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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: 50   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
samjdix (13) - - SEP 21, 2016
Tastes ok but watery. Little aroma or palate. Looks nice enough, probably won’t have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle as a lovely gift. Initial and post-initial impressions were: this is poor. Have to say though, the last few mouthfuls were a marked improvement. When warm, this took on a smoked edge, masking the cereal somewhat.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
canddw (100) - - 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 (9213) - 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 (652) - 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 (420) - 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 (7058) - 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 (10880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. 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.

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