1757 'gw' Beer | Cottrell Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Cottrell Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Craft brewed for the mainstream, gw Beer is a golden amber American Pale Ale, lightly malty, with a smooth balance of toasted caramel sweetness and American hop flavor and aroma.

Added by puboflyons on 11-20-2011

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 10
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -54.5%

Photo of KTCamm
3.48/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Picked up as a mix a six.

Pours a hazy orange tinged copper with little foam but active bubbles citrussy smell. Latent background. Taste is light malt, very thin, lagery. Subtle lemon flavor. Simple.

Clever concept to use this old recipe.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.67/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with Mar 2012 clipped off the label. According to the the label is is based on George Washington's handwritten recipe. It is a typical straw yellow pale lager pour with a lot of long lasting head and excited carbonation. It does not smell like a beer from 1757. It smells more like a modern Adjunct with grainy, light roasted malts and sugar. The body is thin. The taste is also very much like barkey malts, slightly sweet, and crispy fresh at the end. An innocuous, likeable, and drinkable pale lager.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I will be straight forward here...this tasting is of a sample poured at a local liquor store. I dont usually review from such a small sample but this one really sparked its own review. Its almost insulting to call this a "craft" beer (and a pale ale). Just because its made in a local brewery, doesnt make it craft. This tastes like a tecate or a run of the mill macro. Just plain avoid this brew...

At least dont call it an APA, and just tough it up and all it a light or adjunct lager, then I would up a few points...

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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.62/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a translucent straw color with very little head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of grains, earth and some sweet malts. Taste is slightly sweet and tangy. Malts and grains most prevalent flavors. Light and crisp. Tangy finish. While this isn't the most flavorful style of beer, it's a decent brew. Tastes like a better than most Adjunct Lager. Overall, nothing special but good enough to grab again.

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Photo of Thads324
2.87/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased by my wife, new ct beer!

Pours a golden clear yellow with a thick off white head. Tight bubbles. Looks like a pbr
Aroma of straw and light roasted grains. No hops really. A bit of bready malt and sweetness like an aal.
Taste starts slow with a sweet flaked and toasted malt flavor. Slightly sweet like a tiny bit of honey. There's a hint of hop bitterness in the middle, but it quickly yields to more adjunct-like/flaked corn sweetness.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, super high drinkability.

Not a bad beer by any means but nothing here that makes me long for another. It actually tastes more like a low hopped cream ale rather than an American pale ale. Or an actually good aal. Really easy to drink and not bad tasting, but just not for me.
The disappointing part (other than the run of the mill type flavor profile) is the fact that this stuff was 9.99 a six pack! If I can get Sierra pale ale for that price or less, why would I buy this? If the price point was better then I'd probably consider a rebuy to give to moderate craft fans when they come over.

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Photo of chrispoint
1/5  rDev -63.6%

Photo of smcolw
3.08/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Decent starting head, but it dies out to a rim level of bubbles. No lace. Gold color with a slight cloudiness.

Strong graininess of freshly cut grass. Near lawn mower quality.

Starts off sweet but quickly becomes sour. Raw grain is the predominant flavor. Nearly no hop taste which leaves the aftertaste flat and lifeless.

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Photo of sgregory
3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of mttaylor1066
2.05/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I met the owner/brewmaster of this beer at a local grocery store. Nice fellow from Greenwich, CT.

He has this recipe brewed on contract for him.

I bought a six pack (at $10!!) because I was expecting a rich, malty ale from a bygone era.

I was sorely disappointed. During our conversation, the owner mentioned that the "tweaks made to the recipe bring it into the range of 90% of beer drinkers' preferences."

I guess that means taking a good recipe and watering down until it is almost Budweiser or Miller Lite.

This is a very disappointing brew. It is neither fish (Budweiser) nor fowl (name a craft beer). I'm sorry to say I will never buy another bottle of this beer, even if it were priced below Old Milwaukee in a can.

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2.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
2.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a light yellow with a white head that fizzes pretty quick. The smell was mostly just wheat although I did pick up a little bit of citrus. The taste was okay with mostly simple hop and malt flavor although it had a little skunk in the aftertaste. Overall it was simple and enjoyable, but not by any means amazing.

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Photo of mnrider
3.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. brown bottle. Has freshness date notched on side of label.

A: Pours a cloudy light yellow. Small bubbly head with little lacing.

S: Sweet with the typical adjunct aroma. A little wheat is also mixed in.

T/M: Tastes different than the smell. Much more of a malt heavy taste. Can't detect any of the typical adjunct ingredients as the malty wheat taste really takes over. Fizzy feel with a semi-dry finish.

O: Based on George Washington's own recipe. I'm happy he kept his day job. Still, not too bad as a simple lager. Worth a try.


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3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of Andrewi95
3.93/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a huge fan of Pale Ale's but this is a good recipe and concept, would be nice to see it's availability more. Much better on tap than from the bottle.

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2.8/5  rDev +1.8%

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1/5  rDev -63.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

1757 'gw' Beer from Cottrell Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.75 out of 5 with 22 ratings