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Bollington Winter Reserve

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Brewed by Bollington
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bollington, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available bottled. Previously 4.6%.

Golden Brown colour with winter fruits, a very warming smooth bitter and easy drinking despite its strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
500ml bottle into a UK pint sleeve at home on 1st Jan 2016. Deep ruby hue to the dark brown body, a full but thin head sat on top. Red berries and hedgerow fruits in the nose with a malt base. The taste follows along in the same way, malty, fruity and: a dry feel dominates the palate and a bitterness arrives mid-sip. Decent and flavoursome, enough going on to keep me interested for the whole bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4260) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Brewtique, Macclesfield. Clear, well brewed tea colour. Thin, sticky, pale tan head. Granary bread malts. Dried dark fruit. Light toastiness. Taste is fruity dry. A gentle bitterness. Palate is fairly smooth. Finishes fruity dry. Hint of nutty bitter. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 24 Jan 13. Mørk gyldenbrun. 0 skum. God sviskearoma. Smaken litt syrlig. Malt & litt frukt. Tørr avslutning. Bra - men litt uvariert.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (11123) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2013
Half pint, cask, shared with Finn at The National Winter Ales Festival. Close to clear mahogany coloured body. Headless. Aroma of half tart berries. Malt-fruity taste joined by berries. Late arriving bitterness. Quite ordinary (Manchester, 24.01.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Cask at National Winter Ales Festival. Dark brown ale with a very lively light tan head. Nose lightly hopped. A little malt and light lemon. Easy drinking bitter with a little spice. Slightly astringent. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 2012, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, soap. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, malt sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120118]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
Excellent winter warmer , full of strong fruity tastes that leave a pleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Vale, Bollington 21/02/2009 Some roast aroma. Beige head. Dark coloured hoppy and a little fruity with hints of dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish.

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