Tolly Cobbold Phoenix (Bottle)

Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottled, Pasteurised;
"Our Master Brewer has developed this exceptional ale to resurrect the Tolly Cobbold name. Including both oats and wheat, its distinctive biscuit malt and fruit flavours, combined with just a hint of sweetness, result in a rich and smooth, full bodied ale."

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (6497) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
Mit McTapps geteilt. Klassiches Bitter mit einer wenig an Hopfen, leichter Wrze, etwas Malz und ausgewogener Perlung. Balancierte Bitterkeit zum Schluss hin. Langweilig, klassisch, angenehm.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (6685) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle brought home from England. The beer pours out in a clear amber colour with low airy head and medium to crisp body. Aroma of hops and barley. Taste of bitter hops, light malt, barley, bread, green nuts and flowers. Mild fruity hints. Drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
ralphdot (1069) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
4.2% amber colour with a thin head, malty aroma, nice malty caramel taste and slightly bitter, like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (6774) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Tolly Cobbold was the name of a closed brewery in Suffolk some years ago. Greene King have resurrected the name and added the bird that rises out of the ashes to the beers name. The 500ml clear bottle had a best before date of July 2011, drank and reviewed on 18th Jan 2011. Poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard: the beer looked lovely, a bright yet deep amber body with a thin off-white head on top. The smells were of toffee apple sweetness, with a malty caramel feel. The initial taste is malty and semi-sweet, the hops appear as the mouth drys, but adding little bitterness. Easy to drink and well balanced (hops maybe hiding a little), I like the sweeter, maltier tasting English Bitters, so this is appealing to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2011
(split from my cask rating)...."Pasteurised bottle from Tesco. Chestnut, creamy beige slick. Pleasantly buttery Innis+Gunn-type aroma with Crunchie, a dab of aniseed and jellied orange hop not unlike a fresh-picked homegrown Fuggles. Slippery and apple turnover/caramel-accented with hints of aniseed, honey and toasted nuts. Cant believe Im having a bit of a rave about a GK beer. So much better than the cask version.."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (3527) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours amber with a medium head. Aroma is vanilla and caramel malt with a skunky hint. Taste has skunk along with sweet vanilla and caramel on the finish. Watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13835) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco, Banbury. Brownish amber with white head. Heavier, fruity malts than many, quite caramalised with a burnt sugar note, sweet and reasonably full, although thats where it finishes. Reasonable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5190) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle. Clear botle with a brown appearance.Small head and left no lacing. Fruity and slightly dry. Quite a few complex flavours floating around. Far better than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6280) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2010
50cl bottle from Tescos, Camberley. Rather better that the average GK bottle, but this doesnt really remind me of the Tolly I used to drink in Norfolk a few decades ago. Pours a reddish amber with a cream head; has a fruity aroma I cant quite put my finger on; sugary malty flavour with some juicy hops to finish - slightly on the sour side, which isnt bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (10212) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle. Bronze with a beige foam. Aromas are biscuit malts with pear and brown sugar. Flavours are sweet toffee and brown sugar malts with gritty grain. Raisins with a juicy light hop finish. OK.

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