Brewed by Cottage
Style: Bitter
Castle Cary, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Occasional.
Whippet Series, Rugby Union theme.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
[677-20070924] Cask @ Royal Oak (Bath, SM). Grainy dough aroma has faint malty notes. Clear, dark brown amber body with a small long-lasting foamy white head. Flavour has hints of chocolate but is mostly malty grain. Medium body is very smooth. Very nice, very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2006 March, 2004 <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/12/122 of Steam, Euston. Autumn dark. Autumn malts. Sweetish. Licorice. Nice. Musty, oaky aroma. Vanishing finish, but with a touch of green pepper at the start of the finish. [3.3]
April, 2006Rising Sun, Kemsing. Sweet ale with juicy and nutty crystal malt and a mild earthy bite in the finish. Nicely done. Our favourite of the night, and the one we returned to at the end. [3.6]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2004
Cask-conditioned @ JDW. Some roast with fruity malt aromas. Good solid body with liquorice and hops. V.good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2004
Cask at the Anchor, Birmingham. Ash brown colour, with a very thick and level, fluffy head. Creamy aroma. Smooth, balanced and lively flavour. Some fruit and floral taste - nice use of hops towards the end of the mouthful, with enough malt too. Pretty mild with some choc. Excellent session material.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Head of Steam, London.
Deep amber colour, rich perfumed malt and elderflower aroma. Nice beige head. Cottage are beginning to impress me more and more. The last few beers of theirs that Iíve had have been very good and the pick of the selection.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9672) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2007
Cask at the Woolpack, Banbury, 14-10-07 Plenty of creamy chocolate tastes were my first pick ups from this beer, there was plenty of depth and also good level of fruitiness showing as well. This beer poured dark amber with a good malty aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
[Cask at the Hobgoblin, High Wycombe] For some reason the pump clip has a rugbyist with a dogs head which is vaguely disturbing. Pours a deep amber-brown with a moderate creamy head. Lots and lots of toffee. A bit of generic fruitiness, a bit of chocolate. But mainly toffee. It should be rubbish, not least because itís a sporting tie-in beer. But oddly it works. And itís rather nice. I canít explain why. First decent beer Iíve had from a brewery which normally seems to churn out dozens of boring beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Beige fringed cherry red. Good hazelnut and Hobnob malty aroma. Soft roasted chocolatey flavour with hazelnut and plum undercurrents. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2004
Deep amber colour. Distinct grainy malt aroma.Well-defined dry smoky malt on the palate with some balancing tangy hop bite. Robust dry finish. No sweetness. Good grip for a malty beer. A rather pleasant strongish bitter, even though my preference is generally for something a little cleaner. Handpump, Head of Steam, Euston, London NW1.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13374) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Stagís Head, Swalcliffe, Oxon. Orange amber with medium head. Light refreshing bitter with a malty sweetish note, strawberry in the background. Easy drinking and pleasant.

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