Arkell Best Bitter | Wellington County Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wellington County Brewery
Ontario, Canada
wellingtonbrewery.ca

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally served as a real ale, Arkell Best Bitter has a loyal following. This delicate and well-balanced bitter is Wellington’s session beer.

Added by the42ndtourist on 11-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
114
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
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4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mark_mla
4.85/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious session able
Blue boot can

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3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good beer it resembles a southern British bitter which I find are a little more fruity in flavour. Overall worth trying

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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

473ml can into nonic pint. "BEST BEFORE 2015 Jan 06", consumed on november 11, 2014

a: a clear light copper, burnt orange, iced tea-esque hue. under a finger of bone-coloured head that faded away quickly

s: sweet biscuity malty caramel, toasted bread, tea leafy/herbal/earthy notes, smelling some figs in here too. slight buttery presence. not a strong aroma but has lots of great scents

t: caramel, bread, biscuit, butter, tea, fig, grass. picking up on some mild raisin and floral notes. faint hop bitterness

m: feels light but is not completely watery, which is nice at 4% abv. this beer has an understated creamy/sticky quality on the finish. very pleasant. light-to-medium carbonation

o: a light, sessionable, and tasty ale

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a small head that is gone in 1min. Dark golden color

S- Pretty good. Lots of malt.

T- Bit of a let down. Watery bitter beer. Sorry

M- Not much here.

O- Not so good. Will not buy again. Just a watered down bitter beer that reminds me of a decent English bitter

Food Pairing

Sorry but this beer is not worth a match.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper, filtered, medium low carbonation, little foam with a beige tint.

S: Caramel, red tea, iron, malt.

T: Reminds me of an English brown ale, taste of hard water, dark malted toasty notes, little actual bitterness, some sweet some sour, but these are subdued by the toasty malt. Some orangey citrus when you suck air through it, but this too is subdued.

M: Medium body, somewhat chewy, little to moderate carbonation.

O: Nice to have a craft beer from my University Home town, in an English style. My first English Bitter, but really reminds me of English Browns.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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Arkell Best Bitter from Wellington County Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 114 ratings.
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