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


on tap


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
Rich in aroma of malt hops, with ripe fruit. Full malt with a deep bitter finish. A traditional style ‘Scottish Heavy’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (39787) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30937) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25073) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23130) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21758) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2002
Sampled cask conditioned. Copper coloured. Spicy, roasty aroma. Medium bodied. Salty and peaty with bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (18081) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15643) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2007
Cask handpull at Oran-Mor, Glasgow. Very drinkable, decent dark malts, reasonably light in the malts though. Nice though, some choc/coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (14613) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2006
Tap@Clockwork. Copper brown color, good off-white creamy head. Slightly toasted butterscotch and mild hops in the nose. Chocolaty, roasted malty flavor - some in the aftertaste. Some sweetness there too. Solid example of Scottish style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (13371) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Cask avec full Scootish breakfast at the Archibald Simpson, ABZ, 21/06/14. Chestnut brown with a decent light beige covering that retains. Nose is malt based, light tobacco, earthy cocoa leangings, biscuit. Taste comprises brown bread, dark malt, cocoa rub, dark fruit tones, raisens. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, mellow bitter trace in the close. Decent enough fayre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11662) - 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.

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