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

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RATINGS: 156   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1907) - Brentford ,West London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2009
(Bottle Conditioned). Way eazy drinking , malty and aromatic brew. Huge ass white foam top above amber. Hop buds,flowers,spice and roast malt ..dusty caramel . A little thin in the mouth , but good ,sinkable flavoursome ESB.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (19614) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle, courtesy of a hardcore Danish crew
Hazy amber color. Puke smell, paper and caramel (light). Dry mouthfeel with dry caramel flavor. Ordinary bitterness. Poor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (9111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle. High fluffy white lasting head. Clear red brown body. Malty honey roasted malt caramel cocoa spicy aroma. Mild malty spicy and slightly sour flavor with a low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (11959) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2009
clear amber, smalll off white head .aroma is sourhsh wheatish, not very inticin.g. flavor is watery, faint flowery, faitnt bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9794) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle that Graham, (Lozs dad) very kindly passed onto me, I think he picked up from an Aldi store, consumed 12-09-09 Pours copper in colour with off white head, its a pretty good looker. Fruit and malt on the nose. Taste is also fruity and malty there is a slight tinneyness to this, some bitterness, bit of a tang its alright. A6 A4 F6 P3 Ov12 3.1

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2009
Cask at the Grid Inn Wetherspoon pub in Southfields, London SW18, UK on 9th September 2009. Brown with a lot of haze and thick creamy head lasting for duration of the slowly-consumed pint. Bitter chocolate aromas met by slight caramel before a pungent kick with a sharp hop climax. Soft, slightly creamy mouthfeel leading to a delayed, but very bitter lasting finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (22147) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2009
Cask at JDW edinburgh... nice copper ... good off white head ... sweet toffee malt nose iwth a little hop in the linger ... bitter hop front ... followed by a bitter tofee malt ... long bitter linger.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 28, 2009
Cask. Deep amber brown clear colour, medium ok lasting white ehad. Aroma of toasty caramel and malt with some frutiness. Ok mouthfeel. The flavour has a good maltiness with caramel, bitter hops and some sweetness. Pleasant brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
Cask at Charlies. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Fruiity aroma of caramel, hops, cookies and grass. Malty flavour of caramel, grass and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25552) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2009
Bottled (thanks to the craziest bartender around). Amber colour with mediumsized slightly off-white creamy head. Aroma is fruity, flowery, a bit nutty as well as some wooden notes. Mild caramel malty sweetness as well. Flavour is very much the same in a nice balance. Quite grassy and flowery aftertaste and finish. More like a bitter than an ESB.


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