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Tolly Cobbold Tolly English Ale

Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
Brewed to take advantage of the lower duty on beers 2.8% and under. Bottle, Cask Uncertain This Fine Amber ale has been brewed using a complex mix of hops to offer balanced bitterness with strong tropical notes. All the flavour you would expect from a great English ale but at only alc. 2.8& vol.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
canddw (96) - - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle. Clear deep amber beer with white frothy head. Stale nose of hops and peppermint. Thin watery taste with cream, pepper and metal. No finish, just a residual staleness. Truly rubbish.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
deanso (8626) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2015
50cl bottle from Kellys Expats shop. Thick creamy white head. Clear light amber pour. Subtle bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
uckelman (586) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Pours clear amber, some off white head. Aroma is sweet and musty. Rather sweet and vegetal. Heavier than usual body for an English bitter. This is ok for a low-alcohol beer, but really suffers from not having a bit more fermentation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sarauckelman (382) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Dark amber with thin white head. Crisp, fresh aroma with a bit of citrus. Quite sweet and sticky, and yet also very hoppy/vegetal. Lacks the usual mineral notes of an English ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (6891) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
Clear nutty golden color with a fine white head. Grainy and caramel malty aroma. Ok body for an 2,8% beer. Moderate sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation. Caramel malty, grainy and herbal flavor. Quite nice bitter.
[Bottle from an Off License at London Bridge in London, England]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle at Craigís. Pours dark golden, nose is caramel, dull toffee, the taste is similar, crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, not bad for a low abv i found it quite enjoyable with my tea tonight

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Fruity, malty, light caramel, subtle pineapple. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweetness and low sourness. Palate: Medium thick coarse texture and body, average carbonation, abrupt fruity, malty and peppery finish. Comments: Ok but lacking in flavour and aroma, however, based on its low ABV its not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. Poured a clear copper colour, with a thin white head and visible force carbonation. Aroma of malt, CO2 and boiled sweets. Cream soda flavours and all the usual things one might expect from a pasteurised Greene King effort; really sweet, with a very artificial note and some grassy bitterness lingering in the background. This becomes quite metallic towards the end and leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (984) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 23, 2014
Itís NOT bad!Itís an English beer, for Christís sake, and with low alcohol content. Nice and malty, honeyish, and a touch of biscuits. Sweet, as all bitters.

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