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Cotleigh Barn Owl

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


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_LUV_BEER (196) - - OCT 7, 2016
Served in a Teku glass from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear bronze amber with a medium head, medium lacing in the glass. Aroma is caramel, toffee, grass, malts and a hint of vanilla. Taste is caramel toffee, malty, nutty, bitter-sweet with a subtle almost sweet finish. Medium body with lively carbonation. Quaffable, unusual and interesting bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Bottled 500ml (AbM)
Clear deep chesnut brown color, steady small beige head. Nutty, toffeish aroma. Light-bodied. Toffeish, nutty, some crisp earthy hoppyness in the finish. Sweetish, clean very English bitter. Old skool.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2016
500ml bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Pours clear amber with a thin, short-lived white head. Aromas are malty and metallic. Taste is more of the same, with a grassy, astringent bitterness. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7838) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is malt, woody hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light sweet malt, woody hop light liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at JDW CW, London. It pours a rich golden color with small white head. Aroma is quite sweet and bready, with light ashy earthy driness. Taste is again medium crispy and lightly dry ,with notes of dried leaves and earth, light cocoa, biscuit, bread. Light bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (523) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Aroma of caramel malts slight smokiness. Copper body and good lacing. Nicely balanced with the toffee malts set against the hops. Easy drinking. Solid as its reputation suggests.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Medium white head, amber brown clear color. Aroma is tea, leaves, caramel, moss, earth, wood. Taste is some bitter, but balanced with nut, leaves, toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (6817) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; clear copper pour with a creamy magnolia head, slightly smoke aroma and fruit, taste has caramel, smoke and some fruit,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerViking (4211) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Cask at the Hounslow JDW, dark red-brown with a lasting taupe head, malty and nutty, sharp herbal bitterness, but also unpleasantly woody. End of the barrel? Should have asked for a taste first.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (404) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, pours a brown coper amber colour with minimal head which doesn’t hang around long. Smell is malt and slight earthy hops. Taste is mild sweet and mild bitter, quite nicely balanced. A bit thin although slightly oily too. Overall a decent bitter.

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