Brewed by Coniston
Style: Old Ale
Coniston, England


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
Introduced 1995.
Ingredients: Maris Otter & Crystal malts; Roasted Barley; Challenger hops.
Named after the mountain behind the brewery.

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tombyars (1774) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2007. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear garnet red in colour with a thin white head. Strong aroma of boiled bramble fruit, long in intensity. Smooth mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a fruity malty base with maltloaf to the fore, laced with dark berry fruits. Very short note of hop resins make a brief appearance in the quick aftertaste. Sweet malt appears at the end and gives a vinous finish with port flavours evident. An excellent old ale and well recommended.

Ungstrup (38581) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
Cask. A brown beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of caramel as well as medium notes of malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel.

Svesse (8821) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2011
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 27 Nov 2010) Dark ruby colour, leaning in the mahogany direction, with brief off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, raisins and dark bread. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dark bread, caramel, raisins and a dry finish with a mild bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Nice one.

Oakes (19010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
Amber-brown. Toffee-caramel nose - a touch of butter? Soft, light toffee character. Finishes a little bit weak, actually.

Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
CAsk @ Black Bull, Coniston. Very dark brown with stable small head. Mild, shy fruity malt aromas. Some prune. Thin, almost watery. The fruity malt character is good but too subdued. Has a brilliant dry finish, though, and is a nice drinkable beer. Would peg it more as a mild than an old ale. The name of the beer is just the name of the mountain in Coniston anyway.

fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium to dark brown amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, berries, fruity, light caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100120]

wheresthepath (2405) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
[Cask at the Black Bull Inn, Coniston] Toffee, fruit, a bit of bitternees, rather dull and not very old aley

Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
Cask. Clear orangey brown with a small off-white head. Sweetish nutty nose. Light body, sweet nuts and caramel. No bitterness. 200110

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Draught at TND: Aroma of Earth, yeasty dough, English malts, east kent goldings, and slight tea. Nice aroma for the style. Poured amber/brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, off-white/tan head that lasted throughout. Fair lacing. Clear. Very sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of honey, Earth, malts, bread, east kent goldings, slight tea, and hops. Medium body. Smooth, dry texture. Average carbonation. Earth, malt, hop, and wheat bread finish is dry. Pretty good for the style.

hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask at Black Bull, Coniston, Cumbria. home of the Coniston Brewery. Dark mahogany brown with a small off white head. Earthy malt aroma. Earthy malt taste. Pretty earthy, in fact. Mid bitter finish. Served rather cold, so any other, non earth related nuances were lost on me.

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