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Hackney Best Bitter

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Leyton TechnicalLeyton, Greater London03 Dec 2017
Forest TavernForest Gate, Greater London01 Dec 2017
The Gladstone ArmsBorough, Central London16 Nov 2017
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London01 Aug 2017
The New RoseIslington, Central London16 May 2017
Pub on the ParkHackney, Greater London02 May 2017
Tap EastStratford, Greater London01 Sep 2016
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London16 Aug 2016
Ravensbourne ArmsLewisham, Greater London24 Jan 2016
GoldengroveStratford, Greater London05 Oct 2015
Coborn (formerly Coborn Arms)Bow, Greater London27 Apr 2015
The New Cross TurnpikeWelling, Greater London10 Feb 2015
The Joker of Penton StreetIslington, Central London25 Nov 2014
Baxter's CourtHackney, Greater London07 Nov 2014
SwanBloomsbury, Central London15 Oct 2014
The Crown and ShuttleShoreditch, Central London19 Mar 2014
The Parcel YardKing's Cross / St Pancras, Central London24 Feb 2014
The Old Nun's HeadNunhead Green, Greater London18 Nov 2013
Williams Ale & Cider HouseSpitalfields, Central London21 Oct 2013
TaproomIslington, Central London03 Oct 2013
Brown BearWhitechapel, Greater London06 Sep 2013
Plough (formerly BrewDog)Homerton, Greater London04 Sep 2013
The GunDocklands & Isle of Dogs, Greater London15 Jun 2013
The Wenlock ArmsHoxton, Central London11 Jun 2013
1st East Dulwich Real Ale & Cider FestivalEast Dulwich, Greater London03 May 2013
Prince of WalesFarnborough, Hampshire30 Mar 2013
Howl at the MoonHoxton, Central London06 Mar 2013
Southampton ArmsGospel Oak, Greater London04 Feb 2013
Royal AlbertNew Cross, Greater London29 Dec 2012
Waltham Forest Sports & Social ClubWalthamstow, Greater London22 Nov 2012
Catford Bridge TavernCatford, Greater London28 Oct 2012
BrewDog Shoreditch (formerly Mason & Taylor)Shoreditch, Central London05 Sep 2012
Craft Beer RisingGreenwich, Greater London10 Aug 2012
Sebright ArmsBethnal Green, Greater London09 Jul 2012
Gunmakers ArmsClerkenwell, Central London19 Jun 2012

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Leyton Technical, Leyton, Greater London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Dec 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried08 Aug 2017

Forest Tavern, Forest Gate, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisGood01 Dec 2017 A traditional brown Bitter. Malty and quite dry. In rather flat condition but tasty enough.

The Gladstone Arms, Borough, Central London

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ChrisEExcellent16 Nov 2017

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

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Philip PirripNot Tried01 Aug 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Jul 2015

The New Rose, Islington, Central London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 May 2017

Pub on the Park, Hackney, Greater London

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Magnus GreelNot Tried02 May 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Oct 2016

Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

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Philip PirripNot Tried01 Sep 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 Aug 2016

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Aug 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 Jul 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Sep 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Aug 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Oct 2012
Stephen HarrisGood19 Jun 2012 The first beer has arrived from the long-trailed new Hackney Brewery. This is a good, brown, full-bodied, traditional bitter – and was selling very well.

Ravensbourne Arms, Lewisham, Greater London

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Philip PirripAcceptable24 Jan 2016

Goldengrove, Stratford, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Oct 2015 Came on after I had ordered.

Coborn (formerly Coborn Arms), Bow, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Apr 2015 Advertised for sale by showing a pump clip, but I was advised “We haven’t got any of that – there’s something wrong with it”.
Stephen HarrisGood27 Mar 2015 A very fruity Best Bitter.

The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London

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Philip PirripExcellent10 Feb 2015 In great nick

The Joker of Penton Street, Islington, Central London

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Philip PirripExcellent25 Nov 2014 Best Hackney Best I have had anywhere

Baxter's Court, Hackney, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried07 Nov 2014

Swan, Bloomsbury, Central London

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AndrewExcellent15 Oct 2014 Mid brown. Fruity - bit of lychee, bit of tart plum. Nice malt-nut bite. Nice

The Crown and Shuttle, Shoreditch, Central London

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BaymartAcceptable19 Mar 2014

The Parcel Yard, King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London

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HSBGood24 Feb 2014

The Old Nun's Head, Nunhead Green, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Nov 2013 A thick, end-of-barrel pint that was visibly undrinkable. I had to point this out – it was then happily replaced and taken off sale.

Williams Ale & Cider House, Spitalfields, Central London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Oct 2013

Taproom, Islington, Central London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Oct 2013

Brown Bear, Whitechapel, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Sep 2013

Plough (formerly BrewDog), Homerton, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisExcellent04 Sep 2013

The Gun, Docklands & Isle of Dogs, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Jun 2013

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, Central London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Jun 2013

1st East Dulwich Real Ale & Cider Festival, East Dulwich, Greater London

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oz11Good03 May 2013

Prince of Wales, Farnborough, Hampshire

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thebrewingmanGood30 Mar 2013

Howl at the Moon, Hoxton, Central London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Mar 2013
Stephen HarrisGood07 Sep 2012 A brown-coloured best bitter with some interesting hop flavours.

Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 Feb 2013

Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

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Philip PirripNot Tried29 Dec 2012

Waltham Forest Sports & Social Club, Walthamstow, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Nov 2012

Catford Bridge Tavern, Catford, Greater London

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Philip PirripNot Tried28 Oct 2012
Philip PirripExcellent27 Oct 2012 A hopped beer with rather fruity overtones

BrewDog Shoreditch (formerly Mason & Taylor), Shoreditch, Central London

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Stephen HarrisAcceptable05 Sep 2012 Amber in colour. Very bitter and slightly metallic, but thess flavours may have been emphasised because I drank it immediately after the Irish Red.

Craft Beer Rising, Greenwich, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Aug 2012

Sebright Arms, Bethnal Green, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisGood09 Jul 2012 Brown coloured, traditional best bitter.

Gunmakers Arms, Clerkenwell, Central London

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Martin the MildmanAcceptable19 Jun 2012 Fairly "safe" amber/brown bitter with no outstanding flavours to offend anyone. Hop bitterness just gets the edge but quite restrained. My score 14/20.

Hackney Best Bitter

4.40% ABV.

We have tried this beer 18 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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