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Spotted Pig Bitter Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Spotted Pig Bitter Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: waltonc on 11-04-2008)
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4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Breslin makes the best burger on the planet - for real. What could make it better? This cask beer is first rate and made only for The Spotted Pig and The Breslin restaurants.

Pours golden with light orange tint. Maintains a firm pure white head. Wonderful assertive yeasty fresh bread nose.

Mouthfeel is rich and full; served room temperature with very light carbonation. Perfect balance makes you just want more and more. Rich yeast and toasty flavors with a perfect malt/bitter balance. Wonderful by itself or with food. Just completely appealing and drinkable.

Finish of rich and full burnt toast is long lasting and a major appeal of this beer. Highly recommend a special trip for this cask beer (and don't forget to order the lamb burger at the Breslin!!)

GRG1313, May 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

smithmd4, Mar 04, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on cask at the Spotted Pig. A tumbler-like mug of the brew appeared an amber/copper color with a nice cap of foam. The aroma produced bread dough notes. The body is that characteristic homogenous, smoothness of a cask ale. The grain takes center stage in the flavor profile and a dash of bitterness tops it off. A tasty British bitter.

BeardedBoffin, Nov 27, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask ale on tap at The Breslin Bar in NYC.

Pours a clear amber orange in color with a massive 2 finger extra creamy tan head that lasted a while and faded slowly; great lacing that leaves rings down the side - very good looking beer.

Smells of sweet malt, light caramel, citrus hops, lemon zest, faint grains and orange peel; sweet and malty, this aroma is soft and sweet.

Tastes like it smells, with sweet malt, caramel, citrus hops, floral hops, flowers, lemon, grapefruit, faint grains, light yeast and orange peel. Overall it was malty and sweet, consistent with the bitter style and generally mellow.

Mouthfeel was very creamy with no carbonation, a medium body that leaned slightly towards the heavy side and a real smooth drinkability.

A very enjoyable beer that washed down my lamb burger quite well. It was very easy to drink and quite tasty.

CHickman, Dec 25, 2010
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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(From notes)

A - Generous finger and half of white foamy head; mostly clear amber orange color

S - Lightly malty and bready; touch of yeasty fruitiness; faint hop note

T - Earthy hoppiness; bready; little hint of sourdough; some grains (in a good way); nice and balanced well

M - Medium; little oily; nice low carbonation but there

D - Big time drinkability for me; quaffable; paired great with my meal; lovely stuff

Great bitter and Brooklyn really did this one well. Tasty brew, and matches up to some of the nicer examples that I had when visiting the UK.

Nickls, Dec 16, 2009
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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had dinner at the Spotted Pig in NYC before heading over to Blind Tiger Ale House, and noticed this Spotted Pig Bitter Ale on cask. I asked who brewed it, and they told me it's made by Brooklyn. Amber, mostly clear, with sudsy white head; tastes very malty, slightly floral, with a slight bitterness, but bitterness is nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is very smooth, almost creamy medium bodied with light carbonation. This was served from a cask and at the perfect temperature. Seemed around 50 - 55 degrees. Not sure what the ABV is, but this is highly drinkable. A very nice surprise to accompany my dinner.

waltonc, Nov 04, 2008
Spotted Pig Bitter Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.