Bitter

Bitter

1982 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
Wild Rose S.O.B (Special Old Bitter)
Canada
4
2.814
Black Sheep Emmerdale Ale
United Kingdom
4
2.986
De Molen Amerikaans
Netherlands
4
3.243
Harviestoun Ptarmigan
United Kingdom
4
3.314
Jersey Liberation Ale
Jersey
4
3.271
Hook Norton 303 A.D (Generation)
United Kingdom
4
3.343
Badger Dorset Best
United Kingdom
4
3.471
Copper Dragon Challenger IPA
United Kingdom
4
3.257
Badger Hopping Hare
United Kingdom
4
2.886
OHanlons Goldblade
United Kingdom
4
3.071
Brasseurs et Frères La Récompense
Canada
4
3.300
Scotch Irish Session Ale (Dry Hop Border Bitter)
Canada
4
3.357
Banks Bitter
United Kingdom
4
3.014
Theakston Best Bitter
United Kingdom
4
3.029
Hampshire Ironside
United Kingdom
3
3.050
John Smiths Pub Draught Ale
United Kingdom
3
2.884
Woods Hopping Mad Bitter
United Kingdom
3
3.117
Woods Shropshire Lad
United Kingdom
3
3.300
Marston's Single Malt
United Kingdom
3
3.084
Ridgeway Ivanhoe
United Kingdom
3
2.850