Cottage Golden Arrow

Formerly brewed at Cottage
Style: Bitter
Castle Cary, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular (Rail Ales range).
Gold medal winner at the 14th Maltings Beer Festival and silver medal winner at the Great British Beer Festival. A light golden colour with a distinctive floral hop flavour and aroma. A refreshing, thirst quenching pint.

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thepeter's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, - SEP 6, 2012
Dark yellow to orange, still pour with little head and almost no lacing. Aromas of cereal adn fruit, orchard but not too heavy. Taste is moderate grainy and lightly sweet. Palate is light and it was a bit flat even for a cask beer. Overall I was expecting more.

BeardedAvenger (1027) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Cask at Swan, Farnborough. There is a something there - a hint of a floral aroma. Pale gold - almost hazy. Good creamy head, although it does develop an sickly blotchyness. A vague umami taste. Bitterness comes through in larger mouthfulls. Nearly medium in body. Oily. Carbonation. Long finish. Bland.

SarkyNorthener (4765) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2016
[email protected] brittania, Ilfracombe. Golden beer with medium head. Aroma of malts and yeast. Taste is yeast, sweet, malts and some lemon. Decent.

Grumbo (3753) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Cask at the Green Man (GK), opposite Gt Portland St tube station, London. Pours golden with an average white head. Aroma of fresh hop, straw, light citrus and a touch of spice. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Towards medium body, light/creamy texture, average carbonation level. Finish is sweeter, slight bitter fruit. Not bad.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Cask at Abbey Inn, Leek. Pours golden with a white head. Quite a sweet malty bitter. Not great.

BeerViking (4985) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Cask at the Pineapple, slightly hazy gold with a lacing head, malty nutty nose, initially dry-sweet malty body is rapidly overwhelmed by an acrid bitterness.

MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Slightly dusty hazy appearance. Quite woody aroma. Deep orange honey colour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kwik-lime (2012) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Cask at the Hole in the Wall, Waterloo. Flattish, citrusey but didn’t particularly enjoy the hop character and largely uninspiring.

Mr_Pink_152 (5408) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Pint from the Three Horseshoes, Waddington. Deep gold colour with white head. Slight funk aroma, with a bitter aftertaste.

yespr (47037) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild herbal toasted malty. Bitter, toasted and light herbal hoppy. Dry andslight bitter finish.

The_Osprey (8682) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Cask at Draft House. Hazy orange, still, small foamy white head, light lacing. Aroma is musty, lemon, bubblegum. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste - slight soured milk, taste is very milky, soft malt, sweet and biscuity. Quaffable. I can see why it has won awards at festivals - drinkable and different.

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