Tiger Best Bitter | Everards Brewery Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Everards Brewery Ltd.
England, United Kingdom

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Boto on 06-25-2003

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by downes51:
Photo of downes51
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good beer this, sampled at the Lincolnshire Poacher in Nottingham. A lovely pale amber colour, shame the head didn't last very long. A nice hoppy smell. The taste; well it's not especially distinguished, but nothing wrong with it. The texture was rather chewy I thought. And very drinkable; after a couple of pints this lunchtime I would have been prepared to carry on all afternoon.

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Photo of Lemreway16
4.66/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An old favourite of mine. A proper English Ale with an excellent dry hoppy taste. Well recommended to any proper beer drinker.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

4.5%, 500ml Brown bottle, best before May 2010, drank early April 2010. Poured into a Batemans badged pint sleeve.

Deep amber/auburn coloured body, clear. The head was pure white and held some good lacing as the beer sank.

Malted biscuits, hints of toffee and caramel in the smell, no hop content aroma wise.

Fairly sweet tasting, as the smell suggested, the maltiness winning out over anything else. A hop bitterness does rear its head as the mouth dries.

There is a malty richness in the body, and it is easy to drink, but something is lacking somewhere.

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Photo of Drummermean
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of joecast
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. best before 9/06. 4.5%abv

pours a clear light copper color. the low carbonation makes this look surprisingly transparent. smallish head, off white in color. swirling brings up a bit of foam.

fairly standard english ale aroma. malty sweet with some floral hoppy notes. some sharpness comes through, sort of like nail polish remover, but very lightly. not hot like alcohol though. more sort of astringent in the nose.

well balanced taste. sweeter malt hits first, with a finish of light hop bitterness. finishes quick, leaving the mouth wanting another freshening sip.

let this warm and it fills out nicely. glad it was a 500ml bottle as anything smaller would not be enough. fits the esb style description very well. cant fault it for that.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My what an exceptional pint I got served today, superb
a real good real ale served really well.

It all came together superbly it was even a sunny day in Manchester lol.

A burnished glowing amber pint that took a while to settle to reveal a clear body and thick creamy pure white head.

The first sup was a hoppy punch that cleared the palate from one spicy meatball from an Italian restaurant.

A real bitter kick with a well rounded after taste and creaminess running through that took me back twenty years to Boddingtons brewed at Strangeways.

Fantastic :D

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Photo of mdagnew
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured a deep golden / rusty amber colour... White head poured quite big and faded to a thin layer...

Aroma - Light maltiness, nutty, woody, light sweetness, some saltiness, metallic notes, spicy, brown sugar, some smokiness...

Taste – Nice spicy hop bitterness, light toasted malts, nuttiness, noticable alcohol, peppery...

Feel - Quite sharp and dry. Medium body. Pretty drinkable...

Overall - A pretty good and very drinkable bitter... certainly worth a try...

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Photo of simonlopa
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Zimbo
3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thought I got a meaty whiff when opened, this poured an easy soft one inch head. Ultra intense heading which is unusual for a bottled English bitter. Slighty brownish orange and almost approaching Irn Bru in colour. Clean clear sparkle to the eye. Very nice.

Disappointing to taste, it is short and thin with some mildish hoppiness at the end but rather one dimensional. Little activity or development. A little too carbonic for me. Pretty neutral on the feel until the very end when the hops offer a rescue package but by then the damage is done.

Not at all unpleasant but just not as satisfying as I'd hoped. A real looker, this girl just won't put out.

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Photo of cypressbob
3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at a local Wetherspoons

Nice cask ale, pours with a nice amber body and creamy head akin to many cask bitters

Smell is dry and hoppy, scents of lavender and a carmelly warmth

Hops are the most prominant flavour. Great level of bitterness and drinkability also

Great beer

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Photo of Hanglow
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of velkyal
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one poured a copper caramel colour with a decent head on it, which stayed largely intact while drinking the beer. I really like the toffee notes in this beer, and the fact that the sweetness is nicely balanced by a spicy hoppiness. It was a very easy beer to drink and one which would make an excellent session beer.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a half-pint glass. Reviewed April 2011. From notes.

A: Clear copper. White head. Orangeish, with a red tinge.

S: Sour (casky cream). Faint hops.

T: Sweet and fruity. A bit carbonated. The body is thin, but full of flavourful citrus hops. The aftertaste is sourly bitter.

M: Firmish and good, but not particularly laudable. I wish it had a bit more substance.

O: Quite a good bitter...Not recommended, but worthwhile.

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Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of ManUtdSooner
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hand pumped at Rutland & Derby in Leichester. Copper colored. Easy to drink. A very nice English ale.
Best of luck to the LC Foxes and Tigers.

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Photo of atrocity
1.75/5  rDev -50.3%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a nice cloudy amber colour which takes a while to clear up. It smells nice and balanced, not too much of anything, just some hops and malts.

The taste is very nicely balanced as well, very quaffable indeed, and quaff we did! Overall this is a lovely drinkable pint, nothing remarkable but subtle and nicely drinkable which is a quality seemingly rare these days.

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Photo of Boto
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask conditioned, at a pub in the Marleybone train station. The beer is a light copper color. There is a small white head to it. There is a little bit of hops and malts to the nose. Some bitterness and maltiness to the taste. Very smooth. Good, but just another good English ale. Nothing to really distinguish itself.

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Photo of Kirk
2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of wl0307
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-reviewed this beer yesterday at my local Whetherspoon's pub in East End London.
A: clear, dark orangey or amber colour, a foamy off-white beer head lasting well and leaving tight lacing. But the beer is served slightly cooler than ideal temp. for cask ales, so I'd have to wait for it to warm up a bit...
S: softly floral and mild hop aroma, with very faint trace of zest--quite simple and soft.
T&M: lightly malty body underscored by an understated, almost tea-leaf like semi-dry bitter taste and underlying floral hops. Not complex, with a typical, softly bitter aftertate providing all the subtle joy. I can't help but once again relate this beer's texture to black-tea or thoroughly-fermented tea, that's low in tannin and rounded on palate, with bitterness sustaining well towards the finish and overall very very settled, albeit not pronounced enough. Nonethess I think the flavour is further hindered as a result of low serving temp.
D: as usual, this is a good honest bitter, a solid and quaffable brew by Everards, and maybe it's not brewed so much to impress as to fullfil its duty as a typical bitter~~

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Photo of bobsy
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask at some pub in Upton-on-Severn... I can't recall the name.

Copper pour with a small off white head that had decent retention and put down a few spots of lace. Sweet malt aroma with some floral hopping and a hint of citrus. Sweet, almost bready, malts upfront, but ably balanced by a floral hopping in the finish. Moderately bitter in that English kind of way. Body is medium with low carbonation from the cask. Well-rounded and satisfying, this makes a great session ale.

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Photo of FCox143
4.22/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tiger Best Bitter from Everards Brewery Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 25 ratings
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