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Frothingham Best | Great Newsome Brewery

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Brewed by:
Great Newsome Brewery
United Kingdom (England)

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jazzyjeff13 on 03-24-2011

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4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2010, so it's a little out of date. Picked up cheap from my favourite beer specialist.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A dark reddish-amber with medium carbonation and slight haze. Produces a foamy light brown head that lasts for several minutes. A floral hoppy aroma underpinned by sweet malt - notes of grain and citrus. Fantastic!

Tastes of sweet caramel malt with stacks of aromatic hops. Plentiful citrus and floral notes, with mild bitterness giving a crisp finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and leaves the palate slightly dry. A nice aftertaste of sweet malt and hoppy flavour.

Lovely - I could happily sink a few of these. Nicely balanced between sweet and aromatic bitterness. Well worth sampling if you come across it.

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Photo of vinicole
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnecjr
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Malt_Man
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served at cellar temperature from 500ml bottle into pint mug. I've had this one a few times and its a winner, but didn't realise I've not done a BA review, so here we are.

L) Red-copper colour, clear, no bubbles visible, thin whispy film.

S) Sweetish brown sugar tones, with a bit of English hops.

T) Deep caramel flavour with a bit of a spritzy hop balance. Slight bitterness.

F) The maltiness has a certain weight in the mouth. Little carbonation or bitterness.

O) I actually didn't think this one was as good as I remember it, but still decent.

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Frothingham Best from Great Newsome Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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