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Bluebird Bitter - Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd

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BA SCORE
87
very good

374 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 24
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bluebird is a fine session ale with a light golden colour. The intense resinous and spicy hop character which is the beer's hallmark is derived from the use of unusual quantities of English Challenger hops, each bale being individually and personally selected by the brewer. The malt is, of course, Maris Otter fermented slightly warm to give a soft fruitiness with a faint hint of scented geranium.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a shaker pint glass.

Beautiful, clear golden color with a foamy 1/4" white head. Big foamy bubbles, thick shallow lacing. Comes back nicely with a swirl.

The aroma is floral and somewhat spicy, with a soft caramel/toffee note. A little grainy. Nice.

Similarly the taste comes on with spicy, floral hops, some pleasantly sharp herbal/grassy notes, and subtle toffee. A little fruitiness I can't quite place. Ends light and dry with a bit of a grapefruit zest and pine aftertaste. There's a delicate malty sweetness in the very beginning, but it finishes lightly bitter.

Nicely textured, comes on somewhat thick and fluffy then fades away light and clean. Smooth and drinkable, it's hard to put it down.

This beer is a great example of simple but well executed English brewing. An excellent true to style bitter, with a nice hop punch to it.

busternuggz, Jun 25, 2014
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Bluebird Bitter from Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.