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

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Cask, Ale Wagon, Leicester. Dark brown with a thin head. Aromas are chocolate, treacle and raisins with red berries. Earthy with some musty yeast. Flavours are fruity berries with sweet Weetabix and some tart mustiness. Leafy and herbal with vinous notes. Quite well put together.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Gravity cask at the Olde Dog, Herongate. Pours a deep rich ruby red with a thin white head. The aroma is full of fruity (mainly raisin) yeasty chocolate. Smooth and silky over the tongue, the taste is of chocolately milky cocoa powder which is quite robust at first but fades out into an almost frothy creamy chocolate aftertaste. The flavours here are those that I would expect in a denser oilier beer like a stout or imperial stout and delightfully received in a 4.7% best bitter. Amazing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2011
Cask gravity @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a dark amber brown color with no head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2011
Cask at Bree & Louise, London. Reddish brown color. Sweet aroma and flavor with licorice, toffee, nuts, apple and wine gums. Some tannins in the palate. Tastes slightly green.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Cask (handpump) at the Drum (JD Wetherspoon) on 24 July 2011. Tawny with a reddish tinge. Loose off-white head. Good nick. Some caramel but decent balance. Fruity malt dominates the palate. Fairly rich. Quite firm mouthfeel. A touch sweet on the finish. Decent enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ The Bree Louise, 69 Coburg Street, Euston, London, England NW1 2HH.

Clear dark black brown colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, licorice, chocolate, dark malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110731]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2011
Cask@JDW The Drum, London. deep coppery amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is raisins, sweet wood, mild syrup and some slight plummy notes. Flavour is raisins, sweet malts, some cookies and also rather chocolaty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2007
Cask Handpump at the Bath Hotel, Sheffield 07/04/2007 Slightly sweet and malty aroma. Amber mid brown coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with some dryness in a crisp full malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10140) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury. Amber beer with white head. Interesting name as the primary flavour is reminiscent of a Players No 6, which had a sailor on the packet. Quite a tobacco, ashy type flavour with a malty base flavour. Smooth but nothing special.


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