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Cotleigh Buzzard

Brewed by Cotleigh
Style: Old Ale
Taunton, England


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask & Bottled; Regular.
Buzzard is a traditional dark ale brewed with pale, crystal and chocolate roasted malts and Herefordshire hops. Deep copper red in colour with the roasted chocolate malt giving a dry nutty flavour with hints of amaretto biscuit. The finish in the mouth is a dry smoky smooth finish. A two-time finalist in the Champion Beer of Britain Competition and twice voted Good Beer Guide "Beer of the Year".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3207) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle from a supermarket in Somerset. Pours ruby with a cream head. The aroma is mild toasty malts. The taste is toffee and toast with light dry spice and a little red fruits. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2016
500ml bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Pours clear ruby-brown with a thin cream-coloured head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, malt, some fruit. Taste is malty, sweet, light mineral tang on the finish. A bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (753) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle, bought in Cheddar Gorge, but the sort of beer Iíd love to discover in a very old English pub and then quaff four or five. Plenty of flavour for a 4.8% ale, with some deep malts, some dark and dried fruits and a hint of nut. Loses its latte coloured head after only a few seconds, but still looks good with a nut brown body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Dark and malty with biscuity tones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Cask at White Star, Stoke. Pours dark chestnut brown with light tan head. Some bitter choc, few nuts, smooth and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1918) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, toffee Appearance-Brown, clear, tan foam Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-light body, thin feel, lively, bitter finish Overall-good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (17539) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, light chocolate and a little sour malt. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. High carbonation for a bottle conditioned English beer and probably slightly infected. 230415

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (3426) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
verdomme ben vergeten op te schijven hoe het er uit ziet, aroma is noten, chocolade, donkere mouten, aards, caramel, zoetje, iets gerookte/gebrande mouten. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig bitter, matig fruitig, donker fruit, stevig gemout, aards en chocolade, noten, wat nat bos beleving, volle body, romig van textuur, lage co2, afdronk lang/prettig/zoet. aardig Engelse Old Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle at an oil conference of all places! It pours deep brown with a thick, foamy light tan head. The nose is woody,earthy, treacle, cocoa, light burnt notes and dark fruits. The taste is bitter, earth, wood, treacle, dark fruit, leather, mild astringency, blackcurrant compote and dirt with a bitter, woody finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A sipper if anything. An acceptable old ale, but it didnít exactly blow me away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

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