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Coniston
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Bitter
Coniston, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2004
Bright amber appearance. Reserved nose that was slightly fruity. Crisp, hoppy taste with a citrusy flavor. Well carbonated, medium-bodied mouthfeel. Dry, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2004
The beer splits from the bottle a slightly hazed copper color, the head smallish in size, bubbly in texture and the color an off white, the lace a velum like sheet to obscure the glass. The aroma of malt dominates the nose, quite fresh and crisp; maybe just a whiff of hops, start is somewhat sweet, nice malt profile and the top moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish has a friendly acidity, the hops delectable in their spiciness, bone-dry aftertaste that languishes on the palate, quite quaffable, and a great beer after a trying day at work.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2004
This is #200 for me! Very little head and slightly cloudy with a light amber color. Nose is light with soap and citrus scents. The flavor is piney and light on the hops. As others have said, it is thin. However, the lack of malt is expected when the label boasts of the hops. Picks up more malt flavor as you work through the glass. Has an earthy aftertaste. Decent, but nothing special.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2004
A very unimpressive bitter, with a golden grainy appearance and a thin light layer of foam, that leaves very little lacing. A very unappealing bitter aroma. The first taste is not bad, but the aftertaste is awful, unbalanced, watery and grainy, almost like I was drinking a skunky lager. This was just overly dry hopped to the point that the flavor is almost gone.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
lemony aroma. Citrusy, lemon body that almost makes you pucker. I really dont't have anything good to say about this brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GNome (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2004
Bottled Conditioned; Hint of citrus aroma, carbonation predominates mouthfeel, grainy overtones.. reasonable

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Gold tan. Nose sweet, lemony, taste lemon, nitty, bready. Needs to be creamier.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2003
Bottled. Fruity, pear and grapefruit aroma. Orange/golden color, very small off-white head, fair lace. Sweet and sour, very fruity, light underlying bitterness, clean. Bit thin body and light dry. Could use a bit more maltiness and body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (6972) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2003
Dutch ratebeer meeting. Hazy yellow/orange coloured, small head. Aroma of grapefruit and pear. Sour sweet taste, with a bitter palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (2240) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2003
Dutch ratebeer meeting. Hazy yellow/orange coloured, small head. Unusual aroma, complex and fruity. Initially sour flavour, then goes on to be more sweet. Obvious complexity. Lasting finish. An unusual combination of flavours, but pretty good.


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