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Coniston
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Bitter
Coniston, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Formerly 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 beer’s 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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3.2
Hansen (8595) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Dark golden coloured and clear. Has a white head. Nice aroma, hoppy and herbal, floral too.

3
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
500ml Bottle from Tesco, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Decent, if not groundbreaking traditional style bitter with a floral crispness.

3.7
retinadoc (236) - - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle. Pleasant, malty ale. Smooth and malty, slightly sweet; well balanced. Appropriately bitter finish.

2.6
barn0216 (550) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Pale orange. Buttery grain aroma. Light grainy bitterness, a little too malty, not sweet but sticks to the tongue. Common, forgettable.

3
Connor66 (75) - - MAY 23, 2015
Poured golden with light white head. Lively light ale taste with hops. Bought at Asda, poured from the bottle

3.2
EvanFriend (591) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Tastes of caramel malt and some grassy hops. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Nothing to write home about.

2.8
rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2015 Pours golden with light white head, clear. Aroma is malt, caramel, burnt toast, grass, and earth. Flavor is caramel, with floral, and earth. Overall run of the mill nothing special

2.8
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - APR 29, 2015
On tap at the International Tap House in Chesterfield. Pours clear golden with no head minimal aroma flavor is slight malt and some bitterness. But not much else. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
markoijelena (3121) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle 0.5l at Cika Boban Tasting in Vranovo Serbia.01.04.2015.Taste with cika Boban himself and my bro ippopotamo36!Pour it golden color with small white head.On the nose dusty,like a bar full of beer spill.Taste and Aroma of malty,funky,quite bitter but not too fresh I think.Good carbonation,sweet feel on the end.

0.9
AtronSeige (1535) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 6, 2015
Aroma: Medium wet rag?, earthy, (uncooked) octopus. Geranial. ink Appearance: Dark gold, copper body. Small, tan head. Fair retention. Lacing. Flavour: Medium earthy, off-hops, geranial. ink. Dry finish, light astringency. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Light astringency. Overall: I am not sure what the taste should be, but this is weird! Nothing points to the beer being off, but the plant matter/strange flavours makes this difficult to drink. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter


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