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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1309) - 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 (3900) - 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 (1141) - 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 (4530) - 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 (6175) - 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.
4212

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
On cask at Bennets. Pours a golden brown colour with a thick white head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel and barley. Alcohol is fairly present with an upfront yeast character. Caramel, yeast and chocolate flavours also. A little thin with moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle. A lingering chocolate milk flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1357) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2011
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in April 1986. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear amber in colour with a thick creamy head. Typical caley aroma of chewy toffee biscuit notes. Pale malt gives a creamy buttery shortbread biscuit base with chewy toffee, butterscotch flavours. No hint of fruit in this. Slight dusty hop notes in the brief aftertaste but sweet malt dominates. Finish is sweet and biscuity with toffee notes at the end. A great Scottish session ale and well recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (1158) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2011
En ganska vanlig referens när det gäller öl är smörkola. Vill man veta hur denna smak är skall man köpa denna öl. Även en viss maltighet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (2549) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Draught at Cairnbann Hotel. Pours a toffee brown with a good head. The nose has caramel and malt. The taste is of toffee and malt. The palate is medium in structure, there’s a big creamy texture and it is reasonably clean on the end. Overall, this is better than in the bottle, for definite.


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