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


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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, - JUN 21, 2011
Amber colour with decent white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Surprsingly hoppy, especially in the finish. Notes of grass and caramel. Had it too long ago to really remember the finer points. One of my favourite bitters though. Also, owls are cool.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fullpintofbeer (77) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle from Gardiner Haskings, Bristol. Appearance: small head, which disappears quickly, amber gold colour, very little hazy, fair lacing. Aroma: malts - grain, coffee, also a bit of apple. Taste: sweet with bitter aftertaste. Palate: light to medium bodied, medium bitter finish, flat. Overall: Not bad, although could have been more bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1817) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Pours a brown colour. Taste is medium bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Quite an average bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1800) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
500ml . In a pint . One of the last beers from a gift pack that Uncle Steve got me @ Christmas . Brown Bitter customary colour . Spicy hop nose , malty rich caramel, cake notes . Quite well balanced in textures . This ainít the type of beer Iíd buy myself , and its obviously going to score higher if Cask , but not a bad bottled ale .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (8806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2016
500ml bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, butterscotch. Taste is more of the same. Faint herbal bitter on the far flung reaches of detectability. Sweet finish, sticky and thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (15859) - 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 (2019) - Cambridge, 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 (9526) - 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 (3006) - 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 (2034) - 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.

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