Arkell Best Bitter - Wellington County Brewery
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Reviews by GreenWBush:
3.35/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Dusty bronze. An interestingly Canadian beer in that it expresses flavors of maple so strongly that other malt and hop flavors are simply forgotten. Recurrent themes of stark bitterness that seem sour and out of place, mingling with that ubiquitous maple-leaf flavor. Dusty, almost leathery hints as well. Went down fairly well but seemed ham-handed in use of maple. Relatively fat mouthfeel for such a smallish beer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-01-2005 18:30:42 | More by GreenWBush
More User Reviews:
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
3.69/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
473 ml can purchased as part of wellington's 4 pack from the LCBO. Served cold into a pint glass.
Appearance - rich copper color that is crystal clear Nd topped by a finger of white head. The wispy froth on top doesn't stick around too much before it turns into a very thin layer of foam. A tiny bit of sticky lacing is present.
Smell - nice earthy base with some significant malt presence and a nice whiff of dark fruits just hiding in the background.
Taste - very mildly bitter with some dark fruit and grassy flavours mixed in. Full flavor despite the lower ABV.
Mouthfeel - smooth and full yet fairly light bodied and a medium to high level of carbonation.
Overall - a fine English bitter than isn't jaw dropping but is a very solid selection especially with a limited number of other local options.
Serving type: can
08-05-2013 03:53:10 | More by DenisKolkin
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.