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Brewed by Coniston
Style: Old Ale
Coniston, England

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Introduced 1995.
Ingredients: Maris Otter & Crystal malts; Roasted Barley; Challenger hops.
Named after the mountain behind the brewery.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2010
CAsk @ Black Bull, Coniston. Very dark brown with stable small head. Mild, shy fruity malt aromas. Some prune. Thin, almost watery. The fruity malt character is good but too subdued. Has a brilliant dry finish, though, and is a nice drinkable beer. Would peg it more as a mild than an old ale. The name of the beer is just the name of the mountain in Coniston anyway.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium to dark brown amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, berries, fruity, light caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100120]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
[Cask at the Black Bull Inn, Coniston] Toffee, fruit, a bit of bitternees, rather dull and not very old aley

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
Cask. Clear orangey brown with a small off-white head. Sweetish nutty nose. Light body, sweet nuts and caramel. No bitterness. 200110

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Draught at TND: Aroma of Earth, yeasty dough, English malts, east kent goldings, and slight tea. Nice aroma for the style. Poured amber/brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, off-white/tan head that lasted throughout. Fair lacing. Clear. Very sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of honey, Earth, malts, bread, east kent goldings, slight tea, and hops. Medium body. Smooth, dry texture. Average carbonation. Earth, malt, hop, and wheat bread finish is dry. Pretty good for the style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask at Black Bull, Coniston, Cumbria. home of the Coniston Brewery. Dark mahogany brown with a small off white head. Earthy malt aroma. Earthy malt taste. Pretty earthy, in fact. Mid bitter finish. Served rather cold, so any other, non earth related nuances were lost on me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle Conditioned from Peabody’s. Not what I want from an Old Ale. A slight off detergent smell on the nose. Decent flavor with nice malts and good roasty flavors. Finishes okay with a slight balance of hops.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2008
Buttery wine aroma, good one. Taste strong, metallic, with a medium finish. Brown hazy body and a small beige head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1563) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2008
on tab at Kaisla 15.9.2008.Golden bubbly and clear with a small white head. Nice hoppy flavor, but the rest is quite dull. Reminds me of Urquell.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2008
Keg 0.25L at Angleterre 6.9.-08. Slight apple in the nose. Copper brown reddish colour. White head 5mm. First taste some burnt sugar. Slight sourness. No sweetness.


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