Bitter

Bitter

1988 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
Timothy Taylor Landlord
United Kingdom
16
3.690
St. Austell Tribute Ale
United Kingdom
15
3.594
Adnams The Bitter (Southwold Bitter)
United Kingdom
9
3.567
Shepherd Neame Best Bitter
United Kingdom
3
3.517
Sharp's Brewery Doom Bar Bitter
United Kingdom
11
3.486
Durham Cloister
United Kingdom
3
3.484
Boddingtons Pub Ale
United Kingdom
173
3.474
Badger Dorset Best
United Kingdom
4
3.471
Halifax Steam Aussie Kiss
United Kingdom
1
3.450
Oakham Asylum
United Kingdom
1
3.450
Isle of Skye Red Cuillin
United Kingdom
6
3.422
Sierra Nevada / New Glarus There and Back
CA, United States
6
3.422
Skinners Heligan Honey Ale
United Kingdom
2
3.400
Brains Bitter
United Kingdom
2
3.400
Ship Inn English Best Bitter
NJ, United States
5
3.400
Surly Bitter Brewer
MN, United States
17
3.395
Victory Uncle Teddys Bitter
PA, United States
6
3.378
Smiles Best
United Kingdom
1
3.375
Youngs Dirty Dicks Ale
United Kingdom
43
3.363
Scotch Irish Session Ale (Dry Hop Border Bitter)
Canada
4
3.357