Doom Bar Bitter | Sharp's Brewery

BA SCORE
79
okay
186 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Doom Bar BitterDoom Bar Bitter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sharp's Brewery
England, United Kingdom
sharpsbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-10-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
186
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
15.25%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
54
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Andras
4.91/5  rDev +44%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

this beer was a big suprise

27 characters

Photo of jemscfc
4.88/5  rDev +43.1%

Photo of 4thwrite
4.85/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cask, the only way to drink it.

31 characters

Photo of Sam-VW
4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of pchalkius
4.68/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lemreway16
4.54/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A lovely Ale. A fresh hoppy flavour with a bitter finish. A refreshing beer rather than a session beer.

105 characters

Photo of drpimento
4.42/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pleasant surprise! Poured with a small light tan to cream colored head with lots of lace. Color is a very clear medium amber. Aroma is woody, leather, hoppy, a little malt, and earthy. Flavor's similar to aroma and with richer malt plus a good malt sweetness to hop bitterness balance. Great British hop character. Very good beer. Excellent finish. Clean. Definitely a session.

 377 characters

Photo of Njj26
4.41/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nolimitsbrewer
4.4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of FCox143
4.22/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.2/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had in the Victoria Arms pub, Brentwood, Essex, UK recently.

Pours with a nice head, into a regular pint glass.

Smell is nice, more malty than hoppy, how a bitter should be.

Tastes perfect for a bitter, not strong, very well balanced and extremely drinkable.

This is a true british session beer.

 300 characters

Photo of beerinabottle
4.18/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Metalsnota
4.15/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Daredevil
4.08/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a CAMRA beer of the year (2004) award is promising, but also raises the bar of expectations .... but this brew doesn't need to hide itself... medium bodied but fully flavored and balanced, resinous spices overshadowed by a palate of succulent dried figs and mangos ... great cornish ale ....

 291 characters

Photo of Lazaro
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of KarlMcGowan
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of beerman999999
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of EDCY
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at the Station Inn, Whitby... pint served at cellar temperature...

Poured a light coppery orange colour... Slightly off white head poured quite thick and foamy then faded to light layer... light lacing

Aroma - Light caramel malts, nice biscuity notes, fruity (oranges, apples, light figs), buttery, light nuttiness, some light fruity hops, faint rubberiness...

Taste - Nice spicy and herbal hop bitterness, light biscuity and caramel malts, grassy, some grapefruit notes, citrus fruits, light saltiness..

Feel - Quite smooth initially but with a little sharpness underneath. Light bodied. Pretty drinkable - would make a pretty good session beer...

Overall - A pretty good beer... nothing ground breaking but very drinkable... worth a try...

 751 characters

Photo of GrungeBeer
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Ty1607
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of alexworsnip
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Jet70
4/5  rDev +17.3%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Doom Bar Bitter from Sharp's Brewery
3.41 out of 5 based on 186 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.