Brewed by Cotswold
Style: Premium Lager
Bourton-on-the-Water, England
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
A light and refreshing continental style lager with a delicate blend of Saaz, Styrian Goldings and Cascade hops and Optic malted barley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alphadelic (2078) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2010
A bit sweet for me but quite tasty with plenty of character from the yeast in there. The hops are relaxed and lightly fragrant though add little or no bitterness. Mellow maltiness is the dominant flavour here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2010
Bottle @ pre-GBBF shindig, August 2009. Always interesting to see a British brewer try something different and a microbrewery making only genuine lagers is certainly that. I’d heard good things about Cotswold but I didn’t find this too impressive. The clear gold appearance was just fine. But the aroma was very grainy and I thought I got a whiff of diacetyl too. Clean and dry mouthfeel but not enough hop bite for my taste. Flagged for re-rate, preferably on draught.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (16708) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2009
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Clear gold, thin white head. Light lemony aroma. Wow, very clean, very lemony, easy drinking, no bad flavours, no puke, no cardboard. It’s a very decent light lager. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, cardbord notes, light to moderate hoppy, lemon. Flavor is moderate sweet and light light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090802]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle thanks to the bosses had at home. Alround rating: Buttery pale malt, lightly biscuity, herbal grassy drying hop, the yeast character adds to the floral butteryness. Alright and drinkable enough but need to sort out the diacetyl.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Christian (12552) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2009
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of malt and caramel with diacetyl. Flavour is slightly sour, dominated by diacetyl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
craigmarshall (2) - Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009 does not count
Aroma: citrus, floral. Appearance: clear straw, white foam. Flavour: clean, refreshing. Palate: light body, average carbonation. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (24490) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2009
Bottled. Hazy yellowish colour, small white head. Aroma is malts, grains, some slight hops. Flavour is malts, grains and some rubber. Not very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12680) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2009
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml from Deddington Farmers Market, Oxon. Pale gold with white head. For a low ABV Pale lager this packs plenty of flavour punch, there are the Saaz hoppy lemony flavors with a crisp malty body. Really pretty well done for the beer type.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5507) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2008
Keg at The Jam Factory, Oxford. I didn’t quite get the cascade hops, but this is however a very pleasant lager. Clear, sweet malt. Nice lingering marmalade hops. Quite smooth and very tasty. Packed with flavour for such a low abv lager. This is really quite impressive.

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