Doom Bar Bitter | Sharp's Brewery

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-10-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
186
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
15.25%
 
 
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9
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Photo of metter98
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cask at The Sanderling, Glasgow Airport, Scotland

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high frothy white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a bit stronger flavors of toasted malts along with faint hints of fruity yeast and a light amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodies on the palate and is a little thin and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and is perfectly sessionable.

Serving type: cask

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Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled, 4.3% ABV. Clear amber color with a bit of beige head. Aroma has toasted malts and some earthy hops, not much going on here. Taste has toasted malts, bread crust, a bit of caramel/burnt sugar and a hint of hops on the finish. Not really sweet or bitter, quite watery. Light body with low carbonation. It doesn't have any off-tastes but it's really generic and boring overall.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.21/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 6/19/10 notes. Had on cask at The Wellington in London.

a - Pours an amber color with no head or carbonation.

s - Smells of grain, bready malts, and caramel malts.

t - Tastes bitter, and of caramel and bready malts.

m - Medium body and no carbonation.

d - A nice ESB I was glad I got to try. Pretty generic overall but enjoyable. Would drink again.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jwc215
3.77/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a thin white head. Head thins to a wisp, but leaves lacing.

The smell is of buttered biscuit with tea leaf, slight orange. It has a pleasantly inviting aroma.

The taste is of buttered biscuit with some sweetness and a touch of herbal bitterness and slightly orange-y tartness in the finish.

It is velvety smooth and pleasant.

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Photo of stevoj
2.76/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Perhaps this better as a cask ale. Oveall seems flat and unlively, flavor is OK but rather bland. Almost no head to speak of. Mouthfeel is slick with a little lingering bitterness. Just average.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.71/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can't get my head round this bitter. I have now tried it in three different pubs and it hasn't got any better than when I first had it.

This last pint (well I had 2 actually) was pulled at a remote Shropshire pub on my way to The Seven Valley Railway CAMRA beerfestival.

True amber in colour, with a good white head, the beer looks fine.

The aroma to me has always been caramel and hops, these two pints were no change.

The beer just doesn't taste right to me, too sweet, especially in the aftertaste. it has an almost sickly smooth feel to it, very strange for an English bitter.

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Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From cask at Heathrow. Pours a mostly clear darker amber color with white head. Caramel malts and cereal grains on the nose with just a little grass; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little bitterness and some malt balance.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Lucky Shag in Perth.

Pours a deep, slighty hazed bronze colour, with a off-which but creamy English head. Beautiful lace forms as this collapses. Looks good.

Nose is quite mild, with a touch of earthy organic English hops and some deep, hidden but relatively sweet malt and a touch of minerals. Nice enough. Mild, but nice.

Taste is also smooth and mild without ever offering much more than that. Bit of malt sweetness coming through but very minimal body and an earthy finish. Feel is exceptionally thin for what it is.

It's drinkable enough, and decent enough. Not huge, but smooth and quaffable.

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Photo of wl0307
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted this beer alongside Sharp's Cornish Coaster at the Pakenham Arms pub on Calthorpe St., London.

A: light amber hued, with great clarity, a nice thin foamy head leaving very tight lacing along the way. Very low carbonated.
S: lightly apple-ish aromatic and earthy hoppyness with a touch of hay, in fact the nose is blocked by the hoppy entry and couldn't pick up any assertive maltiness. But the pronounced hoppyness is kept to a simplistic level and not overdone.
T: citrusy hoppyness (lemon peel) on the palate, on top of slightly biscuity malts--more citrusy+tannic characters to follow, like orange seeds, with a vinous touch as well, leading to an herbal hoppyness in the good lingering deep bitter finish.
M&D: light-bodied and very lively-textured. It's a easy-drinking standard bitter that is not to excite but to quench one's thirst. Good quality though.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On cask, pulled into an imperial pint glass. Nice mild, pleasant aroma and flavor. Amber colored, bready flavor, good balance. Easy to drink, fairly tasty.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On cask at The Crown, Victoria Park, London.

Pours dark orange with some white lace. Nutty nose. Apple malts with twig and tea leaf hops. Medium with some stickiness.

A plain old pint of bitter; no trouble to sip but nothing to go out of your way for.

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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.

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Photo of FLima
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It made 2 fingers of head that vanished quickly. Predominant malty aroma with hints of herbal hops.
Low carbonation with small bubbles.
Flavorful and refreshing taste. Sweet malt with a hint of spices and caramel. Not so bitter. Fast finish with oranges and mild dry. Good smooth beer.

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Photo of stcules
3.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, light copper colour, with a finger of white fluffy foam, creamy (as in English pump do).
In the nose affects the hop with earthy notes and orange marmalade (perhaps a bit of salty taste), and then something that reminds the redcurrants and the resin feel.
In the mouth the taste is full and sweet (perhaps too), with an earthy hops, and with hints of hazelnut and orange (always jam), perhaps too direct and sharp. In the long run is not as soft as it may seem at first sip.
The aftertaste (rather short) has hints of orange and hazelnut on a malty basis perhaps too pushy, but overall enjoyable.
In the long run could become a little heavy, so to avoid on summer days, but interesting at other times.

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Photo of BAsbill
3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Doom Bar Bitter from Sharp's Brewery
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