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Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Bitter
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.

Russet-brown best bitter with a malty fruit aroma and a good balance of dryness.


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11105) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 13, 2006
Cask. Full bodied nutbrown colour. Limited white creamy head. The beer is very creamy and full bodied.. Aroma is spicy and a weah hops smell seeps through. Taste is bitter from hops with a citric edge. Taste ends on a high note of spices (mostly coriander)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: APR 7, 2006 Cask: mathers, edinburgh. Clear redbrown color, short creamy head. Aroma of malts, toffee. Quite bitter taste, bacon-llike malts, caramel, roasted malts, toffee. Sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Helter Skelter, Frodsham 25/05/2001 Smooth and slightly pale with a malty finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Lass O’ Gowrie, Manchester 26/05/2001 Smooth fresh and slightly hoppy. 3. Cask Handpump at Scruffy Murphy’s, Edinburgh 28/09/2001 Mid brown coloured and fruity with a hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2006
Rather malty, but in a nice way - not malty as in Finnish strong lagers. Easy on the hops, this could have been a five star ale with more bitterness. Still - a nice pint!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 9, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 Booring also, but it has more character, and it was more refreshing, Clear.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13167) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2005
Cask at County Hotel JDW, Ashford Deep copper coloured beer with slight sulphurus nose and some hop with some caramel malt. Good supping beer which I can drink without too much thought, but still enjoy

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2005
Cask in Ryrie’s, Edinburgh. Not the best example I’ve had - will re-rate when on better form. Cloudy. Aroma slightly stale, yeasty. Not the kind of pub which would welcome the return of my half pint on quality grounds. Drank it quickly and got out. Good pub to go to before a rugby match - but order the Deuchars!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
Maybe bias as i tasted it in the brewary on a cellar training course where it tasted beautiful. The usual cali hoppiness, and fresh seriously seriously fresh, There is a slight burnt malt in there and some fruit aswell but mainly hops. In my work(wetherspoons - kirky puffer) it doesnt taste as good therefore the rating is not as high as i would, but at the brewary itself, was probably the best pint of cast ale iv ever had. November (caledonian brewary)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (4934) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2005
Smooth and pleasant cask beer. Nice malty aroma. I’m ready for another one any time.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Not really outstanding. In fact, carmelly, molten shit. But real ale shit all the same. Touches the tounge nicely, good consistency, but the rest is like dung. Henglar’s Circus (JD Wetherspoon’s pub), Glasgow.


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