MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 A Mes rate: cask at the Market Porter.
A dirty golden brown with a thin white rim. Dirty water, chlorine, diacetyl and some toffee. This is NOT a good beer.
Rune (9504) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2006
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Half on cask. Hazy brownish coloured body. Lack of head and aroma. Light fruit and malt in flavour. Short bitter aftertaste with notes of hops. Medium palate (The Ribs of Beef, Norwich 26.09.2006).
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Ribs of Beef Norwich 26 Sep 2006. Golden brown coloured. A tiny head. A bit unclear. Some sourish aroma. Dry bitter finish with fruity hints.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned @ JDW, Soton. Malty aroma raisins and buts. Quite decent and shows cottage can brew a good beer but seems somewhat similar to some of their other mid strength malty offerings.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Yes, another Cottage but another good one I’m glad to say. Rich fruity malt autumn ale. Biscuity malts complimented by tend hops.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Although many people criticise cottage for bringing out too many brews, they usually do a reasonable, if unspectacular, job of it, and this is no exceptional. Rich mid-brown colour, with a definite autumnal feel. Dry malt and juicy fruit dominate the aromas and the flavours. Hops are not to the fore, but this is a pleasant, mellow, autumn brew. Cask (handpump) at the Head of Steam, Euston.
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at The Stag’s Head, Swalcliffe, Oxon. Red brown amber with short head. Quality autumn ale with soft fruits and bramble flavours running through and an appley malty background. Easy on the hops, this is a soft fruitfull easy drinking bitter. Lovely.