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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: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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."


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
Clear nutty brown colour with lasting head. Has some sweet, fruity malt in the aroma. Also a bit of yeast. Rather too gassy from the bottle but it settles down after a while. A very well balanced beer with fruity notes up front and a subtle bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Widnes [111114]
Copper caramel brown, clear, frothy off white head, some lacing
Aroma of brown caramel malts, some toasted malt, dab of yeast, soft brown leaves, soft hedgerow fruits
Taste of fruity caramel malts, bit nutty, dab of soft toffee, dab of earthy hops, mellow toasted brown malts, soft hops, quite malty
Palate - soft carb, medium body, soft bitter sweet, good balanced palate. Finish as main flavour, fruity caramel malts, soft toasted malts
Overall - Nice traditional brown bitter, quite decent

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4/3/2010. From bottle. Copper color with a tan head. Malty aromas with caramel and light fruit. Slightly bitter, caramel flavors, light hops.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (13437) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby maroon color, medium of white head. Aroma of toasted fruity caramel. Taste is earthy caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2005) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Clear dirty copper pour with a 1 finger, soapy beige head. Aroma is apple skins, toffee, light nutty notes and fruity and herbal hops. Flavor is toffee and apple skin up front, some cereal, light metal, a hint of roast, some planty sourness that reminds me a bit of rhubarb and some mineral notes toward the finish. Light, dry body, medium carbonation. Good stuff overall, a little weird with the slight sourness, but good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (7235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle at home. Medium high but quickly disappearing off-white fluffy head. Clear amber body. Mild malty caramel straw aroma with apple pear notes. Mild and sweet malt apple pear caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long dusty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Light amber ruby color,light head,some lace. Aroma of mineral,slight caramel, and slight roasted caramel. Mostly minerally. Minerally taste with some roasted carmel, smooth light malty with a more roasted carmelly and light roasted malt character.Light general bitter with some citrus/earthy character. Good/ ok... and kinda what I was expecting, like their others more. Nice session English ale though. Finish seems to get more citusy and peppery leaving that on your palate.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karol (666) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2013
Bottled. One word: delicious! Fruity tea herbal like aroma. Malty taste with again some herbal tea tones with a mild bitter longlasting finish, just like tea with no sugar. The low carbonation meets exactly my level. A great beer in its class and price level.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (898) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Amber and with a medium head. Flowers in the aroma, and not as much bitterness as normal.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Amber-red without a head. This has a subtle sweet character with some winter type fruits evident.


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