Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Bitter
Coniston, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karol (643) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 22, 2013
Bottled. I love these english ales. Ease to drink, malty in aroma and taste, bitter finish, refreshing. What do you want more?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (725) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear copper with an off white head. Aroma is malt and wet moss. Taste is sweet, malty, metallic. There’s some floral hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On bottle: F14-275 It’s golden with a center dome of white, and a brilliant clarity. Smells of sweet malt, some bits of crystal malt, a little metal and herbal hops. Flavor is delicate, malty, nice and enjoyable with just a touch of noble malts. Medium bodied with low carb and a wet finish. Nice beer. Quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2200) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2013
I said I wasn’t going to drink today but wanted to grab a new English county tick so here I am at The Jeffrey sipping bitter. Pours copper with head that dissipates. Nose is slight metallic and grains. Tastes grainy, caramel, of pennies, apricot, lemon, and grass. Pretty bitter with lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (806) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Malt dominated aroma. Strong bitter taste. Pours copper with a frothy white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2986) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle. Sweet barley malt and hay aroma. Slightly hazy deep honey gold with a small off-white head. Barley malt and spicy -grassy hops flavor. Light body, lively carbonation. Rather highly carbonated for and English bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MattH (649) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Brother bought this one.Gold pour. Light flavor. Slightly bitter. Aroma is fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1175) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
A mid orange coloured beer, with a frothy but weak. A light malty aroma, slightly smoky with a background hoppiness. Dry mouthfeel. Dry malty taste to start, biscuity but not sweet, then a citrusy, zesty grapefruit and lemon flavour that lifts the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2112) - SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium straw, with a white head. Hoppy, malty, slightly phenolic aroma, apricot, grass, nuts. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, malty, faintly grainy taste, apricot, caramel, yeast, faintly phenolic and earthy. Robust, but quite enjoyable nevertheless. (2013-08-23)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9760) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a medium, creamy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is earthy and woody hops, cracker and biscuit malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, light malt and a dry finish. Light to medium body and medium carbonation.

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