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XB Bluebird Bitter - Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd

Not Rated.
XB Bluebird BitterXB Bluebird Bitter

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51 Reviews
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Reviews: 51
Hads: 75
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-03-2005

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4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"With American Aroma Hops ... new wave American hop variety Mount Hood with robust citrus aromas"

OK. That's roughly the smell I get from various Rogue, Dogfish Head and Stone beers. Piercing notes of iron and lemon with the sticky red resins one associates with the "other" herb. The rusty brass color and background aromas indicate nice, glazed malt sugars.
On the palate it is balanced. Easy, hardened shells of honey and caramel flavors contain leafy mints and lemon peel notes that rise on the finish. Cottony tannins and tangy acidity don't quite fill in a gap on the mid-palate. Where's the obnoxious malty sweetness and head-spinning alcohol? Oh yeah, it's a hybrid. This beer's English chromosomes require it to be very drinkable.

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XB Bluebird Bitter from Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd
82 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.