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


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   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.

Graham77's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mighty_meadow (245) - 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 (3538) - 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 (1450) - 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 (532) - 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 (4490) - 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 (4223) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuartyboy (713) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mabuzzer (96) - - AUG 26, 2013
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a nice chestnut brown with decent head. Aroma is ginger, as is the taste, although it’s a fairly weak, watery taste. Disappointing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Murrayfield [130813]
Caramel brown amber, clear, off white large frothy head, some lacing
Aroma of spicy lemony fruity ginger up front, some caramel malts in background
Taste of strong lemony ginger - reminded me of washing up liquid, sour tangy, touch of caramel malt underneath, little beer flavour, unbalanced and poor
Palate - Soft carb, light body, sour tangy palate. Finish as main flavour, fairly bitter rather sour finish.
Overall - The taste reminded me of the aroma of those scented washing up liquids. Not very malty either, too much added flavouring - this was a mess tbh. Tipper.

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