Courage Best Bitter

Courage Best Bitter

Rated 3.200 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Scottish & Newcastle

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Style:  Bitter

4% Alcohol by Volume

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A part of the Courage family, and a beer with over 200 years of brewing pedigree, Courage Best Bitter retains its widespread popularity. Pale brown in appearance with a bitter after taste, Courage Best Bitter consumers enjoy its lower ABV of 4% that allows them the opportunity to enjoy their favourite ale for longer. Courage Best Bitter is also a major sponsor of rugby union clubs including the Plymouth Pirates and the Exeter Chiefs and are sponsors of local events within its south west of England heartland.

ID: 10419 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank19406
Overall Percentile58.3
Style Rank158 of 837
Style Percentile81.1
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.300
Weighted Score3.200
Standard Deviation0.385

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  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 2.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    From the cask at the crown in Rochester, kent. Warm. Ruby and dark golden color. Transparent. Skiff of head. Watery tasting tastes of bread and diluted brown sugar. Quick like many English bitters. Touch of overstepped tea like bitterness in the front of the tongue. Nice.

  • BEERHAWK 351 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I liked Courage. Middle brown colour with a bit of head. It strikes me as a lot milder then alot of standard bitters, but it still has a nice body even if there isnt alot on it.

  • WRIKOLAKAS 355 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Fine bitter ale. Deep red-brownish color (turns after cocoa like bubbling), creamy foam, sweetish malty aroma. Rather dry, but smooth and rich, close to medium body. Nicely malty, fruity flavor, average bitterness in few seconds after the sip, smooth and yeasty at the end, moderately bitter aftertaste. I would choose another for drinking one more pint, but it was really worth to try.

  • FOGHORN65 196 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    I love this beer in England but only tolerate it here by comparison. And I still love to drink it. It's better in a fresh bottle than draught in America. In England this is always worth a pint or many.

  • SIGMUND 4116 reviews
    rated 3.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Rerate, cask at the Station Hotel, Ipswich: Aroma of English malt vinegar, hints of dishwasher liquid. Smooth flavour without too much character. Low on hops. Original rating, 3.1: (Draught). I remember this one as a decent standard bitter, nothing remarkable.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.1 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Truly ordinary english bitter. I quickly returned to the Fullers housed the next tap down.

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