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Whitbread Best Bitter | Whitbread PLC

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Brewed by:
Whitbread PLC
United Kingdom (England)

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-11-2002

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
2.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Small bottle.Pint glass.Enjoyed on jun´11.Deep copper in color body,white head.Brief,large bubbled froth.Some lacing on sides. Sweet malt & bready aromas,Soft hoppy too.Bitterness at first sip,grape hues.Persistent hoppy bitter flavor.Harsh mouthfeel not bothering anyway.Medium body,moderate carbonation. Lemony hints on the aftertaste.

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2.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: On-Tap at Hotel in Southampton, UK.

A: Light copper color with a small head and bit of lacing.

S: Mild aroma of some malt, not much else.

T: Mild malt flavor and a bit of bitterness in the finish.

F: Fairly light body and quite smooth. No real character present.

O: A bit disappointed, just a run of the mill beer. I am off in quest of some real cask ales while in England.

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2.93/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Archers (Whitechapel, London):

Pours light copper with a thin creamy off-white head. Strands of lacing stick.

The smell is mild - some buttered biscuit, slight floral notes if you really take big whiffs.

The taste is mild as well. Watery with some biscuit and mild tea-like notes.

It is pretty smooth in a watered-down tea way.

Nothing special, IMO. Easy-enough to drink, but rather dull/thin.

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2.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Average appearance, stale smell. There was something off about this beer, though I suspect it had more to do with the establishment than the brewery. This joint was more for smokers/posers than beer drinkers...a shitty London bar with keg beers only. Should've walked out of this place. This brew was obviously well passed its peak, gross. I hope to find this fresh somewhere, then re-review.

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Whitbread Best Bitter from Whitbread PLC
2.89 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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