There are some beer styles that benefit from being yeasty, but I was dubious that strong bitter was one of them. As it happened I enjoyed the beer, it had a nice fruity flavour, but there was a bit of a harsh aftertaste to it, a touch of yeast bite I thought.
The beer was available in a range of formats so I trousered a couple of cans for more careful consideration. I let them settle for plenty of time in my fridge before trying them side by side. One poured carfully and one with all the yeast tipped in.
The (mostly) bright beer had good fruity flavours, and malty sweetness. There was a slightly harsh after taste but generally a pleasant drop.
The murky beer defintiely had a yeasty smell. It tasted a lot harsher. The fruitiness was still there but it was overwhelmed by the unpleasant yeast bite.
Perhaps not the most scientific of trials, but a clear victory for murkoscepticism in this tasting.