Cats Whiskers | Whittingtons Brewery

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Whittingtons Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 03-29-2006

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Photo of gutbucket2
1.91/5  rDev -41%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

500ml bottle conditioned. bb 12/13. ap: reddish-brown, fairly clear, minimal 'scum' head. sm: faint berry. ta: confirms smell, medium sweetness and bitterness, light sourness. mo: thin, effervescent, rather watery. ov: disappointing. Scores low in every area. I could not decide whether this was infected. I have reviewed it assuming it was not.

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Photo of ADZA
3.83/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this beer from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass,it pours a hazy copper colour with a nice creamy,frothy,bubbly head that hangs around for ages which is very well carbonated and leaves nice chunky,frothy,sporadic lacing down the glass in patches,it is very well carbonated and has beautiful fresh,fruity,hoppy aromas and smells very floral,it tastes beautiful it has a nice above average mouthfeel with a nice fruity taste and a decent bitter aftertaste but not too bitter and definately my favourite english bitter so far.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.39/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown 500ml bottle, best before End of Dec 2008, drank Mid Oct 2008.

Poured into a Bateman's (Good Honest Ales) pint sleeve glass.

Clear, light amber in colour, with a huge amount of carbonisation rising up through the body to the large bubbley head.

Aroma was very hoppy, yeast and peppery/ginger smells also prevail as you sniff the brew. I have had this beer at Beer Fests in its cask form and don't remember the aromas being so strong, being bottle conditioned obviously aides the beer some way in the smell stakes.

The beer has a spritzy, lively feel to it, a fresh almost young (green) taste. Typical English Bitter flavours, but fairly well pronounced for such a carbonated beer.

I began to burp half way through the tasting, it really is carbonated to a high degree. This almost ruined the beer for me. I kept checking the best before date, had I opened it a week after bottling, because that was the impression this beer gave me. What a pity.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.01/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle bought from Sainsburys...

Poured a coppery amber colour... Creamy tan head poured quite big and foamy and faded to thin layer.... some light lacing...

Aroma - Light toasted caramel malts, some nutty sweetness, peppery, spicy fruits, faint metallic notes, tobacco hints...

Taste – Strong (quite overpowering) woody / tobacco notes, nutty, very light malts, some hop bitterness, no real sweetness, some dark fruit hints...

Feel - Quite sharp and dry... Light / medium body...

Overall - An average beer... The strong tobacco taste means i don't think i'll be trying this again...

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Photo of wl0307
4.08/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at the Waitrose supermarket, Canary Wharf, East London. Bottle-conditioned, 500ml brown bottle presentation. BBE FEB 07, served cool in a straight imperial-pint glass.

A: bright orangey-amber hue, coming with an effervescent, huge off-white beer head shaped like a large souffle which ve...ry slo...wly settles to tightly frothy hat~~ leaving very fine lacing along the way and being fed by constantly lively carbonation. The presentation reminds me more of an extremely fresh pint of German keller bier~~
S: delicious biscuity malts and tangerine+pineapple-ish fruity hops mix together harmoniously, backed by suggestion of spicy cinnamon stick, and sweet white-chocolate shavings; a slightly astringent/sour as well as sweet-woody note of yeast stays quietly at the back along with a tinge of perfume. Utterly pleasant!
T: chewy biscuity and mildly nutty malts abound, floating on top of a refreshing current of mild citrusy as well as sweet and spicy, almost licorice-like (but not exactly that~~), hoppyness; semi-dryish yeastiness stays at the back, leaving a soothing, bitter-sweet aftertaste, and an interesting kick of warming alc. down the throat.
M&D: medium-bodied, very balanced flavour, and creamy soft on the mouthfeel... This is one of those very rare successful examples of bottle-conditioned beers by British micro-breweries... Definitely worth seeking out. You'd certainly enjoy it if Bitter is your thing, even though this one is not that bitter...

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Cats Whiskers from Whittingtons Brewery
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 5 ratings