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Brewed by Arran
Style: Bitter
Isle of Arran, Strathclyde, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in filtered and pasteurised bottle.
Nose: Rich aroma of malt and hops with ripe fruit
Palate: Velvety texture, full malt with a deep bittersweet finish
Comments: A traditional smooth drinking Scottish heavy beer


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8102) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2004
Nutty brown in colour with a dense head of off-white foam. Aromas are sweet and light with some floral hops. Flavours are drier and hoppier than I expected. The finish is especially dry - and quite pleasant. Malts present are roasted with not much sweetness as the aroma implies. Verging on the dry stout and not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9552) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2004
slightly hazy ruby-brown colour with a fine foam, biscuity maltiness, low carbonation, smooth with a decent bitterness, light-bodied, dry bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
Golden brown, with a sweet malt aroma. Fresh malty taste with mild hops, and a medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2004
[Cask conditioned] A great ale. Lots of herbal bitterness. Dry, hoppy and spicy. Very complex and interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14782) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
Hazy dark amber color, thin head. Very nice hop aroma, dry hopping (Fuggles?), and some caramel. Quite ordinary maltiness and caramel, and body structure, but again a very pleasant hop note. The hop is mixed with a strong caramel note in the final. A good bottled Bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2004
Dark,almost mild like appearance.Fruity slightly roasted taste and thinnish feel.Quite different and rather nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10849) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
Dark amber, nice offwhite head. Aroma is floral. Flavor is spicy and alittle aggressive. Some fruits in it, but too much spice for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2003
amber colour, small head. mild aroma of leafy hop and malt. flavour comes out a bit more with some celery an brothy notes moving to nuttyiness. finishes a bit sweet and thin.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4538) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
(5oo ml bottle) Deep amber with an almond head. Nose of crewing gum and slight whiskey. Cocoa flavour. Nothing like the nose. Good!

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MartinT (7860) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
Considerable phenols within a hop bitterness breeze...Fizzy connotations abound, even tomatoes confound...This is a scottish ale rotting away on its deathbed...


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