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

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RATINGS: 126   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2004
[Cask conditioned] A great ale. Lots of herbal bitterness. Dry, hoppy and spicy. Very complex and interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10111) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2004
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Beige thin head. Fruity and wellhopped aroma. Fresh. Herbal, fruity and hoppy flavour. Some light chocolate notes. Ends up in a delicious fresh bitterness. Quite a treat found on a little local pub in Stockholm.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle from Cross Stobs Bottle Shop, Barrhead. Chocolate, butterscotch and whisky flavours come through this dark amber ale. Excellent

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2005
Supping on it right now, and it is fantastic! The taste is there but it lacks something, if it was a piece of music it would need more bass, however it is still a fantastic beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2004
It wasn’t surprise, it was shock. Only 4.3% but lots of spices, fruits, chocolate and roasty notes. Thanks God, it could be easily found in supermarkets.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Velkyal (286) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Pours a gorgeous russet topped with a firm slightly off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, juicy caramel and the merest hint of earthy spice. tastewise the sweetness of caramel and light chocolate dominates and with a slightly thin body makes the beer insanely drinkable. Gorgeous, gorgeous beer, exactly what a Scottish ale should be.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14294) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2005
Bottle. The colour is brown-red, the liquid is clear. The foam is white and very thin, making the brew look a little sad.

The smell is loaded with a complex and rather tricky, chemical flavour of hops. I found notes of bitter lemons, bitter almonds and a touch of yeast.

The carbonation is rather mild giving it a nice, soft feel. The small bubbles make it more like a cask beer than a bottled brew.

The taste is dominated by the bitter and aroma hops, but the somewhat sweet malt gives it a good body and a balanced tasting experience. The aftertaste is a bitter one with a complex, dry taste.

This is a session beer that might need some time to get into, but it is worth it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2006
Bottle brought over from Leeds, England, by a friend of mine. Bought in a special beer shop in Leeds.
Brown color, white head. Burnt scent, but also refreshing. Burnt taste and aftertaste. Medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (597) - SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle from Aldi a amber brown beer with malty aroma flavour is dark fruits malts sweet carmel on the finish very pleasant


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