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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Rich in aroma of malt hops, with ripe fruit. Full malt with a deep bitter finish. A traditional style ‘Scottish Heavy’.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MalcolmTucker (712) - SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Cask. Amber with a beige head, doesn’t look very good. Not much in the way of aroma. Flavour is caramel with a bitter finish. Manages to be both dull and shit.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
On cask at The Heriot-Watt Beer Festival. Strangely pours a golden - amber colour. A yeasty aroma with caramel and apple seed characters. Similar flavours and just a little dry to finish. Mild carbonation. Unexciting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (2711) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Cask by handpump for Battle of the Brewers at Last Post, Paisley (28 Jan 12) - clear amber ale, small off-white head, no real distinctive flavour, but hint of caramel, toffee and fruit, clean finish, nice

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1328) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2011
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 2000. Cask, handpump. Clear ruby red in colour with a thin buff head. Slight hint of roast malt in the short aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a maltloaf base with moist sultanas and wood smoke. Prickle of hop resins in the short aftertaste. Dry oak cask and nutty flavours come through in the rounded finish. An ok session ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2011
Cask @ Henglers Circus, JDW. Slightly hazy orange - copper colour, foamy off-white head. Nose is bready, caramel, toffee, little fruity. Flavour is malty, caramel, toffee, creamy, some fruits. Bitter finish. Not much going on.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
Cask. An amber beer with a thick beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnRMurdoch (3170) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 Gravity cask @ The Lovat Hotel Autum Beer Fest, Perth. Sour grassy vegetable aroma. Medium brown colour. Bitter grassy vegetal flavour. Sour aftertaste. Not nice, unlike bottled version.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2010
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 5 Aug 2010) Dark amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots, caramel and dusty hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, caramel, apricots, orange, toasty malt and a mild bitterness in a fairly dry finish. Light body. Well balanced and tasty, but hardly exciting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 07/08/2010 Peppery hop aroma. Bronze coloured fruity and a little rich on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a dry malt finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, spicy, light roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100120]


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