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Broughton The Ghillie (Bottle)

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


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle; Pasteurised.
The Ghillie is a copper coloured ale bursting with hop flavours and aromas from the specially selected English and German hops used in the brewing process.
Major ingredients are:-
Optic Pale Ale Malt and Crystal Malt. Hops used are English grown Fuggles, First Gold and Challenger, with German Hallertau Brewers Gold as a late copper aroma hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (2179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 Bottle at the White Lady, but something I have drunk many times before. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of butterscotch and biscuits. taste and mouthfeel is buttery too. A waste of good ingredients to my mind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2446) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear amber brown, thin foamy off-white head, metallic caramel fruity aroma, sweet malty flavour, carbonation on the high side, metallic finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (2962) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Medium brown with a reddish amber hue, decent head. Dry toffee malt aroma & flavour. Sharp bitter aftertaste. One of Broughton’s better efforts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
500ml Bottle: shared with a mate on 15 Feb 2013 during a random beer tasting evening. Nice looking brew: bright copper body with a full if not deep biege head on top. Malts rule the flavours both aromaticly and taste wise. This is almost a smooth, gentle beer: however the hop undertones prevent it becoming too sweet and malty. I’m sweet toothed and prefer maltier brews, this sat nicely within that ’pigeon-hole’. The hops play there part but if you’re a Hop head this isn’t for you unless you fancy something diferent for a change.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13364) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
5th January 2011
Clear deep amber beer, no real head. Crisp palate. Toffee malt with a good balance of grapefruit hops. The malt turns creamy before the finish which is fairly bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlinyHarris (28) - - NOV 15, 2012
I remember this having one of the best finishes of all beers ever. Where did you go, O Ghillie?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfbass (864) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 9, 2012
Direi bitter molto luppoleggiante , che fa da padrone al naso e anche in bocca. Godibile e molto bevibile...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weefannybaws (83) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2012 Pours a lovely copper colour, with light, foamy head. Nose of hops, with hints of metal. Taste of malty hops - slightly toffee favoured, but again, with hints of metal. Bitter metallic after-taste, though not in a bad way. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2011
50cl bottle, thanks to Bret. Pours amber with steady bubbles and a gentle head. The nose has toffee but more particularly biscuits. The taste is more of the same biscuit, even going into ginger nut biscuits. The palate is medium-bodied with a tangy medium weighted texture in the mid-section and the finish is fresh. Maybe it’s just because I’m extremely thirsty but I think they’ve nailed the bitter style definitely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
bottle, little bit after best before, nice smoothy hoppy aroma..little bite another that in normal bitter, amber, hazy, brown foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, tasty, medium body, slick feel, long finish, bitter, very lovely beer

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