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Bluebird Bitter - Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd

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BA SCORE
87
very good

377 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 25
Gots: 7 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2001)
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Bluebird Bitter from Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.