Friday, April 15, 2011

Coniston Brewing Bluebird Bitter

Type: bitter english ale
Origin: Coniston, UK
Price: $5.99 per 0.5 L

I just went to the bestdamnbeerstore, and after picking up a number of other beers, I was really in the mood to add a bitter to the cart (not truly bitter for those of you from SoCal, just what those Brits like to call a bitter). I've never seen this one, and the price was ok, so decided to give it a shot. Upon opening, I got a whiff of some skunkiness, but it quickly disappeared. Disaster averted. The flavors in this are really simple: overall medium level bitterness. It just slightly numbs the entire mouth. There are really no floral or citrus bitter notes on this, which is a bit of a disappointment. This is probably a step above Fuller's, but who really cares.


  1. It's one of the last beers they have at this off-license round the corner from my house. There is a reason why - it's just blah.

  2. Its good to hear others are disappointed in this brew

  3. Since you're a brit, what are the must-have bitters I should look for?