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Arran Guid Ale

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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A pale amber coloured refreshing ’session ale’ with a delicate balance of malt & fruit with a dry hop finish. Accompanied by a perfumed Hop aroma.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle from Walsgrave Aldi. Sweet, sweet relief after a tedious Hogs Back. Deep coppery gold capped with a fine-lacing white foam. Aroma slightly sharp and gooseberry-like with a mellow hum of ganja, nettle and celery over that old school Scottish oatmeal malt thing, Possibly a hint of Playdoh. Subtle but quite a sniffer. Mellow soapy floral flavour with watery lemon and lime over cashew and oat. Slick-bodied, almost saline with ozone-like mineral aspects. Again, very old school. Rich Tea and mellow herbal afters. Really pleasant: proves it’s possible to put an unpasteurised bottle on the supermarket shelves and how clean and nuanced such a beer can be.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrJamesMcEwan (147) - SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2015
* Bottle. Pours dark amber, with a white head. * Aroma is medium, sweet malty, toffee & spicy. * Palate is medium body, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is sweet malt, toffee & slight grass. * Finish is bitter, then sweet, medium & dry. * Overall sweet, malty & dry.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (2988) - South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2015
500 ml bottle into a pint glass in Largoward, Scotland. ABV listed as 3.8%. Pours with a clear amber-brown body topped by a large frothy, tan head. Good retention and ample lacing. Mild aroma with a mix of spicy-herbal-flowery hops and fainter medium malts . Flavor: more malty than the aroma. O: decent but unexceptional.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamesie1857 (1661) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
500ml bottle from Aldi - Clear golden colour with a thick creamy head. Nose is wet cereal, tastes a bit watery at the start, but survives with the palate a bit. Not a guid ale really, not sure what it is aiming to be.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
3.8% deep gold with a thin head, not much aroma and a bitter sweet taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rob_D_UK (1265) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Pours a clear amber with a white head. Weak grassy aroma. Taste is a light bittersweetness with a lot of carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
redders1974 (323) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Nice floral aroma almost camomile. Pours golden with rapidly disappearing head dry and short finish average beer would only drink every Preston guild.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3908) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2015
On cask at the Standing Order. Appearance - amber with a nice head. Nose - oats, honey, maybe even toffee. Maybe some nuts too. Taste - confirmed as above kinda like Hobnobs. Palate - close to medium bodied with creamy sweet texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - it’s not necessarily guid but it is decent.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabuzzer (290) - SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a white head. Mild toffee aroma, taste is burnt toffee with a little spice

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1438) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
A mid to dark amber coloured beer with a thick and frothy off white head. A dusty malt aroma with a light fruity hop background. Dry mouthfeel. The taste mirrors the aroma, with dry, dusty, malt flavours, biscuity and a touch of caramel. This is then matched by a very mild bitter hop flavour, with a hint of grass and fruit. The finish is long and dry.


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