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

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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’.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (6174) - 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 (35220) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010. Good amber brown colour with a good white head. Plenty of fruit in the aroma, with a hint of orange. Malts dominate the initial taste and again the citrus and orange combination work well in the aftertaste. A very nice beer, ideal summer drink for a person that prefers a darker beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20616) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2010
Cask. Deep ambery brown colour with small bubbly off-white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hop along with dark dry fruits and caramel malts. Flavour is caramel malts, dark dry fruits, some hoppyness as well as some toffee.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
Cask. Clear amber golden with no head. Light body, completely flat with very sweet caramel and fruit. No bitterness. 200110

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14667) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2009
Cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival 2009 ... copper ... smokey woody dry malt nose ...again woody malts ...some hop in background ...little bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10460) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark amber with white head. Malty sweet beer with hints of toffee and fruit, blackberries, loganberries type of thing. Disappointing finish, not much in there, but an average sort of beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 20, 2007
Cask, Alloa Beer Festival 07. Mid-chestnut with a thin off-white head. Nose is lively malt / hop balance with some medicine. Mouth is lively fruity, grassy hop and some maltiness to balance. Smooth, some fruity bitterness towards the back of the throat. Can’t help but thinking it’s a bit artificial.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4574) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2007
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Copper with an off-white head; malty aroma; caramel malt and nutty flavours; dry finish. Rather boring in the tradition of a Scottish "heavy".


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