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Bitter And Twisted - Galbraith's Alehouse

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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Galbraith's Alehouse visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: vancurly on 09-03-2006)
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Photo of lamarr04
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at 55 degrees F in a nonic pint glass.

A: Brown with heavy red tones and persistent creamy off white one inch head. Beer coats the glass as level recedes.

S: Toasty malt. caramelized and sweet. smells like skull splitter.

T: Toasty and firm malt sweetness with a noticeable but gently perceived bitterness that adds a nice balance.

M: Smooth with mild cask conditioned carbonation.

D: I'm finding these cask conditioned ales to be quite drinkable. Who knew that warm flat beer could be so delicious.

lamarr04, May 15, 2009
Photo of soju6
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Served a brownish amber color with a decent head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of malt, caramel with bit of fruit and nut in the background.

T: Taste of malt, some carmel sweetness and a bit of nuts. Nice bitterness and a fairly dry finish.

F: Fairly full body, smooth and quite creamy, nicely balanced.

O: Best of the bitters that they serve. Good stuff that hit the spot.

soju6, May 26, 2013
Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +5%

probert, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of hbis2gut
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap from a hand pump. This ESB was served at the right temperature in a proper glass which gets my notice quickly. A nice nose on this beer. It's floral, not citrus-like. Color was a deep amber, bordering on a maple syrup hue. A creamy off-white head.

Considering the fact that New Zealand seems to have an aversion to hoppy beers, this one is nicely balanced. It's initially sweet, but allowing it to linger for a bit brings the hop bitterness and flavor coming through. Probably the best effort of all the beers I tried at Galbraiths.

hbis2gut, May 14, 2010
Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -2%

XsoldoutX, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of femALEist
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on cask! This puppy poured a clear orange teak color. I smelled candied malts, roasted plums, raisins and citrus and pine. It tasted pretty much the same as the nose just a tad lighter. It tasted not as bitter as I would have expected for an ESB.

femALEist, Mar 23, 2010
Photo of dgilks
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very sweet nose with lots of toffee. A touch of fruitiness too.

Clear copper colour with a moderate off-white head. Decent retention.

Very, very sweet with a toasted dark toffee flavour. A hint of fruitiness but the sweetness masks almost everything else.

Almost grainy in texture with a medium body and low carbonation.

If I wanted a dessert, this would be the beer. Rich and sweet it ticks all of those boxes but it lacks a touch of finesse and could be drier.

dgilks, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of crusian
2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cask, so, filled to the top with almost no head with a tiny ring around the outside. Clear amber color.
Smell is all caramel malt. Can't swirl for more nose, so, take a sip. Taste, all caramel malt with a hint of a bitter finish. A hint of fruitiness in the middle, but that's trying to find something. Traditional boring British esb. Nothing more to say really.

crusian, Oct 12, 2011
Bitter And Twisted from Galbraith's Alehouse
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