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Hobsons Best Bitter - Hobsons Brewery

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 3
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Hobsons Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gentlebubbles on 05-27-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 3
Reviews by BlackHaddock:
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4.35/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the only regular beer at my two local Real Ale pubs (they both have ever changing guest beers on at all times). I have also visited the brewery on guided tours 4 times, my 5th trip will be in September 2006.

This medium brown, light amber coloured best bitter with its off-white head always looks good.

The aroma is complex, fruity combind with hops and malt.

The taste is also a mix of flavours, with hops and malt winning the battle over the others.

This is not a thick, heavy bitter, nor is it watery or thin. It is a very drinkable, good session bitter and a fine benchmark to rate other British bitters. (628 characters)

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3.91/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

NERAX 2006 (Fri)

Nice, reddish, coppery amber with a light head.

Some sulfur in the nose.

Sulfur bite puts a suggestion of spice into the appley malt. Sticky, nutty resin in the finish.

I was a bit put off at first by the sulfur, but in the end it really adds to the beer. (284 characters)

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4.47/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

20 litre polypin bought from the brewery. Contains yeast. appearance: amber with reasonably thick head, slight haze. smell: herbal hop. taste and mouthfeel: strongly hopped, lengthy aftertaste. Herbal hop with some lime. overall: impressive english bitter. Distinctive yeast and hop flavours. (292 characters)

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