Monday, 9 September 2013

Bishop's Best Bitter

Sherbrooke, Quebec is the home of Bishop's Best Bitter, a tasting English-style ale brewed by The Golden Lion Brewing Company. Weighing in at 4.8%, BBB is sold in 500mL bottles featuring a vaguely creepy beer-toting clergyman on the label.

This is a very clear, brassy brew, topped with an ivory head. It has a slightly metallic hoppy aroma. For a brew with lowish alcohol content, this stuff is surprisingly bitter. It's got hops to spare and a very dry mouthfeel. In addition, there is a slight note of raisin hiding below the surface, as well as a respectable malt profile.

This is a pretty good brew.  It's a touch too dry to make it sessionable and a bit light on the alcohol side of things, but BBB is flavourful and well built.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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