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Yorkshire Best Bitter | Hambleton Ales

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Brewed by:
Hambleton Ales
England, United Kingdom
hambletonales.co.uk

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by EmperorBevis on 12-08-2011

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3
Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.81/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

500ml Bottle: BBD 06/2014. A Marks and Spencer beer, opened on 3rd March 2014 and poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard. Bottled Conditioned.

No sediment left my bottle, so I got a clear amber body with a good, deep, full, off-white foaming head in my tankard.

Nutty, woody, twiggy nose, with a clean malty base in a bleached muslin sack.

The taste follows the aroma: woody, earthy and malty, but with a sterile bent (see bleached muslin above). Bitter finish to a strange 'clinical' flavoured malty brew. Who ever over-saw the bottle cleaning didn't wash out mine too well because the whole tasting seemed to be overshadowed by some sort of cleansing compound.

Anyone else thought it tasted 'clinical'?

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Photo of rarbring
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The brew is clear light amber, many medium bubbles, an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Small curtains.

The smell is vaguely nuts, ripe apples and some grass.

Starting sweet, bread, oatmeal, some ripe apples and pears, finishing with a grassy bitterness.

Medium high carbonation, rather fresh and lively texture, medium small body, a smooth dry finish.

A nice bitter, refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought from Marks and Spencers as part of their own brand revamped beer range and clearly marked Bottle Conditioned
in upper case no less!

Poured into a handled dimpled pint pot to reveal mid brownish/dark amber body with a big healthy white head.

The taste is a little of a let down with malts overriding the rather subdued hop taste which is there just not enough for a Yorkshire Bitter.
There is a hint of oatmeal coming from somewhere, probably from the roast and ending in a yeasty slightly soured yeasty taste.

great carbonation and mouthfeel coming from the bottle conditioning, this is pretty much the highlight.

Allright but nowt special like

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Yorkshire Best Bitter from Hambleton Ales
3.48 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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