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

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smooth, full bodied and light chestnut on colour. The Duchess is a refreshing ale, complimented by a powerful presence of fresh hop aromas.


maeib's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - JUL 1, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Old Bank Northampton 24/06/13. An amber brown coloured beer with a whitish head. Sweet and malty. Also a bit phenolic around the edges. Below par even for Cottage.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
A somewhat cloudy, amber colored beer with a firm layer of foam. It has a deep aroma of grain. It taste a bit watery by the lack of carbon, but the main taste is like licorice. The aftertaste is bitter and stays for a while, but doesn’t fill the entire mouth. Een ietsjes troebel, amberkleurig bier met een compacte lichtbruine kraag. Een diep aroma met de toets van graan. De smaak is waterig door het gebrek aan koolzuur, maar de hoofdsmaak is die van drop. De nasmaak is bitter en blijft wel even hangen, maar vult niet de gehele mond.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Cottage Duchess ].
Clear medium yellow amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, light citrus - orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, caramel, warm fruit, light hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130814]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (1383) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Cask @ Rivermill Tavern, Eaton Socon. Hazy golden brown, a tiny bit of cream-coloured head. Aroma of wet wood, hints of cinnamon and smoke. Taste is a harsh sour/sweet that fades to a reasonably nice bitterish short finish. A real twiggy brown bitter, and not a great one at that. I don’t really care for this at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5800) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Cask @ The Works, Sowerby Bridge. Rusty copper-amber with a thick creamy head. A bitter with very tasty light chocolate notes in both aroma and taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (5149) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Cask at the Bird in Hand, Knowl Hill, Reading. An appealing bright reddish copper pour with no head; spicy aroma; fruity taste with some earthy spices - almost Christmasy; and a dry caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13942) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Cask at the Leinster Arms - Bayswater, London. Pours clear gold-brown with a light foam head. It’s a tasty bitter with toasty bread malt base, mild leafy bitterness, hints of orange, earth. Light bodied with fine carbonation; decent condition. Sweet finish with more toast, citrus, light bitter grain husks and dried leaves. Decent offering.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19301) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2013
Cask @ GBBF 2013. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (34979) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is mild fruity and toasted malty. Bitter, light tea-ish. Toasted malty and medium dry into a lasting bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Subtly earthy hops and toasted malts dwell in a cushy mouthfeel, as lightly fruity caramel greets wet leaves in the finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam floats atop the clear copper.
-The mouthfeel is a tad oily and quite comfortable.
-The leafy, earthy hop bitterness is delicate.
-This is a well-made quencher, but somewhat forgettable.

On cask at The Royal Oak, Twerton-Bath.


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