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  • British Bitter
  • Ordinary Bitter (Standard)

    Ordinary Bitter (Standard)

    Aroma: Low to moderate malt aroma, often (but not always) with a light caramel quality. Bready, biscuity, 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 light 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: Light to medium-light body. Low carbonation, although bottled examples can have moderate carbonation

     

    Overall Impression: Low gravity, low alcohol levels and low carbonation make this an easy-drinking 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
    1.032 - 1.040 1.007 - 1.011 25 - 35 4 - 14 3.2 - 3.8%




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    Bath Star
    MonkMonk   549 0 1 0
    Brewery

    Beer Information

    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
    MonkMonk   709 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    Cask Conditioned
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    Available Year-round
    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
    MonkMonk   1631 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
    MonkMonk   693 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 Golden Sheep Ale
    MonkMonk   750 0 1 0

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    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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    Dark Star Hophead
    MonkMonk   645 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    Cask Conditioned
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    An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a favourite session beer.
     
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    Dr. Morton's Hair Extinguisher
    MonkMonk   707 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    On Tap
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    Seasonal/Limited Release
    A pale beer, full of flavour with grassy herby notes and a bite of lemon peel. A balanced bitter finish. Really refreshing and more-ish.
     
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    Firestone Walker DBA (Double Barrel Ale)
    firestonewalkerfirestonewalker   825 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    Bottled 22oz
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    A British Pale Ale never tasted so fresh. We challenge our good friends across the pond to match this one. Can’t be done. We’ve honored the traditions of the great British Pale brewers of Burton-on-Trent using our patented Firestone Union oak barrels. You’re left with a mild blend of...
     
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    Fortnight English Ale
    TheCellarMonkTheCellarMonk   493 0 2 0

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    Serving types:
    • On Tap
    • Cask Conditioned
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    International Bitterness Units (IBU):
    32 IBU's
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    Available Year-round
    A model after an Ordinary Bitter, English Ale is anything but bitter. Smooth malting with subtle bitterness from East Kent Golding hops, this sessionable ale is balanced and full of flavor. Best enjoyed at around 50 degrees, and for those...
     
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    MonkMonk   574 0 0 0

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    • Firkin
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    The initial malty taste is complimented by the citrus flavours and bitterness of the hops. The thirst-quenching character of the beer is enhanced by a lasting malty, bitter aftertaste.
     
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