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Copper Kettle Copper’s Bloody Best

Copper Kettle Copper’s Bloody Best
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A traditional British best bitter. Honey colored with a slight haze. Smooth with a mild hop flavor from the English Golding hops. "Bitter" is a British term for pale ale, but less hop focused than a typical American pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
On tap at Copper Kettle, had to order it when I saw the low ABV, session beer! Smell was slightly buttery, then a bit of malts, whatever. Flavor had a slight subtle bitterness, a hint of butter and caramel, very subtle flavors overall but quite easy to drink and one I would order again easily. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 03-13-2012 04:01:00

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3440) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Taster at the brewery. Pours a medium, white head with moderate lacing, over a light gold slightly hazy, (SRM 4) body......nose is malts, with light toffee/caramel......taste is light toffee/caramel, cereal, medium bitter bite on finish....mouth feel medium, carbonation medium. This is a malt forward beer, meeting the style of a bitter quite well with maximum aromas and flavor with a minimum of alcohol. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear reddish pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of caramel and biscuit, spicy hop notes with slight grass, some yeast undertones as well as a honey-like sweetness. Taste is a mix of biscuit and bready malts, some slight grass and spice in there with a sweet honey note, caramel as well finishes fairly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Tap @ CK. Golden orange appearance with a white head. Very nice, toasted malty, caramel, light brown sugar, grassy hoppy aroma. Fairly rich toffee, dark caramel, grassy, straw flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (7529) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Honey hued gold with a nice sized foamy head. Has an aroma like sugary toffee and a slight butterscotch tone, with a little herbal honey. Taste was medium full with tones of toffee, toast, dehydrated corn, and a chewy honey malt sweetness. Also some butterscotch again. Very mild hop bitterness, kinda grassy and herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 NOTE THAT MY RATING IS AN AVERAGE OF THE TAP AND CASK VERSIONS - Tap score, 3.2 - Cask score, 3.7 (the original tap score is below - the cask-conditioned version has none of the diacetyl that is present in the tap version, allowing the lightly Biscuity malt to shine much more - if you can, try the beer on cask) Turbid gold pour bready nose with moderate buttery diacetyl - flavor is bready up front, but it dries out fast, becoming a bit more crackery - fairly strong diacetyl comes at this time, creating a flavor not unlike buttered toast - a light mineral note - very light hop bite on the tail end - fairly well-executed, but the diacetyl is much too strong for my taste - British styles do not seem to be a strength for this brewer, at least not yet.

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