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Coniston Bluebird Bitter (Bottle)

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Coniston
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Bitter
Coniston, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Formally contract brewed by Brakspear. Currently contract brewed at Hepworth for Beer Counter, under the supervision of Peter Scholey, former Brakspear head brewer.
The ingredients and abv are different to the CAMRA Supreme Champion cask ale which continues to be brewed by Coniston.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and crystal malt; Challenger hops - mainly at the end of the boil.

BLUEBIRD is a fine session ale with a light golden colour. The intense resinous and spicy hop character which is the beers hallmark is derived from the use of unusual quantities of English Challenger hops, each bale being individually and personally selected by the brewer. The malt is, of course, Maris Otter fermented slightly warm to give a soft fruitiness with a faint hint of scented geranium.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (970) - - NOV 27, 2016
Aroma is mild caramel malt and english esters. Appearance is light copper and crystal clear. Almost no head. Taste is well balanced between light caramel and a firm bitterness. A bit of floral and tangy hops. Palate is light and crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (1657) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Rating from bottle collection/historic notes. Bottle, source not noted. Poured a hazy, amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit and bread. Moderate sweetness, fairly high bitterness. Medium body, light texture. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5633) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Appearance - deep amber with a nice fluffy head. Nose - lemon zest, biscuits and a slight metallic note. Taste - more lemon zest. Cola. Metallic again. Palate - light bodied with a crunchy texture and a long dry minerally finish. Overall - solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2807) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers. Clean malt nose with some prune and light grass. A touch of toffee. Well-balanced on the palate with body, but feels light and refreshing. Light bitterness on the finish. Could drink this all day really.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1474) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Aroma is bitter, burnt malt, a pastry sweetness, cookie, light. Appearance is orange amber, white head, mostly clear. Taste is bready, malty, some smoke, nice bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light body, light crisp carbonation, bitter bready aftertaste. Overall, not real familiar with the style but it tastes good to me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mishnok (125) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
From 500ml bottle. Bronze to copper colour with some creamy white head. Light citrus taste, a bit breads and the bitterness is quite subtle. Medium to light body. Easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybion (140) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle, 500 ml, from Tesco in Bowness-on-Windermere. Pours clear golden amber with a finger of quite dense white head, a moderate amount of visible carb (small-medium bubbles), and some patchy lacing. Moderately sweet honey and salted caramel malt to begin with on the nose giving way to fruitcake, nuts, almonds, orange rind, light citrus, light spice, and some floral hoppy edges. Really makes me think of Fullers (either ESB or London Pride). Taste is dense wholemeal/"farmhouse" bread and sweet honey followed up by citrus and orange rind, before a mildly bitter, quite spicy hoppy finish of medium length - little bit of pepper. Creamy feel to it overall. Medium body, oily texture, slight carb on the tip of the tongue - super easy drinking. Makes me think of a creamier and less floral London Pride.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
SanfordBrewer (1512) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Translucent gold with white head. Light body with medium carbonation.

Aroma: woody piney hops, bready malt, orval-like funky tartness.

Taste: dirty socks, rotten cheese, totaly infected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2102) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Pours a nice copper color with a fair head. Aroma of malt, bit of fruit and nut. Taste of malt, mild sweetness with fruit and grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth with a nice malty feel. Enjoyable beer

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (11345) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2016
On tap at Avenue Pub. Pours a cloudy orange gold with medium off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is floral and bready malt. Medium body, earthy hop, caramel, bitter finish, decent.


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