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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: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
The flagship beer of Broughton Ales - first brewed in 1980.
Greenmantle takes its name from the hero of John Buchanís 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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (14388) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruthís Shindig 2015. Clear deep amber/copper beer with a decent head. Malty vinous aroma, caramel, raisins, fig notes. Malty dusty caramel flavor, raisins, some figs.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5971) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Copper-amber with a thin head. Bitter with a light bitterness, and a nice light caramel sweetness in both aroma and taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mahkus (81) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from coop. Dissipatng head. Dark golden brown colour. Sweet aroma. Dry going down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (304) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
500ml bottle from Co-Op on the Isle of Arran. Pours copper red with a bubbly head which calms down to a small, off white layer of froth. Smells quite earthy, malty and fruity. Tastes initially quite crisp, green apple with a toffee finish. Gets more complex as it goes down and Iím getting other fruits of the darker kind but a sort of caramel, apple dessert taste is never far away. I have to be honest, this started off a bit disappointing but by the bottom of the glass Iím desperate for more. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJamesMcEwan (153) - 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 (460) - 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 (13600) - 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. Itís fairly light-bodied, and is pretty much just a brown bitter. It doesnít 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 (6645) - 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_ (21) - 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 (2286) - 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.


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