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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Cask: Regular.

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF. Amberish colour with a reasonable off white head. Standard bitter fayre but with lashings of caramel. Almost too much. Sticky finish that eventually turns bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6682) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Hope & Anchor, Bristol 11/8/07. Copper coloured with a slight, off-white head that left a lot of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and red fruit. Flavour was also sweet, almost caramelised with a bitter finish that prevented it becoming cloying. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11477) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2007
Copper beer with a lasting creamy head. Caramel, malt, bisquit, toffee aroma. Slightly sweet with a dry and lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9160) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2007
Cask (Drymen): Pale amber coloured, small and persistent off-white head; moderate fruity (peaches) and malty nose; solid bitter flavour, light bodied; traces of sweet malt and toasted malt in the mainly dryish bitter, lingering finish. Fine, well crafted stuff...........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rogermoore (34) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2007
I love this beer. Comforting. Malty to the end. A traditional scottish beer. Yum. I caould drink you all day long. I also like the IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5025) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2007
Cask@Cafe Royal Circle, Edinburgh. Bronze-coloured with a steady offwhite head. Fruity toffee aroma. Bitter toffee and raisins, quite well-balanced, dry mouthfeel. Lightish body. Easily drinkable classic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14333) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2007
Cask at C4, Odense: Clear amber with off white head. Low carb - flat. Malty caramel with a watery body, even for a cask ale. Easy sweet flavor before it ends with a slight dry hoppy finish!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (22365) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2007
Cask at Charlies. Clear amber coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and fruits. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and hops with notes of butterscotsch and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam dissipates into the peachy ochre.
-Caramel maltiness and underlying toastiness announce an all-malt affair.
-The same fruity caramel is found once tasted, this time emboldened by some vanilla.
-The lean maltiness and very low carbonation make a soothing mouthfeel.

What if you dig deeper?
-The sweet, relaxed finish appears to be hopless.
-This is ridiculously easy to drink, rendering water to uselessness.
-A simple and effective scottish ale (or sweet bitter, if you prefer) for those days when you don’t care about hops anymore.

On cask at The Phoenix Inn, Inverness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6734) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2006
(Cask at Adam & Eve, Westminster, London, 24 Nov) Dark brown/mahogany colour with hints of amber, frothy off-white head. Malty, nutty nose with caramel and a fresh spicy hop aroma. Malty, nutty taste with hints of berries, chocolate and a balanced spicy hoppiness in the finish. Tasty, but slightly thin.

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