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Coniston Old Man Ale (Bottle)

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Old Ale
Coniston, England


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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1014) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karol (507) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (633) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Amber and with a medium head. Flowers in the aroma, and not as much bitterness as normal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (2946) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mackeon (42) - - OCT 20, 2013
A very good offering from the Coniston people. Masterful hopping, great color, not too much alcohol, some fruit, excellent. Nice label in their very recognizable house style, not a great design per se, but quite original.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Poured pale amber with a smallish white head. Aroma of floral, slightly spicy hops and some caramel and bready malt. Flavor is of a solid but slightly boring classic english ale. Bready malts, spicy, earthy hops. Some fruity esters, touch of honey. I love that combo, so I dug this beer. But still kinda boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (6977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle. Raisin, toffee malt and hay aroma. Dark amber with moderate head. Mildly sweet toffee malt and lightly bitter grassy hops flavor. Very light body. Okay but extremely light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle from King&Godfree. Nice and malty. Caramel, nuts, hint of spice in the aroma. Sweet taste, with light bitterness and average length. Velvety and medium bodied. Brown with a thin head.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Clear coper with a short, off-white head. Aroma of fruit, breadheel. Taste is dry, bread and fruit. Smooth, simple... Light bittering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Tawny rust. Scattered foam maintains a wispy collar. Rustic nose of earthy, breadcrusty Crystal and peppery, tealike hops along with notes of tobacco, spice cake, unsweetened chocolate, port, and a plethora of bright fruity esters. Underlying molasses, manure and cinnamon. Soft, subdued carbonation. Deeply earthy and crisply malty upfront with a leathery yeast astringency and tropical fruits dovetailing with juicy mouth-enveloping dextrins. Quite quaffable from the get go, despite the complexity. Vibrant tartness of red plum flesh bounces and bursts alongside the springy pecan skin maltiness as it captivates with a deeply satisfying juiciness. Refined spicy hop bite lags behind and stimulates the appetite. Gripping dextrins are vivified by a silky vanilla-toffee richness and heftier toasted biscuit as they resurface. Hops wane in the nicely attenuated, beautifully harmonious finish which showcases a luscious continuation of vanilla cookie and toffee malt. Man, the esters here are profuse and absolutely dripping with ripe juices. Couple that with the intricacy of the malt and we’ve got ourselves a winner. Very pleasant.

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