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%
Cask: Regular.

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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1486) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (1390) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (4067) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kalervo (863) - FINLAND - MAY 21, 2011
Bitter without real bitterness. Malty, a bit sweet aroma, almost no carbonisation at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2027) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Cask, the Francis newton. Medium amber with slight skunky aroma with sweet malt. Sweet with a subdued caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4619) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (13594) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3728) - 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.

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