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Broughton Greenmantle Ale (Bottle)

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


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from coop. Dissipatng head. Dark golden brown colour. Sweet aroma. Dry going down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (300) - 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 I’m 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 I’m desperate for more. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJamesMcEwan (92) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nilz (434) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13140) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (5176) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
_BaR_ (20) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tide (2006) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (1176) - 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..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lilja (1906) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Smak och doft av malt, humle, karamell. Lätt sötma som avrundas med en enkel beska.

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