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Ballards (now a sub brand of Greyhound) Best Bitter

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Norfolk Tap (formerly Norfolk Arms)Arundel, West Sussex01 Jul 2018
The Ship InnItchenor, West Sussex02 Apr 2016
Three HorseshoesElsted, West Sussex30 Mar 2012
The Eight BellsAlton, Hampshire29 Oct 2011
The Fox Goes FreeCharlton, West Sussex10 Jul 2011
MedFest at West Dean GardensWest Dean, West Sussex10 Jul 2011
The CriterionLeicester, Leicestershire22 May 2009
The RakeSouthwark, Central London26 Feb 2009
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2008Margate, Kent22 Mar 2008

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.

The Norfolk Tap (formerly Norfolk Arms), Arundel, West Sussex

Jack WilliamNot Tried01 Jul 2018 In the yard, straight from the barrel.

The Ship Inn, Itchenor, West Sussex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Apr 2016
HSBNot Tried11 Dec 2014
AndrewNot Tried27 Aug 2013
thebrewingmanGood13 Apr 2013
thebrewingmanExcellent22 Feb 2012 Excellent bitter with a good malt and hop balance.

Three Horseshoes, Elsted, West Sussex

HSBExcellent30 Mar 2012

The Eight Bells, Alton, Hampshire

thebrewingmanNot Tried29 Oct 2011

The Fox Goes Free, Charlton, West Sussex

WittendenAcceptable10 Jul 2011 Not in tiptop condition, but a good best bitter, with plenty of malt.Good chestnut colour.
WittendenExcellent17 May 2009 Copper coloured. Initially malty and one dimensional, but after a few minutes the hops won through, leading to a well balanced traditional Best, well capable of coping with the epic steak and kidney pie that we consumed crammed into the inglenook.

MedFest at West Dean Gardens, West Dean, West Sussex

WittendenExcellent10 Jul 2011 This was more like it! A good, well presented example of a best bitter. Rich, chestnuuty and moreish.

The Criterion, Leicester, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried22 May 2009

The Rake, Southwark, Central London

IanNot Tried26 Feb 2009

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2008, Margate, Kent

IanGood22 Mar 2008 Amber colour with disappearing bubbly head. Standard best bitter aroma, some toffee, candy sugar and earthy hop. Standard, but tasty, good bitterness on finish. Good balance, decent condition, very drinkable best bitter. Also featured on The Market Kitchen on UK TV.

Ballards (now a sub brand of Greyhound) Best Bitter

4.10% ABV.

We have tried this beer 7 times.

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

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