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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottled; Regular
Produced since 1979, Tawny Bitter has become one of the most popular beers in the West Country. Brewed using Devon pale and crystal malted barley and Herefordshire hops, Tawny is a distinctive well balanced best bitter with a subtle hop palate which blends with the sweetness of the malt. Tawny has been a finalist in the Champion Beer of Britain Competition, and is a two-time Good Beer Guide "Beer of the Year".

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Taster from bottle at Binnys, Downers Grove. Fruity smell, nice amber color, a bit cloudy. Large bit of foam from this tiny sample. Taste again is fruity. Very nice, about all I can say about it. Excellent version of this style, why Im rating it up.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (5575) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2017
Fra fat p The Old Bell, Fleet Str., London, mars-17: klar rdlig kobber ("tawny") med kort skum. Malt, karamell, ristet loff, milde urter. Lav karbonering gjr at den glir raskt ned. Mild bitterhet med noe urter, krydder og jordtoner.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sir__v (2571) - FRANCE - FEB 21, 2017
Cask @ The Globe, London - UK. Color: clear amber golden blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: sweet malt taste and bitter balance. Taste: light body with sweet malt and bitter. Nothing else... standard beer. Aftertaste: ...

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AshtonMcCobb (6397) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2017
On cask at the Haymarket Bar. Appearance - amber or tawny as expected. Nice tight lacy head. Nose - malt bag, dank cellar. Corked wine note. Taste - more of that corked wine note. Damp floorboards. Palate - light to medium bodied with that unpleasant dank oxidised taste through to the finish. Overall - oh dear. Is this what the brewer was hoping for.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Aug 2010 - Dark Amber in colour. Malty; roasty malts, caramel, hint of chocolate. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty with a slight bitter hop/fruit edge. OK. Sessionable. (2010-08)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4597) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
On tap at the Three Stags Bebington. Amber colour with an off white head. Aroma malty caramel and slight stale basement. Taste sweetish with a light bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (19349) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle from Alesbymail. Clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, toffee and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 110916

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (17049) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Bottled 500ml (AbM)
Clear copper color, small off-white head. Aroma has odd cellary hops with hints of crystal malts. Light-bodied. Flavor is also on heavy earthy hoppy side with back crystal malts although not really sweet. 3.8% is not a problem. Odd.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (3626) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Cask in a pub in Frome. Amber with a fading off white head. Mild aroma of toast and citrus. The taste is similar. Toasty malt with a hint of peppery spice and citrus. Dull.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fullpintofbeer (307) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle from Gardiner Haskings, Bristol. Appearance: small head, which disappears quickly, amber gold colour, very little hazy, fair lacing. Aroma: malts - grain, coffee, also a bit of apple. Taste: sweet with bitter aftertaste. Palate: light to medium bodied, medium bitter finish, flat. Overall: Not bad, although could have been more bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (2089) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Pours a brown colour. Taste is medium bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Quite an average bitter


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