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Broughton Greenmantle Ale (Bottle)

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Brewed by Broughton
Style: Bitter
Biggar, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
The flagship beer of Broughton Ales - first brewed in 1980.
Greenmantle takes its name from the hero of John Buchan’s eponymous novel.
Greenmantle Ale is dark coloured with a characteristic bitter / sweet flavour created with an interesting blend of malts and hops.
Major ingredients are:-
Optic Pale Ale Malt, Black Malt, Crystal Malt. Hops used are English grown Challenger, Fuggles and First Gold.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJamesMcEwan (54) - SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
"A bitter-sweet ale, an immediately satisfying after-taste". Dark brown colour, strong toast but pleasant malt & hop aroma, good roasty & heavy beer taste. Easy drinking for a dark beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nilz (413) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
500ml bottle, a dark gold with s slim light head, faintly sweet hoppy aroma, as for taste a sweet light fruity mild hops and undemanding bitter finish. Fair enough as a mainstream ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
Never entered a rating on this one? Ok. This is a golden-brown ale, with a malty and slightly nutty character. It’s fairly light-bodied, and is pretty much just a brown bitter. It doesn’t really benefit from pasteurization, whereas I can see there might be a little mushroomy yeast character if I had it on cask.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (3988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours medium brown with large white head. Aromas are toffee, malt, with classic British flowery hops. Has a bit of a chewy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
_BaR_ (19) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 30, 2013
Ottimo colorito bruno scuro. Profumo poco intenso sul caramello. Corpo molto leggero e poco fruttato. Permane in bocca un buon sapore bilanciato tra il tostato e il caramello. Non impegnativa.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tide (1832) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle feom supermarket. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with hay, caramel, grass, malts and citrus. Bitter finish with citrus and malts. Decent bitter.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (1116) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
Bottle@tasting, 500 ml. Head: off-white. Colour: clear, amber. Aroma: some honey. flowery hops. Taste: medium bitter-sweet. Palate: bitter-sweet finish, low CO2. Overall: nice..

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lilja (1714) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Smak och doft av malt, humle, karamell. Lätt sötma som avrundas med en enkel beska.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (984) - SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle (£1.70 from Tesco):
Malts upfront with a bread like aroma and some sugar but not a lot. There is some darker fruits too with fig and some raisins and prunes featuring along with a bit of sweetness, all of which is quite light.
Fizzy, clear brown colour with a centimetre tall head that is foamy looking and halfs in size.
Malty upfront with some sweet, sugary malts and a lot of darker fruits including prunes and raisins from the nose. There is a bready taste as well and some sweet, earthy flavours with a light sprinkling of hops.
A thick, almost full bodied beer with a sweet and fizzy feel to the beer and a slightly dry finish that has good bitterness, a general fruity feel and strong carbonation.

Light tasting beer that is a pleasant way to start the evening without being all that strong. The majority of the taste is a malty one with some darker fruit that is pretty refreshing and goes down well with a good balance.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Not really into this one, really burnt malt aroma, treacly sweet taste and quite watery... Burnt malt comes back in on back of tounge. I find the taste and aroma a bit overwhelming - not a fan.


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