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Brewed by Jennings (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Cockermouth, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
"A superb golden coloured ale, brewed with malt made from specially selected Maris Otter barley and using only the finest English aromatic hops."


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vladivostok (227) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2010
I have drunk this in many places - usually Hobson’s choice - and it never strikes me as being a great or even a good beer. Little aroma and very, very bland. One can give Marston’s the credit for maintaining production at Cockermouth but they really should be putting out something with a bit more oomph than this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8737) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2010
Cask (Saddle Inn, Keswick, York): A bit unclear, deep golden, "woody" hoppy nose with a subtle fruitiness; very light bodied, moderate bitter-sweet flavour; a certain fruitiness plus herbal hops in the dry finish. O.K......

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight peachy. Citrusy and mild orange fruity. Bitter and bone dry. Bitter finish with a persisting fruity note. Ends dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (978) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2010
Cask @ the Horstetail Inn, Shipston-on-Stour. Amber coloured, hoppy aroma. Medium-to-full bodied, bitter, nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Cask. Malty nose with some wheat, copper, small off-white head, some pretty lace. Flavour is a softer malt, some hops are present as well. Light bodied, balanced, creamy smooth. Good

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2010
(Old BA rate - cask) Completely see-through light brownish color with a bit of gold in the color. Nearly pure white head. Good, but not excellent lacing. Fairly bland aromas, with some fruit (apples?) with not a whole lot going on. Really no hop aromas. Taste is pretty basic. Malt and fruitiness are pretty well balanced, but I was expecting a bit more hop given the style. Fairly thin, of course no carbonation given cask serving, and a bit more watery than I would like for the style. Pretty decent drinking as it wasn’t too hard to take down the sample. But it left me wanting for taste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1469) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
Cask, Duke of Wellington, Twyford. Caramel malt, spucey hops. Caramel-gold colour, medium head. Clear. Medium bitterness. Light bodied, average carbonation. Bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3172) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2010
Cask @ Bon Accord. Cloudy golden brown. Mild flowery flavour. Thin and watery. A bog standard bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2010
Cask at the Wheatsheaf Hotel near Chatsworth. Light amber color. Malt, a bit of citrus, and hop aroma. Very good balance, with nice, carmelly malt and decent though not very strong hops. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
21st March 2008. Very mild bitter with a creamy head. Tame citrus hops and a dry finish.


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