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Coniston
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Coniston, England

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned - contract brewed by Hepworth for Coniston.
Stronger version of Bluebird.
For cask version, see Coniston (Premium) XB.

English Pale Ale with American aroma hops.
Bluebird XB combines two of the great themes of ale brewing to produce something distinctive and new. The fine tradition of English Pale Ale is about quaffing, refreshment and complexity of flavour without alcoholic strength

Then throw in a new wave of American hop variety Mount Hood with robust citrus aromas.
... Not too much mind or we might have an American Pale Ale on our hands?

Bluebird XB
familiar ... but different

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3.3
Oelbas (274) - DENMARK - FEB 12, 2016
Let uklar dybgylden med et kortvarigt hvidt skum. Duft af malt og blomster med mandarin i en flot balance. Smagen er fyldig med fint balanceret sødme og en markant men velafstemt bitterhed, der holder længe.

3.2
Rasmus40 (20643) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle from Brdr. Schmidt. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and light hoppy - flowers. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 010116

3.3
HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Some citrus notes. Oily palate.

3.3
saxo (18301) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are hops, fruits, flowers and malt. Nice semi bitter finish.

3.1
gunnar (9091) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle from Det Gode Brygg, Sandnes. Pours clear dark golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of caramel malts, weak citrus hops. Taste is moderate sweet caramel, very weak dry citrus finish.

2.9
Holmen1 (5874) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2015
Flaske fra Det gode brygg, delt med Ovesen på Holmens juleverksted: klar gylden med ok skum, litt film og kniplinger. Sitron- og blomsterpreget aroma og smak. Behagelig karbonert, slank. Lett blomsteraktig bitterhet i avslutningen.

2.9
Holmen2 (3638) - NORWAY - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 03.12.15. Clear golden. White head and lacing. Strong aroma of bottles lemon juice. Also in taste, with some malt. Aftertaste better balanced, with malt, flowers, lemon juice and grapefruit.

2.9
chrisv10 (17427) - DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle, 4.4%. clear amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, biscuit, hop and a little grass. Flavour is malt, caramel, biscuit, medium sweet, hop, little grass and a little bitter.

2.7
nilsas (4114) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015

Lukt: Syrlig fruktig duft, noe malt og eik.
Utseende: Fin gyllen honning farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tykt dekkende skum.
Smak: Fruktig med en liten bitter avslutning.
Hvor: [email protected] Gode Brygg, Sandnes, [email protected]
Medium: [email protected], [email protected],4%, [email protected]

3.4
PorterPounder (7966) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl, - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 500 ml bottle. Slightly murky dark gold pour, very brief off-white head. Aroma has some light spicy accents - perhaps allspice, a touch of mint, light fruitiness. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it with some light peach undertones, some faint saffron spiciness, light spearmint in the back end. Mouthfeel has a nice pleasant smoothness to it.


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