Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Bitter
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Editor’s note: Brewed specifically for the Norwegian market in bottles. Has been available in cask in Britian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle from Prix Øya Trondheim. Brewed within the boundaries of Norwegian law. Smells surprisingly good. Great balance, and a nice hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 1, 2011
Two finger thick, fluffy, light brown head on a murky amber body. Excellent lacing. Hoppy, herbal and malty aroma with tobacco and dried fruits present. Sweet, toasted, bitter all through a lasting finish. Some acidity. Dry. Medium body and carbonation. Impressive given the low alcohol content.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalervo (1018) - FINLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Good deep red bitter. Really quite bitter aftertaste, still well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (1058) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2012
330 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, thin off-white head. Sweetish aroma of malt, grapefruit and hops. The flavour is sweetish malty, with citrus fruits and a resiny hoppy finish. Very tasty, especially considering the relatively low abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s BrewDog tasting. Pours a dark ruby colour with a decent yellowish head. Aroma of pine, lactose and caramel. Similar flavours and mild bitterness. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Caramel malt and slightly fruity. Sweet with roasted bitter from a dark brown ale. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
In short: A well malted and well hopped citrusy so-called “Bitter” that tastes more like an American APA/IPA. Good beer
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed fresh (probably fresh) one day after purchase in a neighbourhood country (Norway)
The look: Clear red-copper body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Pleasant moderately hoppy nose showing citrusy hops (all kind of citrus fruits) over some sweet malty notes. Aroma is both more malty and more hoppy than I would expect from a 4.5% Bitter. Taste has a candy-like malt sweetness (jelly beans) and red berries along with citrusy and leafy hops with strong resinous character. Well balanced beer with a tasty medium bitterness. With its rather substantial sweet malty body and a generous American style hopping, to me this 4.5% Bitter tasted more like an APA (even an IPA) than a Bitter (current ratebeer style is Bitter). Whatever it is, I enjoyed it, Brewdog can brew some nice session beers, please stop the 40% abv madness. The Alpha Dog is the leader of the pack, the one who gets to mate with all the female dogs of his territory, that’s so cool, I wish I was the Alpha of my area in Montreal, that would be awesome, I would love to have sex with all the female dogs in the area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUN 10, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 Bottle at Delirium Café in Nantes. Red body with medium head. Nose is hoppy and spicy. Taste is citrus, caramel and hops. Nice prickly texture. Enjoyable but not my favorite from Brew Dog. Y

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Yeah Stella got home ... so i can open this ... bottle at home ... realy nice deep ruby red brown... big bubbly head ... looks lovely ... woody toffee big hop nose .... little over fizzy ... nice fruity woody hop up front but a little dull in linger ... bottle at the Brewdog Vintage tasting ... copper ... thin tan head ... soft sweet vanilla malts ... light creamy malts ...light ocidised cardboard nose ... bitter front ... soft fruits .. juicy little woody hop ... dull and soft and past its best 3.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6853) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
330ml Bottle (Cabin City Hotel Room Tasting, Copenhagen) - Brown in colour. Hoppy aroma with hints of dried fruit, grapefruit and caramel. Hoppy taste and nicely balanced.

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