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

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3395) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1247) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1642) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2011
Bottle. Spruce and hops and malt. Copper, white head. Bitter. Dry finish. Good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty slighty sweetish caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - NOV 13, 2010
Aperitivo al 28 Erbe (8€!) insieme a essoruta, prima del fallimentare test McKenny; ale senza infamie ma solita vecchiaia delle ales inglesi pastorizzate in bottiglia, luppolo deluppolizzato. mah

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4029) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2010
Bottle from Peckhams. Light amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, slight hops. Flavour is malty, bit of yeast, citrus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2218) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 16, 2010
03/03 0.5 l bottle courtesy of Doggythedog, thanks for sharing! It poured lighter amber body with smaller head. Fine malty aroma, not too strong though, a touch of biscuit with some caramel. Lemony hops are notable in the flavor, along with biscuit malty base. Not really full in body with short and watery finish though. At this point it was bitterish, quite dry with some malty sweetness that arrived at the very end. Pleasant, but typically light bitter

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4124) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle from beershop.hr, shared with heavy
Poured a copper-brown body with a small white head that went away fast. Light pleasant malty nose, honeyish, carrying some very light aroma hop. The taste is light but nice, lemony hopiness over slightly subdued maltiness. As I said, quite nice overall, I’d have it again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (6100) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottled 500ml. -from www.beershop.hr
Nice clear amber coloured, small off-white head, lively carbonation, mild fruity nose. Moderate malty, lemony hops and slight fruity with quite bitter finish. Pleasant bitter, but all in all rather boring one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
Copper with a foaming white collar. Murray Mint, slight sprout and pencil shavings aroma; the predictable wash of caramel and watery, vaguely herbal/pencilly hops beyond. Slick and malty with not much going on. Some minty, peppery hop amongst the toffee and boiled sweet notes. Slides down easy enough I suppose.


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