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Brewed by Broughton
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Biggar, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Pasteurised.
A traditional 80/- Specially brewed to mark 25 Years of Brewing at Broughton Ales. Typical of classic Scottish 80/- ales, Exciseman’s 80/- is dark and slightly sweet. Full drinking with a good hop aftertaste. Just the sort of ale Burns would have savoured during his time as an officer of the Excise.
Major ingredients are:-
Optic Pale Ale Malt, Black Malt, Crystal Malt. Hops used are English grown Challenger, Fuggles and first Gold.


ianwelby's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (733) - - DEC 23, 2013
Clear dark caramel beer with a mild malt aroma. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and mild hop too. Finish was slightly watery but it’s a drinkable enough beer.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (13625) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
DØE. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel amd light fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. Watery. 290515

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (7642) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle at KØ15. Amber colur with a white head. Aorma and flavour of malt, caramel, bread, spice and fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (10345) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2015
Klare dunkel orangebraune Farbe, große beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nussig, leicht röstmalzig, leicht fruchtig hopfig. Geschmack sehr hopfig, leicht metallisch, nussig, süß röstmalzig, rote Früchte.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (13192) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
Sample at Danske Ölentusiaster Festival 2015. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, biscuits, caramel, raisins, bready, vinous notes. About the same flavor, maybe some papery notes.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoestring (307) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Okay. Fruit and malt. Bit weak finish? Would take again though as a bit rushed! Red hue and head okay but then dissipated fast

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaKeAFC (681) - ITALY - FEB 1, 2015
Deep red color, one finger bubbly offwhite head, quiet nose. Light pale malts and roasted malts with soft english hops. Taste is light bitter. Body is thin, carbonation is soft, dry mineral finish. Simple bitter.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrJamesMcEwan (144) - SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
"A classic example of a Scottish 80/-, bittersweet blend of flavours from crystal, black and pale ale malts, and fresh aromatic hops". Rich & strong malty aroma, dark brown colour, very strong coffee, toast & licorice taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
themightyjag (234) - - DEC 27, 2013
500ml bottle, thanks to Rev. Frothy off white head, good lacing. Clear dark amber body. Nose is grass, apple, straw. Flavour is crisp, malty, a little citrus, grassy slightly bitter finish. Clean mouthfeel, light carbonation. Good 80. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3563) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Ayr - clear brown with a reddish tint, good bubbly beige head, sweet malty fruity aroma, very poor lacing, flavours as aroma, bittersweet hop finish


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