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Coniston Bluebird Bitter (Bottle)

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Bitter
Coniston, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottle conditioned.
Formally contract brewed by Brakspear. Currently contract brewed at Hepworth for Beer Counter, under the supervision of Peter Scholey, former Brakspear head brewer.
The ingredients and abv are different to the CAMRA Supreme Champion cask ale which continues to be brewed by Coniston.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and crystal malt; Challenger hops - mainly at the end of the boil.

BLUEBIRD is a fine session ale with a light golden colour. The intense resinous and spicy hop character which is the beer’s hallmark is derived from the use of unusual quantities of English Challenger hops, each bale being individually and personally selected by the brewer. The malt is, of course, Maris Otter fermented slightly warm to give a soft fruitiness with a faint hint of scented geranium.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2015
Lukt: Malt og eik.
Utseende: Fin gyllen farge.
Skum/kullsyre: En del bobler, tynt dekkende skum.
Smak: Litt fruktig, anelse vørter, noe bitter tørr avslutnging.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Det Gode Brygg, Sandnes, Nydt@Hjemme.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@4,2%, Når@11.09.2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (7809) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Dark golden coloured and clear. Has a white head. Nice aroma, hoppy and herbal, floral too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvanFriend (442) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Tastes of caramel malt and some grassy hops. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gruffyboy (33) - - SEP 11, 2015
Light Amber pour, decent head. Not much aroma and pretty bland taste, some late bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Connor66 (58) - - MAY 23, 2015
Poured golden with light white head. Lively light ale taste with hops. Bought at Asda, poured from the bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
retinadoc (166) - - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle. Pleasant, malty ale. Smooth and malty, slightly sweet; well balanced. Appropriately bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
walrussell (190) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Amber orange with a quickly dissipating head. Smells like geranium, toast, dirt, and beery yeast. Very dry, dominated by bitterness. Medium-thin body. Tastes like toast and dirt, and sour, caramely maltiness. The bitterness sticks around in the finish. Good, very easy to drink. A bit dry for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (256) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
500ml Bottle from Tesco, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Decent, if not groundbreaking traditional style bitter with a floral crispness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
barn0216 (524) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Pale orange. Buttery grain aroma. Light grainy bitterness, a little too malty, not sweet but sticks to the tongue. Common, forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (3362) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle at 100 piv. Clear golden colour. Poor head retention. Aroma nice floral hoppy English. Taste is mostly bitter, moderate bitterness, light malty caramel background. Mostly English hoppy flavours, long dry English hoppy finish.

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