Brewed by Cotswold Spring (Combined Brewers)
Style: Bitter
Wotton-under-Edge, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A dry, crisp, amber, perfectly balanced beer with a mild hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
Cask @ Willow Walk, JDW, Victoria SW1. Pours a pale copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slighlty metallic aroma. Fruity malty nutty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity caramel nutty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2011
Cask @ The King’s Highway, Inverness 250811
Light brown amber...thin white dense head.
Aroma.....light...caramel malt.
Taste of fruity malt, caramel, berries, some bitter spicy hops, bit of toffee. Has a reasonably good flavour.
Palate...soft carb...smooth...Finish fruity malt with some bitterness, light roast.
Overall...Pleasant drinkable beer, not exciting, but just a traditional bitter that is somewhat better than the average bog standard bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Cask@The Regal, Cambridge. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, wood and some mild grassy notes. Flavour is fruits, wood, some earthy and mild toasted bready notes. Quite nice and mellow bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6078) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2011
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Slightly hazy, amber coloured beer, with a tight cream head; aroma of malt and biscuit; crisp malty flavour, becoming more mellow as time goes on, eventually reminding me of Ovaltine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2011
The Jug and Jester (JDW), Leamington, 17/07/11. Copper with a slick beige lid lining the glass. Slight herbal hop aroma, maybe- not much happening. Soft ferny hop, caramel-draped stone, aniseed, cinder toffee. Good bog standard brown bitter. A welcome return to beeriness after the North Cotswold.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5076) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 13, 2011
Draught cask at the bridge bar in Belfast. A typical mid brown British bitter this one reminiscent of ringwood best. Fuggles aroma assaults the nose. Hedgerow fruits and bitter finish. Thirst quenching.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
Cask Conditioned handpump Kings Arms Oxford. An amber coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. A sweet malty nose with a bit of toffee. A reasonably balanced bittersweet taste with a toch of fruit. The sweetness probably dominates but it’s fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13407) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
Cask conditioned at The King’s Arms, Oxford. Amber with white head. Sweet, malty beer, some yeasty bread notes, some fruitiness, soft, just average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2852) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2011
Cask - St.Urho’s. Amber body, white fluffy head. Strong aroma efor first try, bready, malty, floury and some nice fudge. Very malty and nutty flavour. Smooth mouthfeel. Bitterness comes afterwards. Well balanced. Nice malty backbone and some balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (6538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2010
(Cask at Pullman Bar, Helsinki) Poured amber and clear with long lasting and white head. Aroma contained malts, sweetness and strawberry. Palate was medium bodied and bit dry with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, roastedness, hint of molasses, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty. A musty brew.

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