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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
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamesie1857 (1557) - 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 (1004) - 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 (1165) - 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 (152) - 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 (3552) - 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 (215) - 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 (1352) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle from Aldi and drunk at home. Clear amber colour lasting thin beige head. Touch of malty sweetness and fruit on the aroma. Then a spicy malty flavour in the mouth. Faint hop on the finish. OK, drinkable enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1511) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 Bottled ;Low boost dipass UK beer time ; dusty books and skunky hop nose. Golden/bronze colour with a decent white head. A pretty juicy palate , rich floral hops and nice sweet malts as a backdrop.. grassy palate. Notes of sweet toffee, spice , beady malts , floral hops ..long dry bitterness in da finish .

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2716) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle from aldi. Pale amber beer with small head. Aroma is malts and a little spice. Taste is malts, fruit and a little spice again. Ok beer.


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