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Coniston Old Man Ale (Bottle)

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Old Ale
Coniston, England


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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1712) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle from Co-Op opposite Black Bull, Coniston - As a BYOB at the local bistro, nice red body, decent off-white head. Rich nose of caramel and malts, taste has lots of rich cake fruit stuff going on, thickish palate too. Quite a decent drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
weordie (412) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Pours a dark dark amber with a huge foamy head. A huge malty aroma with, my wife tells me, a hint of roses. A malty backbone with a little bit of a nutty taste. Nothing special but a nice old shool ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2411) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to my friend from her visit to lakes. Brown thin head. Aroma is toffee malts taste same good sweet malts some nuts decent hop bitters. Medium body. Good malty bitter tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4095) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2543) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (16791) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2212) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (7936) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1320) - 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.

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