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Caledonian / Lodewijk’s Fly By Night

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Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask: Special - JDW Spring 2013 Beer Festival
Brewed by Lodewijk Swinkels at Caledonian brewery for Wetherspoon Spring 2013 Real Ale Festival
Brewed in the style of a Belgian Dubbel, this has a reddish colour and predominant malt flavour, balanced by a wonderful, emerging hop character.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
March, 2013. JDW, Rochester. Advertised as a Dubbel. Drinks like a fruity best bitter with a lingering tannic finish. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 4 April 2013. Poured a clear, bright amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, berries and roasted nuts. Dark malt flavours, with notes toffee and cake. Finish was bitter grass, copper and grain.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Cask Half Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2013 during Spoons Festival - Reddish Amber in colour. Malty; toasty malts, toffee. Hint of spices. Fruity; apple, some dried fruits. Hoppy; slight grassy hop bitterness. Slightly syrupy. Sweet malty fruity throughout. OK. Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6176) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
On gravity at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol April 2013. Amber with next to no head. Sweet, bready malts, yeasty fruit and a slightly bitter finish. Good.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
[Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading] Deep amber-brown with a thin off-white head and a slight fizz. A little chocolate, and a little roasty sourness. A hint of banana in the finish. But mainly very bland. Very poor.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3239) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
Cask @ The Counting House JDW. Dark brown colour, reasonable head. Mild malty aroma. Mild earthy coffee flavour. Watery & insipid. Not good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
cask at AGBell ... amber ... thin off white head ... soft toffee fruit nose ... soft dull toffeee fruit ... lnly lightest of caly caramel

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 20, 2013
Cask @ Standing Order, Edinburgh [090413]
Reddish brown, thin white head, clear, some lacing
Aroma - I could tell this was brewed at Caledonian straight away with those characteristic cinema popcorn malts, some soft spicy notes, slightly eggy
Taste - an odd mix of those Caley malts, cinema popcorn with some soft raisin fruity malt fighting through, hint of interesting spicy raisin malts there messed up by those Caley malts
Palate - Thinnish body, smooth texture, more of the raisiny character comes through in the finish
Overall - Probably would have been better if it was brewed somewhere else...too much Caledonian flavour and aroma in here.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nocturne (760) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Cask. Dark brownish amber with a short cap of foam. Something about the aroma definitely seemed off, but I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt. Fairly heavy body with toffee, malt loaf and raisin figuring in the taste. Sadly nowhere near as good as the cask dubbel at the last fest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7942) - Tromsř, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
Cask ale, one-third pint glass on a sample tray at The Flying Horse (JDW). Crystal clear, brown coloured body. Tiny layer. Aroma of caramel malts, mid-sweet. Taste of fruitcake, caramel together with dark fruits. Dry, bittersweet tail. Velvety mouthfeel, but also a bit diluted on the swallow (Gatwick Airport, 10.04.2013).


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