Bitter

Bitter

2003 beers | 3.293 Avg Score

The original session beer. Historically, this style originated around the start of the 20th century in England. This genre of ales is divided into substyles differentiated on alcoholic strength and hop bitterness: ordinary bitter; special/extra bitter and extra special bitter (ESB). Ordinary bitters are the weaker examples of this style. Most examples of this style will be copper in color with a mild caramel-malt aroma. Some examples will also have hop and fruit notes in the aroma. The flavor will typically be bitter with caramel, noticeable fruity esters and earthy or floral hops. A very drinkable ale.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Thwaites Lancaster Bomber
United Kingdom
12
3.086
21st Amendment Bitter American
CA, United States
11
3.229
Sharp's Brewery Doom Bar Bitter
United Kingdom
11
3.486
Fuller's Chiswick Bitter
United Kingdom
10
3.346
Adnams The Bitter (Southwold Bitter)
United Kingdom
9
3.567
Youngs Bitter
United Kingdom
9
3.150
Wellington Arkell Best Bitter
Canada
9
3.017
RCH Pitchfork Bitter
United Kingdom
9
3.300
St. Peter's Ruby Red Ale
United Kingdom
8
3.309
Belhaven Best
United Kingdom
8
3.100
Worthington Bitter
United Kingdom
8
3.109
Shepherd Neame Master Brew
United Kingdom
7
3.270
Marshall McNellies Pub Ale
OK, United States
7
3.260
McMenamins Nebraska Bitter
OR, United States
7
3.040
Harveys Sussex Best Bitter
United Kingdom
7
3.350
Jennings Brothers Cocker Hoop
United Kingdom
6
3.100
Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter
United Kingdom
6
3.289
Isle of Skye Hebridean Gold
United Kingdom
6
3.211
Jennings Brothers Cumberland Ale
United Kingdom
6
3.167
Isle of Skye Red Cuillin
United Kingdom
6
3.422