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Arran Fireside

Brewed by Arran
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Isle of Arran, Strathclyde, Scotland


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cask; Seasonal - December to February.
A smooth malty brew with a pleasant hop character. Fireside has a bitter sweet finish with a hint of ginger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Cask west riding dewsbury. Dark amber good head. Aroma is ginger cake taste is same good malty backbone subtle ginger flavours. Ok body. Good stuff if u like ginger well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6136) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
500ml bottle brought from Scotland for me by AZ - thanks, A! Lovely refractive ruby-amber, large foamy beige lasting head. Aroma is light cereal, orange peel and sweetened ice tea, a little spicy. Taste - wow, that’s weird - tons of sweetened tea with lemon, incredible mineral tang to it - not bad, but so strange. Light and watery mouthfeel, not much carbonation, bitter tea-tannin in the linger. May be a bit old, but not horrid; hop character totally faded though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mighty_meadow (290) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2014
On tap at the Auld Brig in Irvine. Dark and spicy. Very nice but I prefer it bottled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4773) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark golden, nose is ginger and toffee, taste is similar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gegwilson (1615) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from Booth’s in Ripon. Pours amber with a frothy off white head. The taste is malty. Slightly fruity with just a hint of ginger. Not offensive, but not very exciting either. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (581) - SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
(Bottle) Amber beer with a thin foamy head and a spicy aroma. The ginger does come through in the flavour as well but it is, mercifully, rather subtle and more part of a linger backtaste. The main flavour is sharp, tangy fruit and malt. It’s crisp and distinct and while I wouldn’t necessarily rush back for more the ginger does give it an interesting twist.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nisse666 (4632) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury Hamilton cons 2014-07-10 Uddingston AR: ginger and lemon zest - refreshing AP: amber/woody clear, stouthy cream caramel steady head F: heavy ginger (too much), caramel, bitter grapefruit, ... bad combination of flavours make me say: no go!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (4859) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours clear amber-brown, thin off-white head. Aroma of ginger biscuits, not much else. Taste has more spice, and is sweet. Finishes with a spicy sweet linger. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (282) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
500ml bottle, unpasteurized. A dark ale with added ginger. At 4.7% ABV I would expect more flavour in a beer, this is a fairly watery affair- disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuartyboy (744) - SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
On cask at SIBA beer festival Glasgow a copper amber beer with a spicy ginger aroma flavour is ginger with some lemon generally sweet with a bit of a sour finish

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