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


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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.

angrybeerman's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, - JUN 21, 2011
Nice dark brown colour with a good white head.A rather malty beer with notes of nut and caramel. Bitter finish. Very tasty. Also, owls are cool.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4587) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Tesco in Ryde shared with McTapps. Medium dark brown and clear. Upfront some chocolate, bit of coffee, some roasted malt and toffee. In the aftertase a fine touch of nuts and malt. Fine one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (4589) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Tesco in Ryde. Pours out in a deep amber-brown colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of roasted barley and malt. Taste of malt, cake, bread, dark berries, torf, straw and flowers. Dry finish with coffee hints. Nice one but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Mirfield. Dark amber with a carbonation and a small frothy head. Has a lovely smooth feeling in the palate and a fairly decent malt aroma and taste and a light sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
A tribute beer to owls, slightly thin but pleasant caramel and other tastes. Slightly sweet and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1048) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
500ml bottle from a garage in deepest Worcestershire. A deep amber brown beer with a whitish head. Malty aroma, and a taste of orange fruit and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorgeLee (1271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Cask in the Kings Head W2. Brand new barrel, dunno if it was perfectly conditioned. Brownish beer, thick white head. Prickly hop bitterness, surprised a bit. Malts all tasted a bit muddled to me. A bit disappointing, I’ve enjoyed Cotleigh beers in the past.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10869) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11986) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Bottle from Havnens, Vejle. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter. Finish. 141213

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Cask; deep chestnut brown, large thick creamy head; a very smooth beer; predominantly malty, some caramel, a hint of chocolate; moderately bitter with some nice English hops providing balance; unshowy but eminently drinkable; proof that a mid strength brown beer can be excellent.

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