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Best Bitter - Picaroons Brewing Co.

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84
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%


Brewed by:
Picaroons Brewing Co. visit their website
New Brunswick, Canada

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PiratePete on 11-10-2003)
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Okbeer: Poured a cloudy dirty brown color ale with a nice foamy head with some good retention. Aroma of malt with a light floral aroma. Taste is lightly sweet with some subtle floral hops. Body is fuller then expected with some adequate carbonation. Well done session ale that stays within the style parameter.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2007 19:38:34 | More by Phyl21ca
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MMansfield

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally, Picaroon's Best Bitter, I've been itching to try this for a while. Got this bottle from a friend in Fredericton. Thanks Keith!

Appearance: Pours a deep copper colour with a fizzy/foamy white head. Retention is modest.

Aroma: Lovely hops with bready malts. Big hop smells with notes of butterscotch and florals.

Taste: Still lots of hops. Not a lot flavour up front. Strong bitterness in the finish. Possibly some roasted malt, perhaps a bit nutty. Solid English style.

Mouthfeel: Appropriate cabronation for style, smooth with a high drinkability.

Final Statement: Perhaps it was over hyped in my mind, but as a pale ale fiend, I love this brew. This is not an APA as the style suggests. This is an English styled Pale Ale, while perhaps more hoppy than most English PA's, this is still. Great brew. I recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2007 02:04:49 | More by MMansfield
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DrMalt

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up this "Best Bitter" at a local brewpub who brought it in for sale at the pub or for offsale. It was suppose to be part of a beer fest but arrived too late for tasting at the fest.

500ml bottle. 5.2 ABV Unique bottle with traditonal pop off bottle cap.

Poured a deep copper with a fine white head. Aroma was traditional English hop.

Flavour profile of a good english ale with a hint of nuttiness to it. An appealing spicy hop characteristic of Fuggles? No off flavours

Carbination was a bit too much & detracted from mouthfeel. Would be better after sitting for 30 minutes?

Overall a drinkable beer (English Best Bitter) & worth a try. Would perhaps be even better on tap or cask conditioned.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2007 23:22:54 | More by DrMalt
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bikegeek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A decent beer from my homeland.

Pours a dark cloudy copper with a beige head that is thin and fades quickly. Some lacing. Smells... good. Not overwhelming, or powerful, but good. Nothing special here. Tastes excellent, strong hoppy flavour. Mouthfeel is slightly "creamy" for lack of other words (and to borrow from another review). Not watery, but not too thick. Tastes very good. The hops jump out and command your attention. It's good. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2006 05:44:01 | More by bikegeek
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

New Brunswick? What a surprise, and what a winner best bitter. Very good ingredients: the malt, the yeast, the hops, the creamy mouthfeel. And me mates loved it just the same. An initial bite, with nuts and fruit. Amber-mahagoney dark. Fresh as if on tap. Must try.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2004 22:10:33 | More by Sammy
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waughbrew

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow! What a pleasant surprise. The fiancee's parents brought this one back from Nova Scotia for me and damn was it nice!
A medium ambery copper with a medium light beige head that has a little retention but good lacing. The tinge of green in the head might be the lights or my imagination. Smell is buttery vanilla, oak, and honey with a grass-and-herb-covered caramel toffee. Flavor starts with a surge of tingly hop flavor and then calms down to a smooth nutty caramel. Trails off into a wonderfully melded bitterness that is just perfect. Medium-thick body for the style and low carbonation. I could drink a lot of this and I wish I had more.

This is surprisingly spot-on and good condition considering it is from a bottle that has traveled and is filtered and possibly pasteurized. Somehow they tame the beast that is the Ringwood yeast, and, even after filtering, manage to come up with a beauty. Amazing.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2004 22:42:20 | More by waughbrew
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PiratePete

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Came from the tap a dark red with a beige head in an English pub style dimple mug. Not much lacing and the head thinned out but stayed. A nose of apples. A malt and fruit taste with a light hop aftertaste. The mouthfeel was light and tingly. Very pleasent. I enjoyed this mug. I go another actually. Kinda like a "light" bitter. A great drink - a good ale.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2003 02:36:56 | More by PiratePete
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Best Bitter from Picaroons Brewing Co.
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