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Arkell Best Bitter - Wellington County Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wellington County Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally served as a real ale, Arkell Best Bitter has a loyal following. This delicate and well-balanced bitter is Wellington’s session beer.

(Beer added by: the42ndtourist on 11-25-2002)
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JamesMN

Minnesota

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
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S: Caramel, red tea, iron, malt.

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Arkell Best Bitter from Wellington County Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.