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Broughton Greenmantle Ale (Bottle)

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


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2016
Bottle shared at the 2015 edition of the chriso Pre-GBBF tasting - London. Cheers! Pours clear golden-brown with a light, creamy tan head. The nose holds old grains and plastic. Light sweet flavour, with more notes of plastic, light toffee, grains. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, with some toasted grains and brown sugar. Eh, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (17910) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8489) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mahkus (107) - 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 (308) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJamesMcEwan (201) - 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 (503) - 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 (15457) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (9318) - 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_ (22) - 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.

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