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Doom Bar Bitter - Sharp's Brewery

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sharp's Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-10-2005)
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Photo of sleazo
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On cask at Shipwrights Arms

A_Burnt copper with a nice creamy off cream head. Nice lacing.

S__light mineral notes up front followed by a nice vegetal hop aroma

T_Solid bread like character upon first sip leading to a slow growing bitterness. Notes of grass and a copper.

M_Smooth and slightly creamy with the perfect amount of carbonation for a cask ale.

O_I have had a few of these here and I have enjoyed them quite a bit. A nice easy drinking ale with a lot of flavor.

sleazo, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of DirkNachbar
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

DirkNachbar, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

WoodBrew, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of vinicole
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

vinicole, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Tickon
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Tickon, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of innominat
3/5  rDev -13.5%

innominat, May 10, 2013
Photo of jmckenna15
1.75/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

It had a great color of a cask ale, maroon, transparent, but not watery, decent head. I was looking forward to it, but when i drank it....it had almost no flavor whatsoever. It was watery, had no real personality, reminded me of dishwater almost. Should've gotten a Stella instead.

jmckenna15, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of heygeebee
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From IBS. no BB

An atypical review.... In that this beer is without doubt initially has the least flavour of any beer that I have drunk recently. Light malts only on nose and on palate. However, it is also the first bitter out of a bottle that has just the right mouthfeel for a bitter a la off the hand pump.

So all in all a very mixed bag, however, you could truly drink it all night.

Jury out, go figure, in terms of a numbers review.

heygeebee, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of diverite
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

diverite, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of jmccraney
3/5  rDev -13.5%

jmccraney, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

tbeckett, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Lazaro
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Lazaro, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of alexworsnip
4/5  rDev +15.3%

alexworsnip, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of KarlMcGowan
4/5  rDev +15.3%

KarlMcGowan, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It made 2 fingers of head that vanished quickly. Predominant malty aroma with hints of herbal hops.
Low carbonation with small bubbles.
Flavorful and refreshing taste. Sweet malt with a hint of spices and caramel. Not so bitter. Fast finish with oranges and mild dry. Good smooth beer.

FLima, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Pelicanrocks, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of flyingpig
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Darkish amber red colour with a pinky sized, bubbly white head that stays consistent throughout.

A light mix of malts, toffee and bread. Not really much depth to this one but it's not offensive either.

Malts to begin with, there is a little spice in there too and a hint of caramel. There is some fruit too and a little bread. Again the taste is pretty basic and very much like a typical English bitter.

Smooth and slightly sweet with a touch of spice. The carbonation levels are medium and the finish is a slightly dry one.

A basic English bitter here and nothing to get particularly exciting about it. It was an easy drink to consume and goes down well despite being a little plain.

flyingpig, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

fionn13, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of doctorb
3/5  rDev -13.5%

doctorb, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of CitizenGrain
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

CitizenGrain, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Kornoms
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Kornoms, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of jnjander
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jnjander, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of MEP
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

MEP, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of JRaburn
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

JRaburn, May 05, 2012
Doom Bar Bitter from Sharp's Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.