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


on tap

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9552) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10416) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2008
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Dark amber with a thick white head. Couldn’t pick up an aroma. Faint malty taste overlaid by hops. Oily, creamy mouthfeel, probably thanks to the head, which was courtesy of Mr Wetherspoon. Slight bitter finish. Something lacking here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. Copper with a light yellowish head. Good caramel and fruity hoppiness. Perfectly balanced caramel malts and grassy and fruity hops. Slightly grainy texture. Well-made craft beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle, 4.5%. Hazy chestnut colour. Small light brown head. The flavour is quite roasted with a good rough bitterness. Some aroma hops, too, but they are more or less drowned by the bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7846) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Inn on the Green, Bristol. Amber with a decent off-white head. Red fruit and caramel aroma with some grassy hops. Malty flavour contrasted by a floral hop finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (13629) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle Rich brown colour. Huge malty aroma, some marmite. Dry hoppy bitterness with smooth strong creamy malty taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of yngwie. Slightly hazy, orangey brown with an off-white head leaving some laces. Somewhat fat, malty aroma with a whiff of nuts. Medium body, dry nutty malt and a rather hoppy finish. Quite decent. 180807

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2007
Bottle. Clear, copper pour, with a beige head. Malt, toffee, some chocolate, nuttyness and a biscuity touch in the aroma. The flavor is roasted, with some toffee, a wee note of chocolate, some nuttyness and a some biscuit-like flavors. Medium body. Dry, lightly hoppy finish with malt dominating. A nice one, it lead my thoughts to a nice mild. (070704)

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