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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular (Rail Ales range).
Gold medal winner at the 14th Maltings Beer Festival and silver medal winner at the Great British Beer Festival. A light golden colour with a distinctive floral hop flavour and aroma. A refreshing, thirst quenching pint.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ Pennybacks, B1, Birmingham. Clear medium yellow orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light malty, hay, moderate hoppy, flowers, grass, and some toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Very nice dry finish and very hamonic. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. ;o))

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Kings Arms, Arundel. Dirty yellow colour with thin head. A fruity, tangy, refreshing beer, orange notes. A little bitterness which lasts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Head Of Steam, Liverpool 18/06/2001 Golden coloured and hoppy. Sweet citrus finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Bar Fringe, Manchester 20/07/2002 Golden with some wheat flavour. Slightly sweet with a dry hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2007
Draught (Carlton Arms, Cambridge) Light Ale, no head. Sweet light malty taste, pleasant bitter finish, anma malt too

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
Cask at the Half Moon in the ’Sham, 09/04/13. Hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Nose is pale malt, diacetyl, light caramel, fruits. Taste comprises summer fruits, straw,light citrus, orange pith, background hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dryish finish. A Sub average bitter affair.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
Half, cask at Crescent in Salford. Near-clear, dark golden body. Firm lasting, white head. Spotty lacework. Bready and fruity hops to the nose. Fresh fruity taste of peaches added by grainy malts. Dry bittersweet ending. On par with the style, more or less (Greater Manchester, 22.01.2013).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7713) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2009
cask at the Spread Eagle, Hereford. Amber colour, small white head. Malty nose. Malty with a touch of honey and a dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2004
Golden amber colour. Odd aroma - grassy hops and fruit, but something else I couldn’t quite identify in the background. Reasonable balance of malt and hop on the palate. Dry finish. Perfectly respectable, but nothing special. Cask (handpump), Head of Steam, Euston, London NW1.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
A Sim Rate (on tap at Doric Arch): Aroma is perfumy. Raspberries and peach. Same for the flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2008
The Old Windmill, Coventry. Heady, woodsy, almost Belgian-like snout of lime jelly, orange rind, marmalade. Cloudy orange with a thick sparkler head. Slick golden milky hoppage. Earthy, soft, pithy and resinous with biscuity malt rounding it all out. Good one.


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