Bitter – 2022

BreweryBeerABVTown / CountyTasting NotesBeer NumberBarDietary
AbbeydaleDaily Bread3.8%Sheffield - South YorkshireA classic copper coloured English bitter. Well balanced with a smooth finish.2A
AbbeydaleDr. Morton's Demon Drink4.2%Sheffield - South YorkshirePale, golden beer with aromas of citrus and pine. A complex yet refreshing palate with biscuit, grapefruit and tropical flavours with a little underlying bitterness.3AGluten Free
Anspach & HobdayThe Ordinary Bitter3.7%Beddington - Greater LondonLight brown beer with malty aroma .The spicy and resinous hop and biscuit malt flavours combine well. A subtle bitterness with sweet malt emerging in the aftertaste.
BattleConquest4.1%Battle - East SussexFour British hops combine to give a well balanced beer with a pleasant hop finish. Ideal session beer.19AVegan
Bond BrewsBest of British4.0%Wokingham - BerkshireA tawny-coloured bitter with malt, hops and fruit in the aroma. These are more prominent in the taste where dried fruit, earthy taste and slight caramel become apparent. The finish is sweet with a nutty flavoured aftertaste.29A
Brew YorkMaris the Otter3.9%York - North YorkshireClassic English Bitter with smooth bitterness and good body.34A
BrightwaterDaisy Gold4.0%Claygate - SurreyA balanced Golden ale with a bitter-sweet finish, the perfect secession ale.40A
BrightwaterLittle Nipper3.3%Claygate - SurreyA lower gravity Golden Ale that is well hopped with plenty of bite!41A
BrockleyBest4.5%Brockley - Greater LondonA generous helping of cara-pilsner malt in the mash gives this beer its delectably smooth roasted flavour, together with subtle hints of caramel and toffee on the tongue. Gently bittered with Admiral and Centennial hops in the boil, whilst a late addition of Bullion brings a smattering of dark fruit notes and spice to complement those classic, warm, earthy undertones.46AVegan
By The HornsPanowow3.8%Summerstown - SurreyA true British bitter offering layers of complex roasted malts rounded with flowing floral hops All British Malt, Hops, Yeast and of course Water52A
CloudwaterRock the Cask Bar4.2%Manchester - Greater ManchesterA modern twist on the classic mancunian bitter.58AVegan
Crouch ValeEssex Boys Best Bitter3.8%South Woodham Ferrers - EssexFull bodied, traditional-style mid-brown “best” brewed from 100% English barley malt and copious English Challenger and Boadicea hops, which shine through.63A
EalingTW85.6%Brentford - Greater LondonTawny beer with little caramel malt on the nose then smooth and bitter and a caramel sweetness over earthy herbal bitterness, and a light fruity background

Fat CatNorwich Bitter3.8%Norwich - NorfolkGrapefruit on the nose continues into the taste. A strong hoppy bitterness overcomes an underlying maltiness to add depth and complexity. Softly drying finale.84A
Five pointsBest4.1%Hackney - Greater LondonFruity full flavoured, well balanced amber bitter with earthy hops, sweet caramel and a hint of apricot on the nose. Flavour has a little dry roasty character overlaid with caramel, nuts and orange. A lingering dry finish with a hint of spicy hops and a developing bitterness. A little orange peel on the palate.
