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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Cask; Regular.
Introduced 1995.
Ingredients: Maris Otter & Crystal malts; Roasted Barley; Challenger hops.
Named after the mountain behind the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the High Cross Inn, Broughton in Furness 16/09/2006 Fruit aroma. Mid brown coloured fruity and slightly rich on the palate. Some acidity. Crisp and bitter malt finish. 2. Cask Stillage at NWAF The Venue, Miles Platting 20/01/2010 Big malt and some spice aroma. Bronze mid brown coloured and fruity with a grainy and slightly bitter peppery malt finish. 3. Cask Stillage at the Community Centre, Tarporley 30/01/2010 Malt aroma. Mid brown coloured malty and smooth on the palate with a hint of dryness in a chocolaty malt finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2006
cask: hint of malt in the aroma, amber color, bland, lack of flavor, (maybe some caramel), watery, uninteresting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sregnar35 (991) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Cask Conditioned at Mahar’s in Albany, NY. Great cask beer, extremely easy to drink with a deep flavor character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2005
on cask at the Half Door in Hartford, CT. hazy orange pour with off white foamy head. Citrus peel aroma and vinegar. Light mouthfeel, low carbonation. Kind of sour, citrusy (orange peel) flavor, some yeast, malty - no hop presence. Not sure if this is infected or not, there is way too much of a vinegar presence both in aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10874) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Black Bull Hotel, Conison. Dark ruby colour with bubbly white head. Drank this after a morning climbing the mountain itself, The Old Man of Coniston is a dark rugged mountain and the beer follows suit, strong oaky and toffeeish. Nicely balanced, a great beer after a great morning.

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