markas101 (2450) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Cask, The Francis Newton. Deep golden, astringent lime aroma. Bitter, citrus and soap. Pine finish. niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
On cask at JDW, Stone. If you like floor cleaner then you’ll enjoy this! A really bitter unusual start, my palate got used to it eventually but I have to say at no stage was it pleasant. Very disappointing. Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2011
Cask @ 3 Judges. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is light malted, citrus, a bit dusty. Flavour is light malted, citric, hint of biscuit. Slightly bitter finish. Average. stravale (3065) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JUL 6, 2011
Cask @ Wetherspoon, Elgin. Appearance - hazy golden with thick white head. Aroma - some citrus hop, bit of grapefruit. Taste - some citrusy hop with biscuity malt. Very slight butterscotch, but only fleeting. Finish - bitter with some citrus, bit dry. Quite a tasty beer - I only noticed the diacetyl slightly and it doesn’t detract from the taste. It’s certainly a lot better than the ratings below - perhaps the bottled version is poor? fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2011
i dont know why Cotleigh gets such bad ratings-i find their beers to be quite above average. this a world class bitter, very well done.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2011
330ml Bottle – 99 Bottles – Federal Way, WA otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Dark amber in color, hazy with a thin copper head. Decent use of bittering hops in the aroma long with the malt. Roasted malt flavors with a light bitter flavor. This was a easy drinking beer the bittering was not in the finish. There is a light struck dactyl flavor to the beer also. This beer just did not make the top list.
Appearance: hazy orange with a generous pithy head which fades clumpy while sticking to sides of glass. Swirls with puff and a bulbous hump in the middle.
bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Nose: marmalade breads. Sweet rolls with crust and crisp crackers underneath. Bright orange skins mingle with green grass. Faint yeasty doughy quality.
Palate: medium-light weight and mouthfeel, touch on the thin side. Sweet right up front with marmalade, sweet rolls, and orange honey. Dry in the back with grass, straw, and crackers. Overall clean and a touch too quick. Orange and tangerine skins start sweet then grow bitter and dry. Watery lemon ice underneath. Faint marmalade and dough lingers but never for too long.
Final Thoughts: overall okay, though not much of anything to write home about or recall in fond remembrance. Thankfully in a brown bottle.
Bottle from Bottleworks. BBF 01/01/11. Oops? Pours hazy dark gold with a slight white head. Aroma is rather crisp and citrus. Flavor is light malt with some hop, and a flavor that suggested marine air. I’m thinking floral, but it’s far from perfumey. Bitter, but not strongly so. English that. I’m putting this down as a session bitter. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2011
The aroma is buttery and yeasty with hay, herbs, and corn like malt. The appearance is amber gold with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a strangeness that is somehow enjoyable. The palate is average. Overall a drinkable beer that is not great. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Pours golden with a spattered head that reduces to some powdery clouds. Smells rustic with aged citrus. Medium full nectar with decent carbonation. This is very typical of it’s genre and was rather enjoyable.