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Brewed by Cotleigh
Style: Bitter
Taunton, England
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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.


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3.8
   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (4348) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; clear copper pour with a creamy magnolia head, slightly smoke aroma and fruit, taste has caramel, smoke and some fruit,

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerViking (3095) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Cask at the Hounslow JDW, dark red-brown with a lasting taupe head, malty and nutty, sharp herbal bitterness, but also unpleasantly woody. End of the barrel? Should have asked for a taste first.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (289) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, pours a brown coper amber colour with minimal head which doesn’t hang around long. Smell is malt and slight earthy hops. Taste is mild sweet and mild bitter, quite nicely balanced. A bit thin although slightly oily too. Overall a decent bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (223) - - APR 20, 2015
Nice one. Will try again. Amber appearance caramel flavours and good bite on palate. Seems stronger than advertised. Taste enjoyable. Overall pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
Cask at Putney JDW. Free due to being the last of the cask. Hazy orange brown, still, very big foamy tan head endures. Aroma is musty, damp, socks. Body is medium, low carbonation, smooth. Taste is biscuity malts, soft and watery, light bitterness. Some vegetal notes bringing this down, but the condition is clearly not perfect (hence the free beer). Will have to revisit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10298) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2015
Das Bier ist fast klare, kastanienbraun und es hat eine geringe aber feine beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, nussig, fruchtig, Karamell. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, nussig, Karamell, gering hopfig bitter, ok!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2905) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle@mother in laws. Chestnut beer with small head. Aroma of malts, caramel and a little spice. Taste is malts, caramel, a little spice and some burnt toffee. Ok beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (5552) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (5553) - Ruhrcity, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5640) - 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.


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