Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
Copper colour with a thin white head and clinging lace. Bitter citrus hop aroma. Slight malt citrus hop flavour. Thin texture, honey sweet finish. DruncanVeasey (8426) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 1)Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton. You’d be justified in expecting a beer called ’Goldrush’ to have at least a trace of US hops..but this is Cottage remember, so you’d be wrong.. Heavily buttered hay aroma. Red gold with no head, still condition. Vague shortbread, strawberry jam notes..strong aniseed and Bertie Bassett as it warms. Pretty dismal.
2) The Crown, 18/03/12. Bright and brassy with a white foam. Red apple yeastiness, apricot aroma. Strawberry and apple-like fruit, clean buttered grassiness, always sesame. Good finishing bitterness. Bit out of the box for Cottage. 637313. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Stork Hotel, Birkenhead 27/03/2010
Some hop aroma. Golden coloured with a fruity and slightly bitter finish. harrisoni (19535) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2006 500ml bottle. Reddish copper colour. Faint US hop aroma. Seems a bit flat to me. Quite nice and juicy in mouth. Think this was a bit of a dodgy bottle, because it has signs of being very good.
Cask, handpull at Scarborough Hotel, Leeds. Gold with thin white head. US hop aroma. More aromatic than most. Quite good balance. Grapefruit hop on end. US hop aroma, quite astringent in mouth, some lime. Could do with more malt. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2005
Slight hazy light gold colour. Mildly fruity aroma. Sweet fruity malts balanced with a decent bitter earthy hop finish. Medium bodied, nice session bitter.
Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Head of Steam, Euston, London.chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2004
Deep amber coloured body capped with a thin speckled vale. Sweet oak aroma. Sweet malt flavour with cloying almost sticky palate. Not a hot summers day beer.
It always happens. Just when I am all set to bemoan Cottage churning out yet another mediocre beer, I find one that’s actually rather good. Glowing golden colour. Fresh aroma, but with a surprising fruity malt element too. Crisp citric flavour with some hints of wheat. My note said it had a rather Belgian feel to it and I was pleased to see that Mungo noted that too. Only marred by slight lack of bite in the finish, but that’s a minor criticism. Cask (handpump), Head of Steam, Euston, London NW1
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2004
Cask conditioned @ JDW, Winchester. Spicy yeast, almond notes and citric hop aroma. Some malt sweetness with chalky, yeasty bitter finish. Yeast almost reminiscent of some belgian beers. imdownthepub (15518) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2003
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Pale golden with bubbly head. Sweet fruity bodied beer with a malty fullness. Rounds of to a sharp tanginess. SilkTork (5923) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2003
Cask, Watch House, Lewisham. Blond. Gold colour. In many ways similar to Swift Hound, but better quality all round - better mouthfeel and better definition of flavours; less muddy, more pleasant.