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

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask: Regular.

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


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (1229) - 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 (2939) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zexpe (40) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
Can find it everywhere in Edinburgh - harder in Glasgow - but for a common ale it’s nae bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kalervo (741) - FINLAND - MAY 21, 2011
Bitter without real bitterness. Malty, a bit sweet aroma, almost no carbonisation at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1905) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
Cask, the Francis newton. Medium amber with slight skunky aroma with sweet malt. Sweet with a subdued caramel finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4089) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2011
(cask) dark amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of strawberries and cream, light herbal hops and grain. flavour is mostly grain, with a slightly tangy fruity finish. medium-bodied with soft to no carbonation.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
Multiple samplings reveal a beer that is always - always - full of butter. Caley 80 is a modest bitter, already malty in character. Caledonian can’t keep the butter out of their beers, however, and it is very noticeable in this product, which in most instances fails to even live up to the most modest standards of drinkability. A full pint of Caley 80 is invariably a challenge even I cannot best.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3611) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
cask at The Malt Shovel in Edinburgh - Pours mostly clear amber with a small, white, lingering head. There’s a mild aroma of caramel malt. The flavor is also of caramel malt with fairly minimal hops presence. It’s light to medium bodied and while okay, they haven’t exactly put the "bitter" in this bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3473) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
From a hand pulled cask at the Kings Wark in Edinburgh, Scotland. This had a rich amber color with a medium off-white head and thick glue like lacing rings. Nose of caramel malt, with some rope fruit. Heavy malt body and smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation. Flavor is malty with some citrus in the finish and some bitterness. Solid and easy drinking bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2010
Cask, The Globe, Leicester. Copper with a thin head. Aromas are weetabix and cookie dough with earthy hops and some nuttiness. Some autumn fruit. Flavours are earthy hops with some tart citrus. Grain and chocolate malts with a dry finish.


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