MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Hay-like cereals and herbal hops coalesce on top of honeyed sugars before a grassy hop presence lingers well into the aftertaste.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty straw.
-The body is full and engaging for a quencher.
-The flavour profile is balanced.
-The sugars are close to being toffee-like.
On cask at The Raven, Bath.
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton. Honey amber with a thin veiled top. Soggy red berry aroma; plum, caramel. The usual murky Cottage stuff; house sesame, strawberry draped with caramel, heady fruit and pear hints. Tasty.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A Sim rate (cask at the Market no-Porter): Smells of feet. Possibly cheese. It’s freshly poured but smells as if it’s been sitting there for days. It can’t decide if it’s sweet or bitter, but whichever, it’s not nice. It’s certainly not out of condition. It’s just a bad beer.
imdownthepub (10576) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury. Amber to brown with white head. Dry standard Cottage beer, malty with notes of breadcrust, the bit that everyone leaves on a loaf, except for me because I like the crust. However this is a beer not a loaf, finishes ok, with a hint of hop coming through. I believe that Cottage are a decent Brewery but with the wrong Corporate Policy, they should concentrate building on core brands and then diversifying, but what do I know?