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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


thepeter's rating

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thepeter (281) - London, Greater London, - SEP 6, 2012
Dark yellow to orange, still pour with little head and almost no lacing. Aromas of cereal adn fruit, orchard but not too heavy. Taste is moderate grainy and lightly sweet. Palate is light and it was a bit flat even for a cask beer. Overall I was expecting more.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (2022) - WALES - NOV 22, 2014
Cask at Draft House. Hazy orange, still, small foamy white head, light lacing. Aroma is musty, lemon, bubblegum. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste - slight soured milk, taste is very milky, soft malt, sweet and biscuity. Quaffable. I can see why it has won awards at festivals - drinkable and different.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AndySnow (4060) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Golden colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Hay, malt, butter.
Body: Thin body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, grass, butter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (8908) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Lightly hazy yellow to light orange color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly bitter, slightly buttery and something weird I canít put my finger on, but strangely enough it reminds me of meat... Average to medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigRor (12) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
The Gallery, Pimlico 27th July 2014. Lightly golden and sweet tasting. Moderate hops, malty, served cool with little head. 4.5% - had a couple...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (4959) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Cask - Skunky and dirty twig. Hazy gold with no head. Tastes as it smells. Too light and a root bitterness that lingers. Not a fan.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Copper beer. Head died almost instantly. Some fruity hop. Average.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4402) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
Crescent, Salford 22 Jan 13. Lys gylden. Litt uklar. Lavt skum. God fruktaroma. Druer. Smaken er tung frukt. Blir fort litt kjedelig.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 Cask @ Stratton House Hotel, Biggleswade. Golden, small white head. Takes a while to clear. Malty aroma with some undefinable fruit hop (Iím going to guess First Gold but may be wrong). Taste is sweet with a bitter finish, with odd soapy/buttery flavours along the way. I donít think the beer is off, I just donít care for it. Middle of the road at best.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2373) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2013
Cask@Pratts and Payne, Streatham, London - pours gold with a small white head. Sweet fruits, sweet malts, grassy, straw, pretty refreshing with a slight bitter finish.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (4882) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013

Appearance: Clear golden color with a small white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity and sweet caramel malty.
Palate: Medium body. Slight sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation. Creamy texture.
Taste: Dominating caramel malty and mild fruity.
Overall impression: Dull bitter.
Personal stats: On tap at Peter Kavanaghís in Liverpool, England.


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