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Brewed by Coniston
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Coniston, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This beer is brewed in memory of Harry Belton, the brewer’s grandfather, who was a master blacksmith in Coniston. This rich, strong ale warming with hints of Christmas pudding is brewed using Challenger hops and crystal malt. Strong Ales Category 2007 Gold Medal Winner SIBA North Competition. Cask, seasonal.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotty (1064) - - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle, from Asda Carlisle. Bronze with a thin, but long lasting white head. Good malty nose, palate is also dominated by a gentle malty sweetness with a nice citrus bitter edge. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4475) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb, cheers Ash! Pours clear amber, short-lived off-white head. Aromas of cake mix, spice, dried orange peel. Taste is more orange, light spice. Medium body, creamy texture, sweet spicy finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
50cl bottle from the Black Bull. Appearance - amber with a decent head which hangs around. Nose - cake mixture and a hint of spice. Taste - tangy dried orange and generally fruit cake. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall - very enjoyable. Extra complexity seems to develop down the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (986) - ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Copper amber ale with a decently thick off-white head. Nose is ginger biscuits, light lemon, salty toffee and sweet malt. Toffee and a hint of ginger & spices. It feels like I’m drinking this one at the wrong time of year. Quite "full" and it’s not a quaffer. A full "cakey" finish and I can definitely see the appeal here, but it’s a bit sickly for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1576) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
bottled. Sweet malty amber coloured beer. Barnyard & yeasty aromas, full flavoured chewy palate, with plenty of body. Lingering aftertaste with some mid dryness in the finish and very faint sulphur. A very English beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
Handpull, The Miles Thompson (JDW), Kendal, Cumbria, 15/02/13. Cream-topped bronze. Soft English hop; berry, herbal-hinting nose. Slate and caramel softness; tweak of aniseed, berry hints. Dull, soft and solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2012
At the Black Bull Coniston. Mid copper brown, tight head which lasts. Caramel like sweetness, maltiness and a light bitterness to finish. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 23/04/2004 Amber golden coloured and a litte hazy in appearance. Fruity and slightly acidic tasting with a hint of dryness in a lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1651) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
[Cask at the Black Bull Inn, Coniston] Toffee and malt with a hint of mint and a dry bitter finish. Nice at first, but grew less appealing the more I drank.

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