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Coniston Old Man Ale (Bottle)

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Coniston
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Old Ale
Coniston, England

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Contract brewed by Beer Counter at Hepworths for Coniston.
Was brewed at Brakspear from 1998 to 2002 @ 5%.
"A rich classic ale, ruby red in color with a subtle yet strong fruit aroma. Full bodied and balanced with a hint of the finest challenger hops."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (15772) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle from Prima Beer. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - fruity and grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 290216

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3277) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber with a small cream head. aroma of boiled sweets, berries, herbal lemon drops. Drier than suggested by the aroma so the malt flavours are tauter and fruitier than the aroma suggested to me. Fairly light bodied, disappointingly a bit lifeless (I poured out the dregs b/c I was skeptical about the bottle conditioning)..Carbonation is pleasantly lowish. Berries, spices, herbal lemon. Firm bitterness. No idea what makes this an old ale. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6231) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2016
Shared 500 ml bottle (bottle conditioned) at local tasting, from Prima Beer, Hobro. ABV 4.8%. Deep golden to amber colour, moderate white head. Aroma of herbal English hops, with unusual hints of juniper berries and juniper needles. Very herbal hops in the medium dry flavour, highly drinkable. One of the few beers of the tasting where I wanted to drink the whole bottle. Will buy again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (2562) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2016
Shared bottle at RB/HB on board Fridtjofen 26.01.16. Slighty unclear orange golden. Off-white head. Aroma of English hops with a hint of herbs. Similar taste, with some malt. Fine aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3475) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2016
Fra delt flaske på RBHD-treff på Fridtjoffen januar 2016. Klar kobberfarget kropp med et lavt lyst skum. Lett fruktig lukt med hint av bær. Velbalansert sødme og bitterhet med fin urteaktig ettersmak. Medium fylde og myk å drikke.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7394) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2016
Shared bottle at local nautical tasting. Pours clear Golden/red with no head at all. Aroma is fruity with some good red ripe berries, taste is mellow and smooth malty, herbal lip smacking hops, light sticky mouthfeel, good one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (4343) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2016
Flaske ombord på Fridtjofen, rbhd jan-16: rødlig kobber med fint offwhite skum. Bæraktig aroma med et aldri så lite hint av sommereng og granskudd. Myk og rik smak med mye granskudd, røde bær og urtehage. God.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gurthnar (4480) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle from Drinkshop. A rich and classic ale it may be, but it is also heavily oxidized, which does not improve the drinking experience. I will take the liberty to go on and call this a boring and poorly made beer. Poorly drinkable as well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (14131) - DENMARK - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle, 4.8%. Clear dark amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, bread, hop and biscuit. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, biscuit, medium sweet, little burned caramel, little earthy and a little bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5639) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
50cl Bottle conditioned, 4.8% ABV: BBD 21 Nov 16. Poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged pint vase at home on 30 Oct 15. A little too cool when poured. Lightly tanned head, full but thin covering, the body a clear reddy brown. Malts lead the way in this brew, a bitter and hoppy finish balances the initial semi-sweetness nicely and tests your taste buds too. Very drinkable in deed.


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