Scotts 1816 | Copper Dragon Brewery

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Scotts 1816Scotts 1816

Brewed by:
Copper Dragon Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2005

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by EmperorBevis:
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper bodied and clear (is this the reason the brewery is called so? do they do any other colour? enquiring minds want to know!) with spotty but decent foamy white head.

Aromas of digestive biscuits and rhubarb.

Big chewy malts and strong hops provide a deep fruity taste that is distinctive but not grapefruit finishing with a slight metallic tint and real subtle yeasty bitterness.

Solid mouthfeel makes it register without being overbearing and pitch perfect carbonation, low but present.

Good, real good.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml brown bottle (4.4%ABV) BBD unreadable, but sometime in 2012!

Poured (twice) into a 'Back Forty Beer Co' badged US pint glass. Nice deep golden body, clear and clean looking, on top a thin white coat of tight bubbles.

The label wanted the beer chilled and served at 8 degrees C, it was. This effected the smell, only hops at first, but as the beer warmed maltly biscuits and toasted brown bread esters arrived.

The taste was also hoppy at first, wether the beer was cool or warming, the hops ruled the flavours. Refreshing and fairly sharp on the tongue, an ideal summers day pint with a 'Ploughmans Lunch': I had some mature Cheddar and Double Gloucester with my pint and they suited each other perfectly.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, bought at ICA Middelthon, Stavanger. ABV of the bottled version is 4.4%. Clear amber to brown colour, moderate off-white head, leaves a nice lacing. Fruity hops in the aroma, notes of berries and toffee / some caramel. The flavour has a moderate malty sweetness, some fruit and notes of caramel. Fairly dry hoppy finish. Not exceptional, but definitely very drinkable.

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled a pint of this ale from the cask in The Travellers Rest, The Wirrall, UK on Sept 1st 2005.

One of the "guest" bitters in this old pub.
Appearence fairly good with a decent head on a tan/ruby body. Smelled quite floral (hops), but the taste had a nice edge to it being fairly sharp.

Quite a nice pint of English bitter.

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Photo of fullsweep
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I wasn't sure what to expect, particularly since I got this on sale for 50 pence for a 500 mL (most English ales around 1.75 for that size).

It has a nice pleasing aroma. Not too overpowering but not too mild either, picking up some mild floral tones.

Tasted very nice. Nice English ale with quite a bit of sweetness, especially for a bitter. For some, that would be a downside, but I'm not a huge fan of most bitters, so the bittersweet mix was nice for a change. The flavor lacks the complexity of some of the tradtional English bitters, but that wasn't necessarily a bad thing. To my palate, it resembles an English pale ale as much as a bitter.

The aftertaste was where the bitterness comes through, but I think that was actually because of the ripe-fruit-sweetness as opposed to typical bitter tones.

Overall, not a bad drink. Not a lot of complexity, but a decent drink nonetheless

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Photo of wl0307
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased for take-away at the NWAF 06, Manchester, after tasting this delicious beer in its cask-conditioned form. 500ml brown bottle, filtered. The strength is slightly higher than the cask-version: 4.4%abv. BB SEP 06, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a dark golden colour with reddish hints; the thick frothy beer head slowly dissipates and leaves very fine sheets of lace; moderately carbonated body.
S: biscuit-maltiness with a tinge of buttery cake, underlined by a flow of semi-sweet floral hoppy scent and faintly orange-flavouring/orange-blossom note; overall, slightly gearing towards the sweet side.
T: softly tea-ish and flowery bitter-sweet flavour of malts hits the palate, quite refreshing and dry; gradually, lightly spicy and floral hoppyness develops until covering the whole palate~~ an intense, herb-like bitter aftertaste lingers deep down the throat, arousing more thirst as it goes.
M&D: a quite lively texture with constant support of micro-scopic fizz, and the nice clean palate makes it rather fresh and more-ish like a lager. Overall, this is a not very complex, but a well-made hoppy and dryish bitter; very quaffable.

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Scotts 1816 from Copper Dragon Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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