Bitter is one of my favourite styles of beer so I was really looking forward to trying The Ordinary Beer from London brewers Anspach & Hobday and I was not disappointed. It is awesome and it definitely gets a big thumbs up from me.
It's a very lively beer and it couldn't wait to burst out of the can complete with a huge frothy and tight cream coloured head. The beer itself is a deep golden, amber colour (as you would expect from a traditional bitter) and it has a slight haze to it. The head lasts very well and laces thickly on the glass.
Notes of caramel, biscuit and malt combine to create a mouthwatering aroma, along with a slight hoppy sourness and hint of sweet dark fruit and fresh pine. The flavour is equally mouthwatering with a combination of caramel, malt, toffee and biscuit exploding on the tongue and finishing with a subtle bitterness. Low, soft carbonation and a medium body give a super-smooth mouthfeel and with an ABV of 3.7% it's a very easy drinking bitter.
This should be called The Extraordinary Bitter as it is absolutely lovely. I love the added sweetness and the light bitter finish with no hint of pithy citrus at all. Perfectly balanced, it leaves a lovely sweetness on the lips and a bitterness on the tongue. I highly recommend The Ordinary Bitter and it's no surprise that Ale Be Seeing You again!
Brewed by Anspach & Hobday, London
My Untappd score: 4.5/5