3B - Arkell's Brewery Limited
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Reviews by cypressbob:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
2.65/5 rDev -1.5%
Pours with a nice golden maber body, some foamy head, slight retention
Smell, um....smells like cider, seriously, like a dry westons or hecks, really odd
Taste, dry and fizzy, like dried apples and fizzy candy, a bit odd, not totally pleasant, like a mix of a pale ale and cider...actually, this tastes like cider....what the hell happened here?
An odd one, pretty weird and crap, like a malty off cider
12-10-2004 23:03:20 | More by cypressbob
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2.17/5 rDev -19.3%
Presentation: Sampled at the Red Shed, Wakefield during my Easter Trip back to the UK. Arkells 3B was a Guest Beer in the Red Shed, the beer and the brewery are rarely seen in the North of England, so it was a nice surprise to get to try this one.
Appearance: Amber body, thin dirty white head sits atop the moderately carbonated brew. Look like a classic English Bitter in the glass.
Nose: Feint aromas. Old school malts with an ashtray soaked bitterness.
Taste: I hate to use the phrase, but I wrote in my notes that this tasted like bad Homebrew. In order to refrain from upsetting many of the Homebrewers out there, I should qualify that I mean that this tasted like MY homebrew the first time I used a malt extract kit. Slightly sweet, sickly, muddled, partly chewed nuts with a thin metallic finish. Poor balance and befuddled.
Mouthfeel: Thin and very watery. Pastel like body, no even the carbonation rescues this from feeling like a cheap watered-down economy Canned beer.
Drinkability: From the get go, I struggled with this. Manageable but far from the session drinking brew I thought it was. I left the last third of this Pint in fact.
Overall: Whilst it is fantastic to see that Arkells is still family owned after some 160+ years, Im afraid that I was not impressed by this one at all. And judging by the fact that it stayed on the Guest Beer Handpumps in the Shed for a very untypical couple of days during my Easter Trip, neither were others. Way too thin and wishy-washy.
3B is short for Best Bitter Beer, it is often referred to as Big Boys Beer, but I reckon it really stands for Bloody Boring Brew.
05-22-2005 22:35:48 | More by TheLongBeachBum
3B from Arkell's Brewery Limited
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