Cornish Buccaneer | Wooden Hand Brewery

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Cornish BuccaneerCornish Buccaneer

Brewed by:
Wooden Hand Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cypressbob on 03-15-2007

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by cypressbob:
Photo of cypressbob
2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
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

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2017. Acquired recently from Home Bargains.

A: Poured into a tulip pint glass. A rich amber colour with good clarity and plentiful carbonation. Forms a decent head of frothy white foam that lasts for a minute or so before dissipating.

S: Aroma of grainy malt with hints of stewed leaves, barley sugar, ale yeast, faint hay and a touch of buttery diacetyl in the background. Bland.

T: Tastes of light caramel malt with hints of husky grain, stewed leaves and ale yeast. A mild bitterness upon swallowing, with an acrid undertone revealing itself.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and a somewhat watery body. Aftertaste of grain, ale yeast and harsh cooked leaves.

O: Meh - pretty unimpressive. Average looks, while the aroma and flavour are insipid and mildly flawed. So-so body. A dull beer that's a bit rough around the edges. Possibly better on cask but I'd say give it a miss.

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Photo of mtbdonn
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.5/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.33/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

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Photo of GreenCard
2.91/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of aidanskinner
1.88/5  rDev -33.8%
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.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Cornish Buccaneer from Wooden Hand Brewery
Beer rating: 2.84 out of 5 with 9 ratings