jamestulloch (524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Burnt coffee, tamarind sourness and nuts.
Appearance: Hazy mahogany body with a thin off-white head. Average carbonation. Light lacing.
Taste: Toffee, nuts and burnt toast.
Palate: Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation.
Overall: A very bitter Bitter with a surprising amount of flavour for its low ABV. Weird sourness though.
Graham77 (116) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice red ale, surprisingly full flavoured despite its moderate ABV of 3.9%. Really good stuff.
mighty_meadow (104) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Arran Brewery. Pours dark auburn with very little head which soon disappears leaving no head at all. Nice colour but just looks flat. Aroma is wood, nuts, hay, forest fruits. Taste is medium sweet with a slight hoppy finish. Like chewing on a piece of wood at times. Quite watery with a little fizz on the tongue. I love Arran beers but this just doesn’t quite do it for me, although it is far better than the last bottle I tried.
DruncanVeasey (6179) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Booth’s, Kendal. Pale chestnut with a slim cream foam. Alluring aroma at once sour, dank, tropical and berry-like with notes of underripe dragonfruit, melon and redcurrant. Wade in and you’ll find a Tunnel-iike redcurrantly edge; definite sourness; cranberry and tamarind; restained digestive and hazelnut base. Feels like it’s gone a bit wrong (sterile filtered but not pasteurised), but acquired some serendipitous and engaging Flemish aspects in the process. Out there. Cute picture of a squirrel on the label- wouldn’t be surprised to find the much-loathed, catapulted super-squirrels that haunt my parents’ back garden knocking back a few bottles on the bird table of an evening. The hoodlums.
madmitch76 (10000) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
10th April 2010
Clear red brown beer. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Watery beer! A little creamy malt and a little fresh orange and strawberry. Not a bad flavour but the beer is too watery.
johndoughty (3302) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear bronze appearance, Small head and slightly sour with some bitterness. Not very impressive.
Ungstrup (26476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A dark nut-brown beer. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, hops, caramel, and malt.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle. Pours a red colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and cereal. Flavours are of caramel and yeast again with some chewy, fruity flavours also. Sweetness is well balanced with the fruity hop character. Some CO2 prickle but this doesn’t overpower the rounded, chewy mouthfeel. Bitter hop finish. Lovely.
zexpe (39) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyable Scottish Red - but I can’t find it anymore. Where is it in Scotland? :-(
BeerCast_Rich (1714) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[500ml bottle, Peckham’s Bruntsfield] Pours mid-brown with a thin bubbly white head. Aromas of nutty malts (although maybe the nut-component is pure suggestion). Very drinkable bitter – mellow malty flavours with a slight touch of hop. Some woodiness present as well. I prefer this to their core range of beers, for me the balance is just that bit better