Fuller's Chiswick Bitter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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3.39/5 rDev -7.6%
On draft at The Sharp Edge Creekside, Crafton, PA.
Very faint aroma of malt
Head probably removed by bartender; what remained was white, creamy, and rapidly diminished to 2 mm partial layer
Lacing on the first one was poor, with a few small islands. The second one had good lacing with multiple narrow rings of small bubbles. A cleaner glass?
Body was medium yellow, clear.
Flavor began initially slightly malty and bitter and ended the same. No alcohol was tasted in either beer, but the second had a slight diacetyl taste at the end.
Palate was medium, watery, and had lively carbonation
A passable Brit bitter after you take into account the time it spent getting here. I’ve had it in the UK and liked it more (maybe the pub ambiance vs the sports bar vibe at Sharp Edge). Fullers doesn’t make the best brews, but they’re still OK.
07-29-2014 13:28:07 | More by Ozzylizard
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
Clear amber with a slightly soapy cap, spotty lacing. Solid head retention, though it didn't start with much. Floral and earthy nose, malty aroma, quite nice. Balanced bitterness countered the malts and hop character. Medium to light bodied, low carbonation. A good pint, very balanced and drinkable.
07-16-2014 20:04:22 | More by DrJay
3.49/5 rDev -4.9%
Pale coppery gold. Disappointing head. Flopsy bubble ring adorns a popping top.
Dry herbal hop-snap with grassy malts and pomme esters, a la Fullers. Biscuity aromas with buttery notes.
Semi-crisp, lightly fruity, musty, grassy, and light. Herbal hop, pale grains, husks, pomme must, and pared-down toast.
Light and totally sessionable. Carbonation is lacking. Wish this was on nitro.
Was expecting better from Fullers. Still an enjoyable bitter.
05-24-2014 04:40:11 | More by thecheapies
3.79/5 rDev +3.3%
(on tap at Victoria Freehouse - served in a proper 20oz pint)
A: light copper color, clear... bit of frothy foam on the pour, but little-no retention, not even a thin cap or film... boring
S: aromas are ultra-faint, not enough alcohol to carry them? - the glass doesn't help either - even warm, I couldn't get much... what you do get is a bit of a mineral, mild leafy scent (scant esters + hops).... also, some lightly-toasted dinner roll
T: the flavors pop a good bit more.... certain mineral bitterness throughout, at a comfortable yet lively level.... pleasing, slow swell of light caramel in the finish... extremely clean overall - apple-y esters are showcased with a soft, subtle grassy-grainy malt in the background... about what I expected, at the least
M: bright, crisp, and clean... only a smidge of roundness in the body... thankfully, not spritzy or fuzzy - they set the pressure right on!.... very refreshing, if a little filling, volume-wise
O: I could almost tell in a blind taste test that this was the Fuller's yeast... the flavors are on-point but perhaps a bit more subtle than I would have expected... I could drink a couple of these, but I'd likely opt for something with a bit more dimension
03-29-2014 19:43:44 | More by Bouleboubier
Fuller's Chiswick Bitter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
83 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.