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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.


PlinyHarris' rating

4
   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?


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (661) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle 0,50L. Clear copper/orange colour with big, long lasting, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and tropical fruits, grassy, spicy hops. Flavor starts light sweet, but soon become medium bitter with caramel and citruses on tongue. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Pleasant, typical bitter, that makes smile on my face.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kita (1158) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear mahogany color with medium creamy white head, good lacing and sparkling appearance. Aroma of fruity and herbal hops, biscuit malt and caramel. Taste starts with moderate sweet toasted malt and caramel, fresh fruity following, crisp mouthfeel and pleasant bitter finish. Medium body, oily texture and lively carbonation in palate. Very aromatic bitter...

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (3959) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3002) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3359) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4009) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15824) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfbass (937) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 9, 2012
Direi bitter molto luppoleggiante , che fa da padrone al naso e anche in bocca. Godibile e molto bevibile...

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weefannybaws (102) - 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.


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