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Skinner's Betty Stogs Bitter - Skinner's Brewery

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very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Skinner's Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-26-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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08-19-2014 02:43:06 | More by nickfl
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-16-2014 12:51:27 | More by hopley
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-13-2014 15:55:06 | More by innominat
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-28-2014 19:30:21 | More by harpus
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-04-2014 20:07:34 | More by ToddHolder
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-02-2014 10:06:15 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-21-2013 08:19:08 | More by Exeter
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-19-2013 21:12:25 | More by Josiah2729
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-18-2013 16:02:18 | More by FadetoBock
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-22-2013 04:57:39 | More by Kmat10
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

05-05-2013 05:19:49 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-16-2013 07:59:11 | More by schopenhauerale
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-16-2013 22:16:37 | More by vinicole
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-16-2013 03:34:28 | More by Beerstorian
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-21-2013 02:15:46 | More by KStark
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-09-2013 16:39:29 | More by Pelicanrocks
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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
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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
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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
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

05-27-2012 00:35:48 | More by bottlerocket24
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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
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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
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-03-2012 00:03:07 | More by moneyfunnel
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Alberta (Canada)

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
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Skinner's Betty Stogs Bitter from Skinner's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.