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Brewed by Two Cocks
Style: Bitter
Newbury, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
A full bodied, smooth Best Bitter. A blend of Cascade and First Gold hops give it its characteristic complex hoppiness. A solid, down to earth 4.2% ale with no airs and graces.


Leighton's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours perfectly clear, golden-brown with a rich, frothy, off-white head. Nose has some dry fruits, light toasty bread. Medium sweet flavor, some toasty sugars, bready malts, light leafy bitters, mellow berries. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sugary, lightly toasted malts to finish, dry leaves, berries. It’s a fine, basic bitter.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3554) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; opaque dark copper pour with a thin white head, nut and malt aroma, taste has some dried berries, doughy malts, some sweet toffee, ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5541) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
500ml Bottle - Copper in colour. Biscuity malt, hops and dried fruit in the aroma. Fruity and nicely balanced taste with notes of caramel, berries, dried fruit and hops. A tasty bitter.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
allmyvinyl (4254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Impromptu tasting of three Two Cocks beers (six cocks?) with Ashton McCobb. Jeez-o this one smells bad, not sure I want to put it in my mouth! No way this is bottle-conditioned, as the yeast would’ve cleared up that diacetyl and sulphur, and there was nothing in the way of sediment, not one iota. Taste has a kinda toffee thing, but hard to get past everything else. Astringent finish. Disappointing.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AshtonMcCobb (2945) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
50cl bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - a dark honey colour with a decent head. Nose - butterscotch from 3 feet away and more close up . maybe some dry biscuits in there too. Also unpleasant struck match thing. Taste - burnt toffee but the struck match nose gets in the way. Palate - medium bodied burnt middle texture and a reasonable finish. Overall - generally unpleasant and the nose in particular.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1049) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
500ml bottle from The Grump Goat Reading. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, and floral. Flavour is similar with a fruity finish. Really liked the artisan feel the bottle which had with a real hens (well probably a cocks) feather on the bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle split at JF’s, cheers Jim, 22/12/13. Lightly hazed copper amber with a thin off white covering. Nose is biscuit malt, toffee, light smoke, woody notes. Taste comprises bread dough, fruit loaf, caramel. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitter strains in the finish. So so bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 Nice. Reminds me of London pride, with slightly more prominent hoppy undertone, some woody, floral notes and a fat, lasting head. Maybe a tiny bit watery at the end but solid effort.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2693) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Initially a little acidic but improved with a brief rest. Brown bitter with a lasting coarse white head, lightly malty nose, subtle floral and fruity notes hover over an earthy sharp and faintly grapefruity bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
50cl bottle from Alfred the Grape, Marlow. Amber with a loose white head; orangey aroma; earthy, caramel malt body; with a decent bitterness - some grapefruit and a touch of spice. Another rather good bitter from this brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120504]


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