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90
style
Brewed by Cotleigh
Style: Bitter
Taunton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottled; Regular.
Voted supreme champion of the Maltings Beer Festival immediately after its launch in 1994, this classic premium ale continues to win many accolades. Traditionally brewed with pale, crystal and chocolate malted barley and selected Herefordshire whole hops. A copper bronzed ale with hints of toffee and vanilla. The finish is malty and nutty with a gentle sweet finish. Finalist in the 2000 & 2005 Champion Beer of Britain Competition, 2001 Good Beer Guide "Beer of the Year" and Champion Beer 1994 Maltings Beer Festival.

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3.2
MRMedellin (326) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - OCT 4, 2017
Clear red beer, standard carbonation, small beige head, aromas mainly of caramel toffee and some floral notes, in palate medium body bitter start, and bitter finish, malt flavor at the end.

3.2
MarcinG (1003) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Butelka 500ml. Ciemny, mahoniowy kolor. Piana raczej mala,o bialym kolorze ,zanika szybko do pierscienia. W zapachu orzechy laskowe,ciastka,skorka od chleba ,karmel i niestety jakas metaliczna won. W smaku podobnie. Orzechy na pierwszym planie,potem ciastka,czerwone owoce,toffi i karmel. Niezla goryczka. Porzadne bitter ...szkoda tylko tego zapachu

3.4
zacgillbanks (5500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Bottle from Aldi, Washington. A dark brown ale with a strong hazelnut, malty and chocolate flavour followed by red fruit, burnt toffee and a roasted finish. Good.

3.4
GuideDogSaint (1748) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 21, 2017
Cask pint at the Edward Rayne, Raynes Park. Pours ruby with a beige head. Aroma of malt and toffee. Similar taste. Bitter finish, a little thin.

4
HopsDoctor83 (52) - Walsall, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2017 Dark roast creamy head, thick smooth drink easy on the palette, burnt hops aftertaste

3
saxo (19474) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2017
Cask @ Dragon Inn, Birmingham. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, flowers, grass, hops and malt. Nice and smooth.

3.2
BeardedAvenger (1116) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2017
Cask at Swan, Farnborough. Grassy, hay aroma. Chestnut. Fluffy but blotchy off-white head. Initially a vague sweetness but bitterness creeps in and then takes over. A malty undertow and as I drink more the sweetness reappears into the finish. More than light bodied, but still watery. Light carbonation. Abrupt finish. Better than average average bitter, more to it than twigs.

3.4
john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Copper/Brown in colour; reddish against light. Malty; lots of nuts, caramel, toasty/roasty malts. Fruity; hints of dried fruits. Hoppy; grassy hops. Good malt/hop balance. Sweet malty nutty with a dry hoppy finish. Enjoyed this. Very drinkable. Nice beer! (2011-12-23)

3.1
redders1974 (1624) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Full of malts some fruitiness easy drinking. pint on cask at the Healey rochdale

3.6
I_LUV_BEER (232) - - OCT 7, 2016
Served in a Teku glass from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear bronze amber with a medium head, medium lacing in the glass. Aroma is caramel, toffee, grass, malts and a hint of vanilla. Taste is caramel toffee, malty, nutty, bitter-sweet with a subtle almost sweet finish. Medium body with lively carbonation. Quaffable, unusual and interesting bitter.


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