Brewed by Coniston
Style: Old Ale
Coniston, England


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
Introduced 1995.
Ingredients: Maris Otter & Crystal malts; Roasted Barley; Challenger hops.
Named after the mountain behind the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (12590) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2007
On Cask @ Buckeye Beer Engine 3/24/07, pint glass: Frothy, thick, and creamy, cream colored head w/ a mildly hazy medium amber brownish beer. Decidedly floral and citrusy hops @ first w/ a healthy yeasty aroma to back up the hops. Lightly tobacco/earthy hints as well. Some malty notes that are reminiscent of saltine crackers, but faint to go along w/ all the caramel malts and hops. Also a healthy fruity, green apple nose. Well balanced up front, but turns lightly bitter in the finish. The malty back bone keeps the dominant herbal and citrusy hop flavors from getting out of hand, and has a bit of a yeasty bite to go along w/ the green apple fruitiness. Afteraste is toasty malt and yeasty flavored. Smooth, but dry m/f, lighter medium body, low level of CO2. Very nice session beer! I was not sure of the ABV when I had this, but for a 4.2% beer, nice complex for what seemed to be a smaller beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Cask at the Beer Engine. Poured a slightly hazy golden copper color. Mild aroma of estery fruits and bread. Mild flavor as well, crisp with some fruityness and a bitter finish. Very nice beer, I enjoyed all the work that went into pumping out of the beer engine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2007
(cask @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Rich red color with a foamy tan head. Aroma is rather hoppy at the front with some nice citrus notes and sweet malts. Flavor begins with a very present hop and floral taste which moves on to a smooth and malty middle and a dry and slightly bitter finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2007
troonbeerfest07- looks rootbeerbrown, head dissapeared tastes sweet, fruity, biscuity, tart. watery mouthfeel.cherries, tastes a lot nicer then it smells. mouthfeel is spot on. lots of nuts sice as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2755) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2012
At the Old Toad on recomendation of the bartender, he called this an English Pale Ale. It is a clear amber color, not much in the way of hoppy notes in nose or pale. It does have the typicall English hints of toffee/caramel, a bit of nuttiness, and is a nice session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9173) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (19528) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy amber color. Aroma of dried apples and rising bread dough. Taste is sublte fruit, biscuit, dry finish.

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