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Cornish Buccaneer - Wooden Hand Brewery

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Cornish BuccaneerCornish Buccaneer

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8 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 8
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 15.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wooden Hand Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cypressbob on 03-15-2007)
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Reviews by cypressbob:
Photo of cypressbob
2.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle, poured into a nonic pint glass

Pours with a golden amber body. Off white head with good retention, some lacing

Smell, dry and musty in a similar vein to the Cornish Mutiny. Some dms, boiled corn and a little bit of bready malt

Taste, crisp and biscuity. Vegetal flavour once again along with some buttery diaceytl....some hop bitterness on the finish

Pretty poor, not something I'd have again

cypressbob, Mar 15, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of mtbdonn
3/5  rDev +5.3%

mtbdonn, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Oh dear, I have two more beers from this brewery to try (and review). This is the second I've tried and it isn't looking good. I hate knocking the 'small guy' but this isn't a great advert for the brewery.

Well packaged, this 500ml brown bottle has a lovely front label and the rear one gives you the normal information about ingreadiants etc.

It goes down hill very rapidly after that I'm afraid.

Poured into a Veltins Pilsner stemmed tulip glass it looked a dull gold colour with no head from the start, just a small white collar around the glass.

Boring is the word to describe this beer, very little aroma, watery and bland.

I hope the next two brews are a whole lot better than the first two I've had.

BlackHaddock, Nov 22, 2008
Photo of Absumaster
3.35/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Newcastle Arms, Newcastle.
A dirty, golden to light brown beer with a thin head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell is fruity with some faint malt notes. The hops are not very abundant, but there is a light English hop smell.

Taste is bitter with faint hoppy notes, my guess is EKG, or English earthy hops. A moderate fruitiness that is just a little estery. Body is quite thin, a little too thin. Aftertaste is light and short.

Absumaster, Feb 03, 2008
Photo of GreenCard
2.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: orangey-brown, good clarity, spongey layer of off-white foam, good head retention

Aroma: chocolate cake, almond paste, malt, brown sugar, grass, iron

Flavor: dryish malt backbone with hints of old, weak coffee, perfume, bitter apple, and burnt caramel; finishes dryish with a lingering bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, mild carbonation, thinnish texture

Other comments: A bit vapid, thin and non-exciting. Difficult to write a dynamic review about beers like this.

GreenCard, Jul 12, 2007
Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +14%

endless1408, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of aidanskinner
1.88/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

a - looks ok. bit of a head that vanishes in 30 seconds. Yellowish colour

s - slightly citrusy, no malt to speak of

t - urgh. offensively inoffensive. so dull I'm going to have to sharpen all my kitchen knives because they've been to close to it

m - thin, dull, lifeless

o - everything wrong with British bitter

bought this and Pirate's Gold in Peckhams in Glasgow. Both hit the sink after half a bottle, and I only drank that much so I could accurately review them here (what a trooper, eh?). Will not buy again.

aidanskinner, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of CwrwAmByth
3/5  rDev +5.3%

CwrwAmByth, Sep 19, 2012
Cornish Buccaneer from Wooden Hand Brewery
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.