Pickwick's Best Bitter | The Olde Stone Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
The Olde Stone Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
England is rightly famous for its traditional draught ales, full of hop character, but moderate alcohol content; the kind of beer Dickens' Mr. Pickwick would have enjoyed. Our Best Bitter is a tribute to these ales, with a blend of malts creating a deep copper colour and full, rich flavour. This is balanced by enough hop flavour and aroma to make it earn the title "Best" Bitter.

Added by Sammy on 03-27-2005

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of eberesford
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep reddish amber with a decent parchment coloured head. Lacing is moderate. Aroma sweet - breads, caramel. Flavour balanced with clean hop bitterness - a slight floral quality. Medium body.

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Photo of robertj
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not outstanding but a nice refreshing local craft beer.

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Photo of evil_liver
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MasterOfArgos39
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of bobsy
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from the brewpub in downtown P'boro.

Deep amber pour with a creamy white head that left a few spots of lace on the glass. Lemony-floral aroma with some nice malts in the background. Nice clean bitter taste with a touch of sweet bread and toffee. Again with some floral and citrusy hopping, but balanced in the English fashion. Medium body and carbonation.

I thought this one was a pretty good example of the style, and reminiscent of many beers I've had in England. It would probably make a good session beer, and would be much improved on cask.

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Photo of slitherySOB
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Again, served at Hot Belly Mama's. Caramel colour, with a decent head. Again, long lasting. Smells simple. Citrus, malts, and some floral. Tastes good. Again, simple. Not quite sweet, not quite bitter. Excellently balanced. Mouthfeel is light and not quite crisp. Another session ale, and with the low abv dare I say a perfect session ale.

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Photo of Sammy
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lower than average alcohol, drinkable bitter. A palate cleaner. No smell, some ofsetting malt and citrus and acidic from hops. Thin-Medium mouthfeel. Dare I say a session ale? Light caramel colour. Does the trick, but average. Understated carbonation.

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Pickwick's Best Bitter from The Olde Stone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 7 ratings