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Coniston Old Man Ale (Bottle)

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Old Ale
Coniston, England


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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanoi (848) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle.Nose is fruity, brown sugar, . Taste is sweet malt, dark fruits, caramel, light medicinal hops hint of lemon. Mouthfeel is a little thin. It’s one of the acres of bland beers beloved by CAMRA but which leave me cold, it seems dead in the bottle. I need to try this on cask.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4026) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 6, 2016
Mocna goryczkowa paleta tego piwa mi się podobala. Dlugi dlugasny bardzo gozki finisz. Pachnie syropem klonowym i sokiem z brzozy. Troche spadzi iglastej. W smaku wytrawno gozkie mało slodowe, Bitterek w starym dobrym stylu. Wyglad prawie bez piany leciusieńko mgliste, zabarwienie ciemnej herbaty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tandembrauer (1175) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear copper with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, grass and hay, some citrussy notes. Tastes pretty bitter with some sweetness. Dry mouth feel, bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
The Etruscan (629) - Tuscany, ITALY - AUG 12, 2016
Beige fast disappearing head. Dark amber colour. Aroma is malty, fruity with dried fruits, caramel and roasty notes. Flavor is malty too with dried fruits and light roasty and caramelly tones, ending in a moderately roasty finish. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Perpignan73 (35) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2016 500ml bottle, chilled, poured into a pint glass at home. Attractive golden amber colour; small off white head; not much nose, sweet, malty, fruit; caramel and fruit palate with a dry, mild, bitter-sweet finish. Not much complexity. It’s a decent, drinkable red ale but a little underwhelming. I was expecting more given some of the reviews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17786) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3535) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2016 Rerate, 500 ml bottle, Cardinal pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.8%. Beautiful copper colour, moderate head, slightly off-white. Aroma of malts with toffee notes, also hints of herbal english hops. Herbal English hops in the otherwise malty flavour too, medium dry. Moderately bitter aftertaste. Nice to drink, moreish - not least for an old man like me. Original rating: 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (2914) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3565) - 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.

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