Banks's Amber Bitter
Banks's Park Brewery

Banks's Amber BitterBanks's Amber Bitter
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Banks's Park Brewery
England, United Kingdom
English Bitter
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3.35 | pDev: 17.31%
Jan 21, 2023
Mar 06, 2016
Crafted with the finest ingredients to deliver a really easy drinking beer. A deep gold in colour, it comes with malty, hoppy flavours and clean finish with fruity overtones. Great with a packet of pork scratching or a hot pie.
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Rated by Purzo from England

2.54/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Bottle, bland and uninspiring. Cask may be better but I wouldn't buy this again.
Jan 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Offa from California

3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cask at Loggerheads, Shrewsbury. Gold amber, lasting creamy white head. Aroma biscuit and light apple and leafy hop. Stewed light fruits - apple etc, with hint of light sweetness balanced with zesty leafy hop bitterness. Very good.
Jan 08, 2023
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

2.57/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
-pours a clear deep golden-to-light amber with a small,foamy,white head
-spicy,apples,pears,light citrus,spicy
-Finishes dry
-medium carbonation
-light,watery body
Thoroughly underwhelming,watery Bitter.
Jan 06, 2023
Rated: 3.52 by TrojanRB from Texas

Jul 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.07/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
500ml bottle.
L: Clear, pale amber with one finger of white head and spotty lacing.
S: Clean and malty.
T: Follows the nose with a fruity aftertaste and light bitterness.
F: Clean, light and dry(-ish).
O: A lightweight, bland English pale ale. Very low hopped with low bitterness and very little flavour. Used to be a proper West Midlands bitter but now reduced to 3.8% and a shadow of its former self.

A case study in how large breweries destroyed historic, family-owned, English breweries through the 1990s and 2000s.
Banks (founded 1875) acquired many breweries over the decades including Marston’s, Camerons, Charles Wells, Young’s, Thwaites, Brakspear, Jennings, Wychwood and Courage. In 2020, Banks (who had changed their name to Marston’s in 2007) sold its brewing business to Carlsberg to focus on its pub chain business instead. All those historic English beers are now brewed, marketed and distributed by a joint venture 60% owned by Carlsberg, the manufacturer of one of the worst beers in the world, and it tells.
Jun 30, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by Daniel_k_morgan from Wales

Apr 20, 2016
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Reviewed by Hoppsbabo from England

4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Deep copper with a slightly off-white head.
S: Sweet hopiness. Not pronounced though.
T: Hmm, a very pleasing blend of crisp bitterness and subtle fruity sweetness. Maybe a touch metallic but mine's a fairly old bottle anyway. It's a plain old English bitter, which when done right is perfection in a glass, but this isn't quite there. I bet it's great on cask. Marstons pub co., you surprise me.
Mar 06, 2016
Banks's Amber Bitter from Banks's Park Brewery
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 7 ratings