Arkell Best Bitter - Wellington County Brewery
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Reviews by Dawkfan:
4.05/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A- This one pours a slightly hazed amber/copper with a small off white head that dissipates rather quickly, no lace to speak of.
S- Caramel malt and bread. It smells sweet almost fruity I guess. I'm having a hard time picking up any hops, but the aroma is quite inviting.
T- I was expecting something different given the nose, it's much milder. Again, I can't detect much hop flavor, but what I'm getting is light toasted caramel malt, biscuit, bread, and a somewhat minerally/spicy type finish.
M- Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp, and refreshing.
D- This is probably the best session beer available in Canada at 4% abv, unbelievably easy to get down. This packs a lot flavor for 4% IMO.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2010 23:38:27 | More by Dawkfan
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3.84/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Copper, filtered, medium low carbonation, little foam with a beige tint.
S: Caramel, red tea, iron, malt.
T: Reminds me of an English brown ale, taste of hard water, dark malted toasty notes, little actual bitterness, some sweet some sour, but these are subdued by the toasty malt. Some orangey citrus when you suck air through it, but this too is subdued.
M: Medium body, somewhat chewy, little to moderate carbonation.
O: Nice to have a craft beer from my University Home town, in an English style. My first English Bitter, but really reminds me of English Browns.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2014 23:10:36 | More by patre_tim
3.51/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: A light orange/amber hue with good clarity and a thin cap of off-white foam.
Aroma: Sweet caramel and amber malts with a certain 'grainyness' about it.
Taste: Pleasant and light amber and caramel flavors at first and then lends a nice earthy bitterness in the second half and finish. At 4% ABV it has more flavor than I was expecting. A light metallic off-flavor in the aftertaste but otherwise pretty clean.
Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body with slightly above average carbonation and good drinkability. Sessionable if you enjoy the style.
Final Thoughts: A decent beer and a good example of how much flavor can be packed into a low ABV. Would I drink it again? Yes.
Serving type: can
04-28-2013 02:43:30 | More by JamesMN
Arkell Best Bitter from Wellington County Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.