Banks’s Bitter pours a deep gold, with a good head that lasts, making for a very good looking drink to serve. The foam hides some of the tangy hop and malt aroma, but this is revealed in the taste. It is bright, the fruity zest of fragrant hops being supported by a nice malt background, without any of the heaviness you may get from regular bitter. A light finish leaves you wanting more, the fragrant hops lingering slightly.
This is, as the label says, an “outstanding example of classic English Ale”. It is very light at 3.8% abv, but it has the flavour that makes it feel much more of a pint than you would expect. A very pleasant bottle indeed, on its own or with a light lunch.
|Contains:||English Fuggles and Golding Hops, Barley Malt|
|Closure:||Bottle top, 500ml|
|Source:||Banks’s Beer Company|