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


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask & Bottled; Regular
Produced since 1979, Tawny Bitter has become one of the most popular beers in the West Country. Brewed using Devon pale and crystal malted barley and Herefordshire hops, Tawny is a distinctive well balanced best bitter with a subtle hop palate which blends with the sweetness of the malt. Tawny has been a finalist in the Champion Beer of Britain Competition, and is a two-time Good Beer Guide "Beer of the Year".

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2961) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Taster from bottle at Binnyís, Downers Grove. Fruity smell, nice amber color, a bit cloudy. Large bit of foam from this tiny sample. Taste again is fruity. Very nice, about all I can say about it. Excellent version of this style, why Iím rating it up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (14969) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man Spring BF, 20/03/15. Copper brown with a moderate off white cap that soon dissipates. Nose is earthy, musty, twiggy, light fruit notes, toffee. Taste comprises much the same, a feast of twig, light fruit cake, caramel. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitterness in the close. Boring twiggy bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1803) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Cask at Six Bells, Cambridge. Tawny/copper. Fairly flat. Nice earthy/doughy smell. The taste isnít so balanced: herby bitter turning to a sour/sweet in the finish. Iíve had this many a time in my pre-RB days. Not convinced it travels so well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (8341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours ruby, nose is light fruit, malty, taste is similar, crisp, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (2791) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
31/12 last beers of the year 2014 startup with the Tawny Owl. Mooi amber met licht witte kraag. Aroma van pilsmouten en wat caramel. Smaken zijn zwak/matig bittertje. M zoet, vrij dun van textuur, zacht/glad. Prima te drinken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1969) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Hand pump. Mid brown with frothy white head Malty hoppy aroma. Medium bitter taste with a touch of sweetness. Itís an average bitter. Went down fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3489) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
37th birthday beer no 7. Cask@blackcountry arms, walsall. Amber beer with medium head and some lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is biscuit malts and grain with a hint of hop. Very average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (6506) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 20, 2014
Cask at the Anchor, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is malt light hop resin. The flavour is medium to light bitter with a watery light hop slightly floral palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dj (553) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. A copper colour with no head. A slightly nutty aroma with a hint of floral hops. Flavour is quite malty and nutty with light carbonation, mouthfeel is a little watery. Minimal bitterness in the finish, making this very drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (6872) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber ale with a lovely full orange citrus flavour to it. Next to no head with a lovely easy drinking texture.

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