Coniston Bluebird Bitter (Ordinary Bitter - Single x 16.9 oz.)
Ordinary Bitter / England / 4.2%
It is, quite simply, a wonderful beer. It is exceedingly pale (21-22 units colour), with just a hint of color in its cheeks from the dash of crystal malt. It has a massive orange fruit aroma from the Challenger hops, balanced by biscuity malt.
Juicy malt and tart hops vie for attention in the mouth while the finish is tart and hoppy but well balanced by creamy malt. The bitterness rating is a substantial 36-38. The tangy fruit lingers on the back of the tongue until it develops a hint of orange liqueur.