RateBeer
overall
59
95
style
Coniston
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Bitter
Coniston, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


MPA's rating

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MPA (866) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Malt and citrus aroma. Sweet malt flavour with fresh hop bitterness leaving notes of lime. Decent.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
walrussell (178) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (7652) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Dark golden coloured and clear. Has a white head. Nice aroma, hoppy and herbal, floral too.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (167) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
500ml Bottle from Tesco, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Decent, if not groundbreaking traditional style bitter with a floral crispness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
retinadoc (159) - - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle. Pleasant, malty ale. Smooth and malty, slightly sweet; well balanced. Appropriately bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
barn0216 (515) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Connor66 (56) - - MAY 23, 2015
Poured golden with light white head. Lively light ale taste with hops. Bought at Asda, poured from the bottle

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvanFriend (423) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Tastes of caramel malt and some grassy hops. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Nothing to write home about.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rustbucket0873 (302) - Krikville, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Pours golden with light white head, clear. Aroma is malt, caramel, grass, and earth. Flavor is caramel, with floral, and earth. Overall run of the mill nothing special

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - APR 29, 2015
On tap at the International Tap House in Chesterfield. Pours clear golden with no head minimal aroma flavor is slight malt and some bitterness. But not much else. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (1232) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle 0.5l at Cika Boban Tasting in Vranovo Serbia.01.04.2015.Taste with cika Boban himself and my bro ippopotamo36!Pour it golden color with small white head.On the nose dusty,like a bar full of beer spill.Taste and Aroma of malty,funky,quite bitter but not too fresh I think.Good carbonation,sweet feel on the end.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 60


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50