Co-operative Supermarket
Brewed at Freeminer

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Manchester, England
Serve in English pint


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Contract brewed by Freeminer for the Co-op
This beer is brewed with the best available organic malt, handmade in on of the UK’s oldest maltings, from barley organically grown in England. This excellent beer is then enhanced with Fairtrade certified demerara sugar from a co-operative in Malawi, and finally bittered and given its unique charater by organically grown European Tradition hops, a variety well suited to this unique product.

Fairtrade certified demerara sugar gives this beer a smooth and rounded character with a liquid message in the bottle, you can indulge while helping others to a better life.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (3400) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle from the Coop. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - butterscotch from arm’s length away. Closer it’s sweet lemon. Taste - lightly fudgey. Pale malt too so maybe popcorn. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that is just too sweet to bring refreshment. Overall - it’s an also ran I’m afraid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoestring (297) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2014
enjoyed first botle, refreshed me - but got a bit samey and cloying after that first one. Began to taste a bit like my old home brew. Did my bottles vary - was that it?. Okay. Amber, big head at first - soon dissipated but left lacing. fruity /floral was there, but just lacked body in the end

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edsspoon (672) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Pours golden with a fluffy white head that quickly fades to nothing. Aroma of floral hops and fruit with some roasted malt. Taste of treacle, roasted malt and bitterness with a hint of spice. It’s alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1438) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
500ml Bottle from the coop, 5%. Clear golden colour with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, and hops. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, and hops, with a bitter to finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (5173) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2013
500 ml bottle from local Scotmid. Pours clear orange gold, no head, quite fizzy. Aromas are metallic and demerara sugar. Taste is sweet, very light bitter finish. Pretty thin and watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle from Co-Op, Wokingham. Poured a golden amber with visible, soda like carbonation and no head. Aroma or grass, straw and soda water. Grain flavours with toffee and orange peal. Palate is quite watery with light hop bitterness and some cereal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (3333) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
500ml bottle from Co-op, Ayr - clear golden amber, thin rapidly disappearing white head, mild resinous malty aroma, no lacing, sour caramel malty flavour, little bit spicy, unbalanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3557) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of mr_h. Amber brown colour, decent head. Katy resin malt aroma. Sour toffee malt flavour. Unbalanced with bitter & sour aftertaste. Not a good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nisse666 (4675) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle from local COOP cons 2013-03-29 Uddingston AR: suryp, bready, citrus AP: bronze colored body, wee head F: syrup, fizzy, artificial marple syrup

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (20450) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
Bottled. Hazy pale golden, small head. Fruity nose. Sweetish with clean, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Neutral with generic fruity flavour and low bitterness. Dull.

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