Brewed by Cotswold Spring
Style: Bitter
Chipping Sodbury, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A dry, crisp, amber, perfectly balanced beer with a mild hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4972) - 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 (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 (3660) - 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 (8750) - 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 (11145) - 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 (2288) - 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 (5073) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2009
Cask Real Ale taste dat Pullman Bar. Pale head Ɠmm)- Hazy pale brown/reddish colour. Cellar and sour nose. Sour yeasty and cellarlike taste. Mild hops. Not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (10091) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2008
Cask (Village Inn, Rayners Lane)
Mid orange-brown, tiny loose head. Aroma like a childrens fizzy sweet. Anna mentioned melted ice cream. However, it’s a bit bland. A bit sweet, the malts are very simple, a little grainy, some husks. A bit watery too, and heading towards thin. Sessionable, but there are better ales out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1259) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2008
Hand pulled at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Medium brown,clear with lacey white head. Very well balanced with a subtle hop characture that leaves more aftertaste than you might expect. Good enjoyable session bitter. I would drink it again.

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