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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kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2007
On Cask @ Buckeye Beer Engine 3/24/07, pint glass: Frothy, thick, and creamy, cream colored head w/ a mildly hazy medium amber brownish beer. Decidedly floral and citrusy hops @ first w/ a healthy yeasty aroma to back up the hops. Lightly tobacco/earthy hints as well. Some malty notes that are reminiscent of saltine crackers, but faint to go along w/ all the caramel malts and hops. Also a healthy fruity, green apple nose. Well balanced up front, but turns lightly bitter in the finish. The malty back bone keeps the dominant herbal and citrusy hop flavors from getting out of hand, and has a bit of a yeasty bite to go along w/ the green apple fruitiness. Afteraste is toasty malt and yeasty flavored. Smooth, but dry m/f, lighter medium body, low level of CO2. Very nice session beer! I was not sure of the ABV when I had this, but for a 4.2% beer, nice complex for what seemed to be a smaller beer.

Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Cask at the Beer Engine. Poured a slightly hazy golden copper color. Mild aroma of estery fruits and bread. Mild flavor as well, crisp with some fruityness and a bitter finish. Very nice beer, I enjoyed all the work that went into pumping out of the beer engine.

RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Cask at The Beer Engine. Aroma: Toffee, raisins, toasted nuts. A fair amount of earthy hops. Appearance: Light brown in color and slightly hazed. Medium beige head was full and creamy with good retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Toffee, grapes and raisins, toasted nuts, and a slight chocolate flavor. A fair amount of earthy and resinous hop flavor and a nice hop bite. Slightly sweet finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Overall: A pleasant beer. Well balanced and good for sessioning.

JoeMcPhee (9454) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
Tap at HDG. Hazy amber beer, creamy white head. Woody hop aroma. Earthy hop aroma over slightly bready/honeyish malts. Lingering yeastiness. Decent body, balanced with a touch of berryish ester flavour. Decent bitter.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the High Cross Inn, Broughton in Furness 16/09/2006 Fruit aroma. Mid brown coloured fruity and slightly rich on the palate. Some acidity. Crisp and bitter malt finish. 2. Cask Stillage at NWAF The Venue, Miles Platting 20/01/2010 Big malt and some spice aroma. Bronze mid brown coloured and fruity with a grainy and slightly bitter peppery malt finish. 3. Cask Stillage at the Community Centre, Tarporley 30/01/2010 Malt aroma. Mid brown coloured malty and smooth on the palate with a hint of dryness in a chocolaty malt finish.

dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2006
cask: hint of malt in the aroma, amber color, bland, lack of flavor, (maybe some caramel), watery, uninteresting beer.

Sregnar35 (1032) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Cask Conditioned at Mahar’s in Albany, NY. Great cask beer, extremely easy to drink with a deep flavor character.

ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2005
on cask at the Half Door in Hartford, CT. hazy orange pour with off white foamy head. Citrus peel aroma and vinegar. Light mouthfeel, low carbonation. Kind of sour, citrusy (orange peel) flavor, some yeast, malty - no hop presence. Not sure if this is infected or not, there is way too much of a vinegar presence both in aroma and taste.

imdownthepub (14982) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Black Bull Hotel, Conison. Dark ruby colour with bubbly white head. Drank this after a morning climbing the mountain itself, The Old Man of Coniston is a dark rugged mountain and the beer follows suit, strong oaky and toffeeish. Nicely balanced, a great beer after a great morning.

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