Skinner's Betty Stogs Bitter - Skinner's Brewery
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
Tastes nice and hoppy which is pretty good for an imported 4% session ale. This is a decent beer with a pleasnant hop nose , flowery due to the types of hops used. Light mouthfeel which suits the style of beer. very drinkable and a pleasant finish. Not amazing but a beer I would be glad to have on tap if I am ever in Cornwall.
12-23-2012 01:53:10 | More by canucklehead
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
Enjoyed at the royal Oak, Bath, UK.
The bartender said Scotland's ales were a bit "douchy" so this was a step up from what I'd had up north.
A: Copper bronze with a half finger head that dissipates quickly. Decent lacing.
S: Grapefruit, orange, raisins, malts.
T: Malty, yeast-y, citrus. Dry finish.
M: Light to medium. Medium carbonation.
O: A very pleasant arrival brew for my stay in Bath. Great town, great pub, great beer.
07-28-2012 18:49:14 | More by brewskifan55
3.28/5 rDev -13%
The beer is light copper amber, has a small off-white head with little lacing.
Fruit, apples, pears, grass and nuts.
Tasting sweet brown bread, then pears and lime peel, alkaloids.
Medium carbonation, watery with a small body, a coarse dry finish.
A bit uneven, and a metallic bitterness. But in all an average bitter.
05-28-2012 20:20:40 | More by rarbring
United Kingdom (England)
3.53/5 rDev -6.4%
A 500ml bottle with a BB of June 2012. The label mentions that it is named after a character from Cornish folklore.
Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A hazy orange-amber colour with high carbonation. Produces a massive head of creamy off-white foam; this lasts for ages before eventually subsiding to a thick surface layer. Aroma of subtle malt with notes of dry yeast, mild citrus and a hint of soap/detergent(!?). Slightly sweet.
Tastes of grainy crystal malt with a dry finish. Notes of earthy yeast and subtle aromatic citrus. A faint spiciness on the tongue, but little bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, with decent body and prickly carbonation. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of dry yeast.
Not bad - a tasty session ale. Quite yeasty, though I suspect this is because I've hung on to the bottle for too long. Wouldn't mind if the aromatic hops were a shade more pronounced. Drinkable - worth sampling.
05-24-2012 21:41:34 | More by jazzyjeff13
United Kingdom (England)
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
500ml bottle (best before 28 July 2012) poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 9th May 2012.
Light to mid brown in body colour, clear and clean: on top an off-white crown of foaming bubbles.
Good malty nose and taste: molasses and malt biscuits stuck together by a mildly hop presence.
Almost as good as the cask version: a fine blend of flavours and very, very drinkable.
05-09-2012 17:39:46 | More by BlackHaddock
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
500ml bottle. The first Cornish ale that I've encountered? Maybe. For me, I'm more reminded of another Simpsons-ism: "Skinnner!". Or the X-Files. Or, ok, onto the product at hand.
This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper hue, with one finger of puffy, bubble bursting ecru head, which leaves a low wash of island shore lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.
It smells of biscuity, bready malt, with a nice sourdough undercurrent, mild aged citrus, and a soft earthy spiciness. The taste is more spicy in its demeanor, subtly bleeding over the still prominent toasted biscuit malt and burgeoning citrus hops, revealing itself as a leafy, low-grade red bell pepper zinginess.
The carbonation is a tad prickly at moments, but tame overall, the body an enveloping medium weight, and quite smooth. It finishes off-dry, the malt teetering a bit further toward things bready, and the spice petering out a fair bit.
A bit of a surprise, I must say - everything going for a spot-on English bitter, all accented, augmented, abused, whatever, by the hop-borne (I assume) spicy notes that linger throughout. That said, I like it.
04-24-2012 22:59:02 | More by biboergosum
Skinner's Betty Stogs Bitter from Skinner's Brewery
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