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Twain's Stubborn River Bitter - Twain's Billiards and Tap

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Twain's Stubborn River Bitter
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4 Ratings
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 7.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twain's Billiards and Tap visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: glid02 on 10-31-2008)
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Lillie1128

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted 7/14

A - Pours a pretty reddish honey

S - I didn't detect too much besides yeast and malt

T - Begins with citrus notes, a tiny hop bite follows, ends nutty

M - pretty light

D - real high!

Pretty light and tasty. This was one of my favorites that we tried at Twain's that night.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2011 02:08:23 | More by Lillie1128
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, dark amber-copper body with a thin, white wisp atop but no real head.

Smell: Various bakery-based notes of toasted bread, biscuits, and brown sugar. Good whiff of spicy, zesty Fuggle hops.

Taste: Sweet breadiness with a touch of oven-toasted day-old biscuits, brown sugar, and light caramel. Touch of green raisin fruitiness. Earthy, spicy hops with a medium-low amount of bitterness. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering zip of English hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: An acceptable, enjoyable brew even well-suited to nighttime patio drinking at Twain's.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2009 18:02:53 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a beautiful dark, semi-transparent amber shading towards lighter gold near the bottom. Head is cream-eggshell and of a decent thickness. Aroma is fairly strong, hoppy, malty and slightly spicy. Flavor is hoppy, somewhat bitter but not fiercely so, with an earthy, yeasty and malty undertone. Texture is fairly smooth and fizzy, about average. Overall a good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2009 00:02:07 | More by Cyberkedi
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glid02

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lively and clear gold color with a half-finger white head that dissipates quickly into a wispy layer of bubbles on top and a thin ring around the glass. Lacing is decent.

Smells mostly of noble hops with a small about of malt sweetness coming through.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Lots of noble hop flavors up front, followed by malt sweetness, and ending with a bit of sourness. There's also a tiny amount of bitterness that sticks around at the end.

Mouthfeel is alright. It's a bit thin, but the carbonation is not too much nor too little.

Drinkability is good. The sourness turns me off a little bit, but it's certainly not hard to drink.

Overall this is probably in the bottom half of Twain's offerings in my opinion. I think this is closer to a very flavorful pilsener or Oktoberfest than an ESB, but whatever you want to call it, at least call it worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2008 15:05:09 | More by glid02
Twain's Stubborn River Bitter from Twain's Billiards and Tap
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