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


on tap

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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fonefan (51602) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
Cask [gravity] at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear medium to dark amber color with a small, fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, dusty, caramel notes, nutty notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 120908

yespr (48100) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2007
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy amber to brown with a lacing off-white head. Dry malty nose, slight nutty and toffee. Rather hoppy dry blending in with a toffee malty flaour. Dry and hoppy bitter finish. Nice.

Ungstrup (38595) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2005] A brown beer with a small beige head. The aroma contains notes of caramel and nuts. While the flavor is sweet with notes of nuts as well as light hoppy notes in the end, making it dry. Nice one.

joergen (29378) - 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.

anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2010
Cask @ Green Lion Inn, Malmö. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

oh6gdx (26485) - 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.

cgarvieuk (26089) - 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.

omhper (25825) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2006
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear nut brown. Roasty malt dominates this beer from nose to finish. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. It’s very nutty with vague notes of grass and licorice. Bitter, lightly salty finish. A very likeable brown ale.

Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of yngwie. Slightly hazy, orangey brown with an off-white head leaving some laces. Somewhat fat, malty aroma with a whiff of nuts. Medium body, dry nutty malt and a rather hoppy finish. Quite decent. 180807

Beerhunter111 (22974) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2015
Das Bier ist fast klare, kastanienbraun und es hat eine geringe aber feine beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, nussig, fruchtig, Karamell. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, nussig, Karamell, gering hopfig bitter, ok!

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