Brewed by Ayr
Style: Bitter
Ayr, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2012
[500ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Slightly hazy copperish amber beer, cream-coloured head. Sweet chocolate nose from the dark crystal malt, touch of roasted wood. Flavourwise, it reminded me of a crumble that has been left in the oven a bit too long – slightly scorched brown sugar, rich fruit, and spices. Caramel sweetness in there too. A very nice beer [28052012]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, berry notes, toffee notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, tea, laberlaver notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110429]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4021) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2011
500 ml bottle from Glenpark Hotel - pours clear medium brown, complex flavour with a hint of spices, but not too strong. Somewhat bitter aftertaste. A pleasant enough drink, if not my favourite. Little difference between the bottled and cask version of this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1509) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in March 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear tawny in colour with a thin white head. Slight malty note in the short aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Robust pale malt base gives a maltloaf flavour which has fruit notes of redcurrant and sweet red grapes. Tart metallic bitterness is present in the aftertaste. Bitter sweet finish with a dry edge of marmalade to it. A good example of a Scottish 80/ and a fine session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2011
Nice traditional dark brown beer with a good head; Caramel and yeasty aroma and a taste of malt and caramel. A really traditional pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2011
On cask at the Cask and Barrel (Southside). A dark golden ale with a lovely thick beige head. Aroma of coffee, Weetabix and caramel. Flavours of caramel, yeast and some spicy - peppery hops. A little dry to finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
orange w/ reddish hue, clear w/ steady bubbles. nose smells like a session ale. toast and coppery malt. no hops. med body and slightly fizzy. mild dry, nettle hops taste w/ a prominent, overly done sun tea flavour. not very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2012 I can’t believe my previous rating - must have been in an incredibly negative mood or mis-typed. Anyway, this time, lovely chocolate biscuit note on the nose, which is almost as pronounced on the taste. Palate medium to rich for such a session strength beer and a clean finish. Overall, lovely bitter. Previous rating 14/03/12 7+3+5+2+7=2.4 50cl Bottle. It pours an amber ale with nice lace and good head retention. The nose is floral and sweet (perhaps honey), eventually giving way to gentle malt. The taste is of more honey and malt and with astringent bitterness on the finish. The palate is typical for a medium-bodied session ale but balanced all the same. Overall, this is a step up from the wishy-washy session ales of yester-year, but I really do prefer their other beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3977) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 Bottles from The Glen Park Hotel & Appellation Wines. Grass, hop & tea aroma. Amber brown colour with fast disappearing head. Weak complex flavour including caramel, biscuits, grass, tea and liquorice. Slightly unbalanced. Just OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2010
Cask, Loughborough Fest 10. Golden brown with an off-white foam. Aromas are weetabix malt with blackberry. Spicy with floral notes. Flavours are toffee and weetabix malts with dry tea. Light grapefruit with heather. Bitter and spicy on the finish. Decent.

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