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

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RATINGS: 119   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5573) - Utah, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Cask in London
Appearance: Clear dark amber with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma and taste: Bitter, bready, chocolate with a sour, dry finish
Ok

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - SEP 2, 2012
Palatable but disappointing. Bland stuff. No real flavours. Nice colour and light texture.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sic1314 (4241) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
Overly caramelised these days, and a shadow of the beer it was 20 odd years ago. Pours brown and clear, aroma is unbalanced caramel and malt. Dry slightly astringent aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3321) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear brown ale, thin tan head, malty aroma, high carbonation, thin to medium body, caramel, good temperature

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1424) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2012
Dark and malty, very smooth but a touch watery in the palate. Drinkable but not that satisfying.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (5081) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
Sweet nose, bittersweet taste, although no real flavours to speak of.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1227) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Pint at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Creamy head on a dark amber beer. Tastes bitter with some sweetness, hints of citrus and a bit of biscuit. Aroma is light, floral and gently hopped. A fairly pleasant beer, but a bit watery. Balanced bitter aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4903) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. Gold with a tight cream head; bicuity malt aroma; sweet biscuity malt flavour with a smooth grainy body; then a sweet finish with the faintest trace of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
A - light honey and citrus A - mid gold with thick head T - sweet with little bitter P - mid and creamy O - tasty

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (6893) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Cask
Rated on 20110725.
Pours clear brown colour with small head. Aroma of sweet malts and light fruits. Flavour of mild fruits, sweet caramel malts and dry hay. Bitter palate with a dry finish.
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