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Spotted Pig Bitter Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by waltonc on 11-04-2008

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1%

On cask at the Spotted Pig, served in a mug. Light golden orange with slight haze; medium with head with good lacing. Mild, malty aroma. Very smooth malty body (cereal grains), lightly sweet, citrus (lemon, orange) and floral hops, hints of yeast, slightly bitter finish. Light body but a bit of oiliness, faint cask carbonation. Very smooth, balanced and drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of GRG1313
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Breslin makes the best burger on the planet - for real. What could make it better? This cask beer is first rate and made only for The Spotted Pig and The Breslin restaurants.

Pours golden with light orange tint. Maintains a firm pure white head. Wonderful assertive yeasty fresh bread nose.

Mouthfeel is rich and full; served room temperature with very light carbonation. Perfect balance makes you just want more and more. Rich yeast and toasty flavors with a perfect malt/bitter balance. Wonderful by itself or with food. Just completely appealing and drinkable.

Finish of rich and full burnt toast is long lasting and a major appeal of this beer. Highly recommend a special trip for this cask beer (and don't forget to order the lamb burger at the Breslin!!)

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on cask at the Spotted Pig. A tumbler-like mug of the brew appeared an amber/copper color with a nice cap of foam. The aroma produced bread dough notes. The body is that characteristic homogenous, smoothness of a cask ale. The grain takes center stage in the flavor profile and a dash of bitterness tops it off. A tasty British bitter.

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Photo of CHickman
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask ale on tap at The Breslin Bar in NYC.

Pours a clear amber orange in color with a massive 2 finger extra creamy tan head that lasted a while and faded slowly; great lacing that leaves rings down the side - very good looking beer.

Smells of sweet malt, light caramel, citrus hops, lemon zest, faint grains and orange peel; sweet and malty, this aroma is soft and sweet.

Tastes like it smells, with sweet malt, caramel, citrus hops, floral hops, flowers, lemon, grapefruit, faint grains, light yeast and orange peel. Overall it was malty and sweet, consistent with the bitter style and generally mellow.

Mouthfeel was very creamy with no carbonation, a medium body that leaned slightly towards the heavy side and a real smooth drinkability.

A very enjoyable beer that washed down my lamb burger quite well. It was very easy to drink and quite tasty.

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Photo of Nickls
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(From notes)

A - Generous finger and half of white foamy head; mostly clear amber orange color

S - Lightly malty and bready; touch of yeasty fruitiness; faint hop note

T - Earthy hoppiness; bready; little hint of sourdough; some grains (in a good way); nice and balanced well

M - Medium; little oily; nice low carbonation but there

D - Big time drinkability for me; quaffable; paired great with my meal; lovely stuff

Great bitter and Brooklyn really did this one well. Tasty brew, and matches up to some of the nicer examples that I had when visiting the UK.

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Photo of waltonc
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had dinner at the Spotted Pig in NYC before heading over to Blind Tiger Ale House, and noticed this Spotted Pig Bitter Ale on cask. I asked who brewed it, and they told me it's made by Brooklyn. Amber, mostly clear, with sudsy white head; tastes very malty, slightly floral, with a slight bitterness, but bitterness is nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is very smooth, almost creamy medium bodied with light carbonation. This was served from a cask and at the perfect temperature. Seemed around 50 - 55 degrees. Not sure what the ABV is, but this is highly drinkable. A very nice surprise to accompany my dinner.

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Spotted Pig Bitter Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 17 ratings
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