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


on tap

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dirty medium brown with reddish tint on the edges. Nice slighly rockie head. Fades slowly leaving a little lacing. Wonderul sweet aromas of malt. Slightly toasted and just a little nutty. Flavours show plenty of sweet malt once again with some toast, nuts and also some caramel. Hops come in near the finish to give a nicely bitter end. Balance seems to be about perfect. Really enjoyed this one,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3384) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle 0,55ltr: Hazy amber coloured Bitter with some flowery taste and an fine bitter finish. And i like Owls, great birds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11495) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Fish’n’beer, Cph.
Hazy amber, fine, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, some doughy malts, flowery hops, light liqourice. Medium, prickly carbonation, fair mouthfeel. Flavour is a bit bland, some caramel, light hoppiness. Flowery, piney and slightly medicinal. Long, lingering bitterness, though. And a fine, slight nuttiness appears that takes it above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle. Tawny amber with a good persisiting off white slick. Earthy leaf matter aroma with toffee, orange and sick bowl hints. Creamy fig, caramel, bite of cake. Malty and slick with layers of malt loaf and cocoa coming through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2009
(Bottle Conditioned). Way eazy drinking , malty and aromatic brew. Huge ass white foam top above amber. Hop buds,flowers,spice and roast malt ..dusty caramel . A little thin in the mouth , but good ,sinkable flavoursome ESB.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle, courtesy of a hardcore Danish crew
Hazy amber color. Puke smell, paper and caramel (light). Dry mouthfeel with dry caramel flavor. Ordinary bitterness. Poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (7767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle. High fluffy white lasting head. Clear red brown body. Malty honey roasted malt caramel cocoa spicy aroma. Mild malty spicy and slightly sour flavor with a low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (11408) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2009
clear amber, smalll off white head .aroma is sourhsh wheatish, not very inticin.g. flavor is watery, faint flowery, faitnt bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8331) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle that Graham, (Loz’s dad) very kindly passed onto me, I think he picked up from an Aldi store, consumed 12-09-09 Pours copper in colour with off white head, its a pretty good looker. Fruit and malt on the nose. Taste is also fruity and malty there is a slight tinneyness to this, some bitterness, bit of a tang its alright. A6 A4 F6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1615) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2009
Cask at the Grid Inn Wetherspoon pub in Southfields, London SW18, UK on 9th September 2009. Brown with a lot of haze and thick creamy head lasting for duration of the slowly-consumed pint. Bitter chocolate aromas met by slight caramel before a pungent kick with a sharp hop climax. Soft, slightly creamy mouthfeel leading to a delayed, but very bitter lasting finish.

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