Brewed by Cotleigh
Style: Old Ale
Taunton, England


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask & Bottled; Regular.
Buzzard is a traditional dark ale brewed with pale, crystal and chocolate roasted malts and Herefordshire hops. Deep copper red in colour with the roasted chocolate malt giving a dry nutty flavour with hints of amaretto biscuit. The finish in the mouth is a dry smoky smooth finish. A two-time finalist in the Champion Beer of Britain Competition and twice voted Good Beer Guide "Beer of the Year".

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2573) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Handpull cask at the Pilgrims Progress (JDW), Bedford. Dark brown with notes of mahogany. Smell of milk chocolate, some muted forest fruit, gentle malt. Taste is not so good: sweet but also medicinal and herbal with a note of watercress. Some stone fruits in the aftertaste with a hint of liquorice. Creamy mouthfeel. Messy but passable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Parmenion777 (184) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2016 Pours a reddish brown colour with a small thin white head. Malty caramel and fruit aroma, a hint of boiled vegetable. Sweet caramel fudge flavour, some sweet spice and nuttiness with a medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (10297) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Cask at the moon under water Watford Jdw. A nut brown copper coloured pour with a lasting loose dirty head. Aroma is semi sweet burnt brown sugars, liquorice, toffee, black malts. Flavour is composed of tangy charred sugars, black malts, burnt toffee, apple. Toffee apple. Palate is semi sweet, decent cask condition, woody finish. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
I_LUV_BEER (222) - - OCT 12, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 500ml bottle. Pours dark ruby-red colour with a thick beige head, plenty of lacing in the glass. Aroma is malts, toffee, chocolate, hints of molasses. Taste is malts, chocolate, nutty, slightly bitter smoky finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Yet another very easy to drink, nice and interesting brew from Cotleigh!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3514) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle from a supermarket in Somerset. Pours ruby with a cream head. The aroma is mild toasty malts. The taste is toffee and toast with light dry spice and a little red fruits. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2016
500ml bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Pours clear ruby-brown with a thin cream-coloured head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, malt, some fruit. Taste is malty, sweet, light mineral tang on the finish. A bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (832) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle, bought in Cheddar Gorge, but the sort of beer Id love to discover in a very old English pub and then quaff four or five. Plenty of flavour for a 4.8% ale, with some deep malts, some dark and dried fruits and a hint of nut. Loses its latte coloured head after only a few seconds, but still looks good with a nut brown body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Dark and malty with biscuity tones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Cask at White Star, Stoke. Pours dark chestnut brown with light tan head. Some bitter choc, few nuts, smooth and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (2201) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, toffee Appearance-Brown, clear, tan foam Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-light body, thin feel, lively, bitter finish Overall-good

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