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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2006
Cask@Rugby Beer Festival, 2006. Dark brown beer with a light and slightly dry aroma and a rich and light flavour. Overall a good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2006
Cask conditioned @ Standing Order (JDW), Soton. Toasty malts. Ruby-brown. SLightly musty creamy bitterness and a little fruity tartness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2006
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear nut brown. Roasty malt dominates this beer from nose to finish. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. It’s very nutty with vague notes of grass and licorice. Bitter, lightly salty finish. A very likeable brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6036) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2006
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Colour is dark ruby to mid brown. Complex nose dominated by malt and with hints of sweet liquorice, aniseed, fennel, tobacco, nuts and even leather. Malty taste with liquorice, tobacco, nuts and and a somewhat drier bitter finish. Complex, tasty and nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2006
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear amber. Grainy and a bit soapy aroma of nuts and toffee. Toffee and nuts in the flavour as well, notes of soap and grass. Grassy finish, hints of white chocolate. Decent pint.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
Cask Handpump at J D Wetherspoon, Southport 19/09/2003 Golden amber coloured and hoppy. Smooth malt finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2006
Cask conditioned, GBBF 2005: Very malty and sweet. However quite ordinary. Some fish notes, makes the finish quite unpleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2005
Poured from the bottle, a brown with no head. A malty aroma, slightly caramalish. Very caramal in the flavour, a bit carbonated but still smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2005
Cask (gravity dispense) at GBBF, August 2005. Rich mid brown colour. lashings of deep malt and earthy, slightly dusty, hops. Nutty on the palate. Very dry and quite bitter. Beautifully balanced. A terrific traditionally styled English best bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 18, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Very nice, although after some beers, another guy find it a little vingear and I tried from his glass and he was right.


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