling
    Ordinary Bitter (Standard)
    Monk
    Monk  
    761 0 1 0

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    Cask Conditioned
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    This classic hand-pulled ale, with its rich smooth appearance and taste, is available in cask as well as bottle.
     
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    Belhaven Best
    Ordinary Bitter (Standard)
    Monk
    Monk  
    1842 0 1 0

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    The pint of pints. Belhaven Best is the main man of draught ales. Best colour, best flavour, best balance - the pint for all occasions. We Scots are often not known for blowing our own trumpets, modest souls that we are, but we've named this Best for a reason. We're...
     
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    Bellringer Ale
    Ordinary Bitter (Standard)
    Monk
    Monk  
    743 0 1 0
    Brewery

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    • On Tap
    • Box
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    Notably hoppy ale which is light to medium-bodied, clean-tasting, refreshingly dry, with a balancing sweetness. Citrus, pale malt aroma and dry, bitter finish. Consistent. Amber gold in colour.
     
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    Black Sheep Ale
    Best Bitter
    Monk
    Monk  
    702 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    Cask Conditioned
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    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
    Best Bitter
    Monk
    Monk  
    814 0 1 0

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    Cask Conditioned
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    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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    Black Sheep Golden Sheep Ale
    Ordinary Bitter (Standard)
    Monk
    Monk  
    850 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    Cask Conditioned
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    Golden Sheep is back for the new year and more refreshing than ever! Golden Sheep is a beautifully balanced Blonde cask beer, with a dry and refreshing bitterness. It develops with light, citrusy fruit flavours, and a clean, crisp finish. Brewed using time honoured...
     
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    Bridge Road Australian Ale
    Strong Bitter
    Monk
    Monk  
    670 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    On Tap
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    The Beechworth Australian Ale is Bridge Road’s original brew. A perfectly balanced ale and a great introduction to the world of craft beer. Australian Ale is a beer style that can trace its roots back to English style Pale Ales. The Aussie version developed into a style that better...
     
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    Brightside Best Bitter
    Best Bitter
    TheCellarMonk
    TheCellarMonk  
    644 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    Cask Conditioned
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    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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    Best Bitter
    Monk
    Monk  
    724 0 0 1

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