Co-operative Supermarket
Formerly brewed at Freeminer

Style: Bitter
Manchester, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A classic British Bitter, brewed by the Freeminer Brewery in the Royal Forest of Dean and made with malted barley, from the Warminster Maltings in Wiltshire, the oldest working malting house in the country. Goldings and Fuggles hops combine to furnish the beer with a satisfying bitterness and delightful, hopped finish. Perfect with casseroles, steaks and red-meat pies.

badgerben's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Copper color with a small, quickly falling head. Light metallic and earthy aroma. Light apple and spice flavors. Fruity. Moderate biscuit character. Metallic twang shows up here and there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
Bottled 19/01/13. A brown beer with a tiny off-white ring of head. Mostly malty and fruity. A decent body for its strength. Easy to drink and well balanced. Quite old fshioned but competently brewed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Christmas Eve 2012: sharing a few bottles at home with dad. This 500ml offering had a BBD of 1 Jun 2013. Pale amber body with a white head that didnít excite. Malts just about push the hops into second place throught the tasting: malty nose, malty flavours and a malty finish, all with a hop undertone that kept below the surface but stopped the beer becoming sweet or too malty. A tad on the watery and thin side body wise, but an OK beer when you consider it has been brewed for a supermarket chain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2012
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via The Coop. Light amber metallic hop aroma, some cereal and herbs. Quite carbonated, a citrus ginger and honey sweetness. Finish is malty with a lingering spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2012
500ml bottle (Co-op, London)
Stodgy aroma. Stodgy taste too. A bit dead, but it is a bottled beer. MAlty, but goes nowhere. Meh. Perfect with casseroles? Iíd bet itís better cooked into casseroles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ralphdot (1035) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2012
4.5% amber colour with a thin head, sweet malt aroma, bitter caramel malt and hop taste, another nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle from Co-op, Syston. Pours a nice chestnut brown, clear, very decent head. Tastes highly bitter to begin with and the finish is long. Thereís a woody smokiness to this. Faint aroma. Good ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13236) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from a Co Op in Brighton. Gold with fizzed white head. Carbonated, wet cardboard flavour initially then a sweet boiled vegetable flavour. Thin on the palate, short on the finish. Not particularly very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
Got home from work tonight to find the missus had left me a bottle of this on the worktop with a blackened chicken breast (takeout from The Harvester) wrapped in stained kitchen roll. True love. The beer is a light brown streak of vanilla, raisin, English apple and breadiness peppered with aniseed; thin-headed, caramel-heavy with a stir of twig about it, but decent. Long-ago ground pepper, rotting fruit (apples, blackberries), brown Dolly Mixtures aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
500ml bottle. Amber with a thin white head; slightly musty malt aroma; a pleasant toasty malt flavour; and some gentle bitterness and caramel to finish. Not very exciting.

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