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Theakston Best Bitter | T & R Theakston Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
T & R Theakston Ltd.
England, United Kingdom
theakstons.co.uk

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 01-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,554
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
11
pDev:
11.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 6
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.21/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottled
pours a burnished bronze body and decent enough white head
copper coins and malted bread aroma
flavourr is mostly copper coins but some bitter finish

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Photo of steverx8
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rastaman
2.48/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pretty ordinary stuff, grainy thin-ness, some light citric hops, watery limp palate, some bitterness, which makes up for the rest, watery, non-eventful finish. Not the worst bitter, but certainly not great. Had it cask at some pub in Wimbledon, London.

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Photo of Wildman
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This bitter is not as good as the Old Pec'. Bitters take a bit of getting used to drinking in England, but once you do, this is one of the decent ones. The color is not bad but the overall flavor could be better.

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Photo of ybnorml
3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark yellow colored liquid with asmall white head. Thre was a light sweet aroma with a hint of, I think, apples. The sweetness an hint of apple starts of the taste at the tip of the tongue. The finish was a good even bitterness though the end. Again a interesting session pub draft.

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Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of CanuckRover
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very light amber. Not much in the way of lacings.

Fruity on the nose, leans towards apricots.

Pretty juicy malt, standard fruity malt flavours throughout. Bit buttery. Hops add a certain citrus touch to the finish.

A pretty run-of-the-mill bitter, there are better, there are worse.

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Photo of dmcclurejr
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
3.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Theakston Best Bitter | 3.8% | Draft @ Montpellier Harrogate

L4.5
Beautiful dark amber with slight cloud. Perfect head.
S4
Good nose - classic bitter hoppiness
T3.75
Doesn’t quite fulfill initial promise, Fairly standard Yorkshire bitter. Some citrus notes.
F4
Smooth gentle carbonation. Held head very well..
O4
Very good example of a classic Yorkshire bitter, let down slightly by bland taste, which doens't match Timothy Taylor Landlord.

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Theakston Best Bitter from T & R Theakston Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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