Fuller'sESB5.5%Chiswick - Greater LondonOrange marmalade with hops, caramelised toffee and some raisons this warming, multifaceted strong brown bitter. Long, bitter, malty dry finish.102A
Fuller'sLondon Pride4.1%Chiswick - Greater LondonWell-balanced smooth bitter with orange citrus fruit, malt and hops in aroma and flavour lingering into a slightly bitter aftertaste.101A
FyneHurricane Jack4.4%Cairndow - Argyll and The IslesSmooth Golden ale, deep citrus flavours which mellow to a lingering citrus bitter finish.105A
Harvey'sSussex Best Bitter4.0%Lewes - East SussexFull-bodied brown bitter. A hoppy aroma leads to a good malt and hop balance, and a dry aftertaste.109A
Hook NortonOld Hooky4.6%Hook Norton - OxfordshireA strong bitter, tawny in colour. A well-rounded fruity taste with a balanced bitter finish.337WOOD
Iron PierBitter4.0%Gravesend - KentHoney and spice, with some orange and plum, with a firm balancing bitterness.121A
Liquid LightWizard Of Finance4.2%Nottingham - NottinghamshireMade with a blend of malts to achieve a light copper hue, and a combination of East Kent Goldings and Northdown hops. The resulting beer has bready biscuity honey notes from the malt, a slight fruity ester from the British ale strain yeast and subtle bitter finish to keep it refreshing.133AVegan Unfined
London BrewingLondon Lush3.8%North Finchley - Greater LondonA pale, hoppy bitter with a good balance of hop and malt and a little fruit. Dry finish with some lingering hoppiness.142A
Mad SquirrelMister Squirrel4.0%Potten End - HertfordshireA chestnut-coloured bitter, lightly-hopped with a creamy texture. Hints of caramel and vanilla complement the slightly hoppy and malty overtones.143A
MutineersFilibuster3.4%Bromley - Greater LondonSession Bitter with a smooth full-bodied taste155A
Nene ValleyManhattan Project4.0%Oundle - NorthamptonshireA light and refreshing beer with lots of citrus and tropical flavours from the Mandarina, Citra and Eureka hops.159AGluten Free
PennineHair of the Dog3.9%Bedale - North YorkshireRefreshing, easy drinking blonde with good hop aroma and gentle bitter aftertaste.192BVegan
RedemptionHopspur4.5%Tottenham - Greater LondonDark Amber well-balanced Premium Bitter with caramelised citrus and hazelnuts on the nose and palate where a spicy hoppiness is present, which grows in the bitter finish where maltiness remains.207B
RedemptionUrban Dusk4.6%Tottenham - Greater LondonSmooth ruby-brown bitter. Sweet fudge and a caramelised orange note are balanced by a spicy dry bitterness that lingers. A little light nutty coffee character.214B
Sambrook'sJunction4.5%Wandsworth - Greater LondonSmooth, full bodied tawny premium bitter with sweet caramelised orange, toffee, sultanas and spicy hops that develop on the gentle growing bitter dryish finish. Aroma is roasty, slightly sweet overlaid with sultanas.221B
Sambrook'sWandle3.8%Wandsworth - Greater LondonA touch of dryness balances the rounded sweetish malt flavour of this fruity, quaffable pale brown bitter. Peach, citrus and notes and hops are on the palate with hints of roast. A gentle dry, bitter aftertaste with a trace of caramel.225B
SirenMemento3.8%Finchampstead - BerkshireBiscuit and caramel flavours are balanced by grassy, herbal and citrus notes and a refreshing bitterness.234B
StardustEnglish Bitter4.0%White Waltham - BerkshireSlightly fruity aroma, clean, fresh balanced taste, with a refreshing bitter finish. A blend of traditional British malt and hop flavours. Notes of roasted caramel balanced by a clean bitter finish, with a classic hop aroma.341WOOD
StardustRoast Note4.3%White Waltham - BerkshireA best bitter with a blend of the best English roasted malts complimented by East Kent Goldings, Fuggle and Challenger hops. Low bitterness makes the roast malt flavours the dominant characteristic.260B
Thirst ClassBitter Me Up 3.8%Reddish - Greater ManchesterNo tasting note available.262BVegan Unfined
ThornbridgeLord Marples4.0%Bakewell - DerbyshireSmooth, traditional, easy-drinking bitter. Caramel, malt and coffee flavours fall away to leave a long, bitter finish.273B
True NorthStones4.0%Sheffield - South YorkshireFirst brewed in Sheffield at the Cannon Brewery, the beloved bitter will make its triumphant return to the steel city!296B
TwickenhamSmiler's Ale4.8%Twickenham - Greater LondonAmber ale with a refreshing citrus and pine aroma. Dry, hoppy flavour with a slight fruitiness underneath. Long, pleasing hoppy finish with a touch of orange peel.299B
Tyne BankMonument Bitter4.1%Newcastle upon Tyne - Tyne and WearMonument is quintessentially English ; the malt base provides hints of biscuit and caramel which are perfectly balanced by the English hops. Low bitterness and moreish flavour.302B
White HorseBitter3.7%Stanford in the Vale - OxfordshireFloral, with hints of citrus.315B
WimbledonCommon Pale Ale3.7%Wimbledon - Greater LondonLight brown well balanced session bitter with hops, orange, biscuit and caramel on the nose and flavour that starts sweetish and then the bitterness comes through. The finish is bitter and dry.317B
Windsor & EtonWindsor Knot4.0%Windsor - BerkshireAmber-coloured ale with a topical fruit aroma. An initially sweet malt & fruit taste followed by a mild bitter finish.323B
XTXT43.8%Long Crendon - BuckinghamshireA modern session amber ale – a blend of English and Belgian malts matched with American and English hops.339WOOD