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

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RATINGS: 116   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.


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   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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2005
[cask at stravaigin] rose/brown colour. lightly malty caramelish nose witha little hops. a bit thin, very slightly dry in the finish. fairly inoffensive stuff.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2005
cask @ Charlies. Amber color. a littel oily in the palate, nice tast but not big.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2005
Cask. Dark chestnut colour. Very creamy mouthfeel, but a little watery. Mild malt flavour. Good session beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2005
Cask Conditioned at the The Head of Steam, Euston Station. With Duff & Chris_o. Dry, malty best bitter lacking in hops or body. Not very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 Sep 06 Cask conditioned @ Humble Plumb, Soton. Brown. Toffee , raisins, some nutty malt and hints of smooth hops.Sweet but not too much with some drying hops too keep it in check. 3.4
Nov 04 Cask-conditioned @ South Western Arms, Soton. Toffee, malt ad faint vanilla on the nose. Smooth and unassuming body and not too sweet. Suprisingly good. 3.3

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8569) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Cask. Clear copper-amber colour with a thin white, fine laced head. Light malty aroma with a fruity malty flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2004
Cask conditioned - handpump - Tap and Spile York. A rich brown coloured beer with a fruity, malty taste, and some fruit on the nose. The beer has early promise but diminishes into regularity.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5277) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 May, 2003: The Auctioneer, Blackpool. Getting toward the end of the Blackpool Rocks weekend. Rusty honey with Cornish vanilla ice-cream followed by raspberries dipped in buttery caramel. A little hop fragrance rubbed around the edges of the mouth. [3.0]
July 2004: Adam & Eve, Petty France, London. Similar musty, oaky caramel tones to the Old Peculier we had earlier. Metallic finish. Twiggy. Licorice. Sarsaparilla. Slightly prefer the Peculier - but it’s very slight. Every time I have this Cally 80/- I am more impressed. [3.4]
Feb, 2008 The Barony, Edinburgh. Malty amber dark beer with a metal sharp note leading into a muted bitterness. Drinkable, but not entirely clean. [2.6]
Burns Night, 2012 JDW, Rochester. Yeasty, sulphur aroma. Sweetish malty flavour - yeasty finish. Few hops - mostly late and lingering. An enjoyable gulp with haggis, neeps & tatties. [3.3]

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Had at The Tass, Royal Mile, Edinburgh. Brown Coloring. Malt. Little Sweet. Metallic. Not wonderful


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