Thwaites Original Bitter
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3.43 | pDev: 10.5%
Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
England, United Kingdom
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jazzyjeff13 from England

3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2013, so it's a little out of date. Acquired from a B&M store a while back.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear coppery-amber colour with medium carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt with hints of fruity ale yeast and bitter stewed hops. Fairly average.

Tastes of mild caramel malt with a leafy bitter finish. Notes of caramel, fruity ale yeast, grass and stewed hops. Faintly sweet, followed by a balanced bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with restrained carbonation and decent body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of stewed leaves, subtle cardboard and a hint of caramel.

So-so; a typically traditional bitter. Looks OK, while the aroma and flavour are a blend of mild caramel and stewed hops. Decent body. Well made, but unlikely to blow anyone's socks off. No need to rush out and hunt it down.

Dec 10, 2013
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EmperorBevis from England

3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled and for some months a mainstay as available across the road from my home for under a pound a bottle
providing a light chestnut brown beer with decent head, nutty aroma and soapy bitter flavour C+ in the beer school report

Nov 01, 2013
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BlackHaddock from England

2.74/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

500ml Bottle: poured into a UK pint sleeve on 7 Sep 2013.

Amber and clean looking body, weak head of off-white bubbles that soon turned into a wisp and collar.

Not overly impressed with this brew to be honest: bland and almost boring in nature. The nose and taste lean towards malts and the beer is moving along semi-sweet lines rather than bitter.

It followed a bottle of Brain's Original Bitter and it just wasn't as good as the Welsh beer before it: in any category. A disappointment.

Sep 09, 2013
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Reagan1984 from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on cask while in London.

A finger of very creamy head topped the Imperial Pint and it stayed for a bit. The beer was an amber clear color. Tons of thick lace remained.

Aroma was very fruity and of nice bread.

Extremely nice bready flavor. Fruit just below the surface.

Smooth and medium/light in body.

A nice bitter indeed.

Apr 23, 2012
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fullsweep from England

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Imperial pint served on cask in a small Thwaites pub in Horton, Yorkshire.

A: brownish/tawny beer with thick foamy head--much more than is normal for a cask bitter--with perfect clarity in the brew.

S: mild, pleasant, sweet

T: again very mild for a cask bitter, slightly sweet and very low on the bitterness

M: extremely smooth and heady, although not much carbonated bite in the mouth

D: extremely drinkable due to the low ABV (typical for English bitter), as well as the smooth texture and mellow taste.

Apr 04, 2010
Thwaites Original Bitter from Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 6 ratings