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


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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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 (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Taster from bottle at Binny’s, 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 I’m rating it up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martinrumsam (545) - 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. It’s an average bitter. Went down fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2391) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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 (526) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3307) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Trochę więcej spodziewałem się wrażeń po tym bitterze. Mała piana dosłownie na dwa cienkie palce, kolor jasnego bursztynu. Smak delikatny słodowy na początku, później przechodzący w gorycz, ale stonowaną i lekką, za mało wyraziste w smaku. A zapach także prawie niewyczuwalny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3100) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Cask by handpump at Three Judges, Glasgow - very deep golden, bubbly off-white head, toffee/caramel malt aroma, toffee, sweet, moderate carbonation, good temperature, easy to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Stone dust sticks to floral honey in this oily Bitter colored by orange-y fruitiness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the clear amber.
-Hops are overcome by that mineral dustiness (hard water?).
-The mouthfeel is still slick enough to make the flavour profile easy drinking.
-Light malt toastiness is found as well.

On cask at The Garrick’s Head, Bath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7965) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. Light toffee malt aroma. Cloudy amber with small head. Mildly sweet toffee malt flavor. Not bad.

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