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Cotleigh Barn Owl

Brewed by Cotleigh
Style: Bitter
Taunton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask & Bottled; Regular.
Voted supreme champion of the Maltings Beer Festival immediately after its launch in 1994, this classic premium ale continues to win many accolades. Traditionally brewed with pale, crystal and chocolate malted barley and selected Herefordshire whole hops. A copper bronzed ale with hints of toffee and vanilla. The finish is malty and nutty with a gentle sweet finish. Finalist in the 2000 & 2005 Champion Beer of Britain Competition, 2001 Good Beer Guide "Beer of the Year" and Champion Beer 1994 Maltings Beer Festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1172) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorgeLee (1137) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Cask in the Kings Head W2. Brand new barrel, dunno if it was perfectly conditioned. Brownish beer, thick white head. Prickly hop bitterness, surprised a bit. Malts all tasted a bit muddled to me. A bit disappointing, I’ve enjoyed Cotleigh beers in the past.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Bottle from Havnens, Vejle. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter. Finish. 141213

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Cask; deep chestnut brown, large thick creamy head; a very smooth beer; predominantly malty, some caramel, a hint of chocolate; moderately bitter with some nice English hops providing balance; unshowy but eminently drinkable; proof that a mid strength brown beer can be excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (3415) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 3, 2013
Brown bodied, small head. Nutty, punchy yeast, bready and biscuit malts. Bit woody. Light and clean. Taste is on the same pace, light bodied, mild in alcohol and not overly rich. Drinks well enough but nothing special. (50cl bottle from trade with Benzai)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1140) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Nice mild british beer with a barley flavor. Easy drinking sweet. Enjoyable. Bitter but balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thompson (318) - - APR 27, 2013
Small to no head.. red clear colour.. smell hops malts.. taste hops an malts some grass.. shared by dutch dreibus..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bobson (6) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013 does not count
Thanks to Dutchdrebus. Quite a nice bottle. Small head and good colour. Looks bit of dark brown and clear. Tastes reasonably good although the after taste could be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (7220) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Clear amber color, small off - white head. Smell and taste malts, some caramel, bitter, lightly some hops. Medium body, ok carbonation.

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