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Greenmantle Ale | Broughton Ales Ltd

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Greenmantle AleGreenmantle Ale
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Greenmantle AleGreenmantle Ale

Brewed by:
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Hanglow
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of flyingpig
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (£1.70 from Tesco):
Fizzy, clear brown colour with a centimetre tall head that is foamy looking and halfs in size.

Malts upfront with a bread like aroma and some sugar but not a lot. There is some darker fruits too with fig and some raisins and prunes featuring along with a bit of sweetness, all of which is quite light.

Malty upfront with some sweet, sugary malts and a lot of darker fruits including prunes and raisins from the nose. There is a bready taste as well and some sweet, earthy flavours with a light sprinkling of hops.

A thick, almost full bodied beer with a sweet and fizzy feel to the beer and a slightly dry finish that has good bitterness, a general fruity feel and strong carbonation.

Light tasting beer that is a pleasant way to start the evening without being all that strong. The majority of the taste is a malty one with some darker fruit that is pretty refreshing and goes down well with a good balance.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear lively copper with dense creamy white head that shrinks but clings. Nose is bright fruit, waxy yeast and some toasted malts. White toast and dried apple malts with tea leaf hops. Light to medium, crisp, semi-dry leave.

A bit thin, but with the low ABV, drinkable for it. If I'm going Scottish, though, I'd like a bit more punch.

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Photo of PartyBear
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Heavily dark oak colour, with a fluffy tan head, and lots of carbonation.

Aroma: Lots of malts on the nose, with a sticky molasses aroma, subtle kola nut, and mild floral honey.

Taste: The first taste that hits you is a thick creamy toffee caramel, very sweet, and moreish. There are some floral flavours coming through alongside, with a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel: Thick and heavy in the palete with a creamy texture, and a decent level of carbonation.

Drinkability: A good drinkable beer, with a light ABV which means it works well as a session beer. The flavours may be slight sickly and over sweet, and the carbonation might be a touch heavy at time.

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Photo of atis
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours clear copper with fizzy tan head, light patchy lacing. Aroma is sweetish caramel malty, no hops.

Taste is medium bitter, quite low malty with some hints of fruit and light lemony bitter aftertaste.

Overall, very refreshing, excellent session beer, but somewhat felt too light...

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Photo of mdagnew
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle bought from The Vintage, Antrim...

Poured a deep amber colour. Slightly off white head poured fairly loose and frothy then faded quickly to patchy covering with thick edging. No real carbonation... wispy lacing...

Aroma - Quite a lot of toasted bready malts, dried dark fruits (raisins, prunes, also some apples), some light peat / tobacco notes, toasted nuts, leathery traces, sweet muscavado sugar notes, grassy hints...

Taste - A bit of a let down after the decent aroma... watered down lightly toasted malts, dark fruits (raisins, apples, figs), fruit / malt loaf notes, metallic traces, some saltiness, light smoke...

M&D - Quite sharp and dry... light bodied... Fairly drinkable although a little bland to have me wanting more...

Overall - Not the most exciting Scottish ale i've had.. i would have expected better from Broughton as most of their beers are excellent... worth a try...

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Photo of kmacphail
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A very odd beer this one, I can't exactly put it into a particular category. The beer poured a nice bronze colour with a white head, very much in the standard "pint of heavy" look to this.

The nose was non existant, a very faint hint of hops and a very slight hint of citrus fruit, but this took some froth on my nose before I realised this.

The taste is very surprising, it looks like a pint of heavy but tastes like a lager. Very light on the palate, mainly dominated by hops, but typical of a lager no real taste to speak of, very wattery. This continued through to the aftertaste, not much to speak of, a slight hint of citrus but nothing else.

It wasn't a horrible beer, but just too much like a lager for my liking, at 3.9% this would be an ideal session beer and it did go down very easily. My wife enjoyed this more than I did, but she is not a fan of darker beers at all, she even admitted that it tasted very different than it looked.

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Greenmantle Ale from Broughton Ales Ltd
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 7 ratings