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Brewed by Cotleigh
Style: Bitter
Taunton, England
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RATINGS: 142   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34568) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
Cask [gravity] at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear medium to dark amber color with a small, fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, dusty, caramel notes, nutty notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 120908

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2008
Cask at EBF 2008. Frutiy aroma,a bit weak, some chocolate. Bitter, fruity flavor, some cocoa, a blit sourish and peppery.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6563) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
Cask at EBF 2008. Light amber and clear. Has a white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is malty, caramel, grain. Flavor is moderate sweet and lightly bitter. Creamy texture, flat carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of bready and biscuit-y malt with a little fruitiness. Medium sweet malty flavour with a touch of roast malt. Average, but well made.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2008
EBF2008. Bottle. It’s copper-red and the aroma has notes of fruit, apple and malt. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of dry citrus, malt, caramel and it ends on a dry and citrussy note.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
Cask at EBF08. Golden with a small, white head. Loads of cereal in both aroma and flavour; green, dried peas. Some caramelle and light hoppiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Cask at EBF 2008. Light amber colour with a small white head. Rich aroma and taste of caramel and hops. Smooth hoppy finish. Nice palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7750) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
Cask at EBF 2008, on Saturday September 13
Clear copper color, white small head. Faint sweet malty scent. Malty and bitter taste, grainy. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2008
Clear brown with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and mild toffee notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Ends mild bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2008
good slightly yellow head nice nutty colour. chestnuts & toffee on the nose. a warm roast flavour with a bitter finish. Nice little session beer


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