Bitter

Bitter

1989 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
Charles Wells Bombardier Burning Gold
United Kingdom
6
2.889
Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter
United Kingdom
6
3.289
Courage Best Bitter
United Kingdom
6
3.200
Isle of Skye Red Cuillin
United Kingdom
6
3.422
Jennings Brothers Cumberland Ale
United Kingdom
6
3.167
Full Sail Equinox
OR, United States
6
3.200
Isle of Skye Hebridean Gold
United Kingdom
6
3.211
Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay Organic Ale
United Kingdom
6
3.200
Cotleigh Golden Seahawk
United Kingdom
5
3.100
Everards Tiger Best Bitter
United Kingdom
5
3.125
Jennings Brothers Cocker Hoop
United Kingdom
5
3.050
Shepherd Neame Early Bird
United Kingdom
5
3.088
Lancaster Amber
United Kingdom
5
3.125
York Yorkshire Terrier Bitter
United Kingdom
5
3.213
Celt Experience Celt Bronze / Caerphilly
United Kingdom
5
3.313
First Draft Butler's Bitter
Canada
5
3.138
Ship Inn English Best Bitter
NJ, United States
5
3.400
Cains Finest Bitter
United Kingdom
5
3.150
Badger First Gold
United Kingdom
5
3.300
Hook Norton Best Bitter
United Kingdom
4
3.171