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


on tap


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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Pasteurised versions in bottle, can and keg.

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

PictouRx's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PictouRx (168) - Ontario, - NOV 12, 2011
500ml can pours a darkish brown somewhat clear not opaque, foamy head and lively carbonation. Aroma of caramel, hint of toffee, some fruit notes. A little bitter, with some sour clean finish. Altogether ok, after drinking the 500ml I donít feel much, maybe the low alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdleedahl (192) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
Quite smoky, easily the dominant aroma and flavour. Good, full bodies malt flavour. Low carbonation. Had at St Christophers inn London. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hackobock (3570) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2016
August 14, 2015. Bottle, as Caledonian Edinburgh Castle.Tasting at omhper, thanks for sharing!
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty with caramel, some dark bread, slight buttery and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet malty, light bitter with with some floral notes and a touch of citrus, a very light sour note as well. Medium bodied, average, small bubble carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2016
Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is sweet and roasted. Body is mild, chocolate, sweet. A roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Godfather50 (197) - SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
Nice head but after that could have been a mass produced 80 shilling on keg. Nothing stood out but then Iím not really a fan of the malt heavy style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (4211) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Bottled as Edinburgh Castle, deep brown with a big off-white head, faintly sweet malt and metal nose, gassy, sweet and lightly earthy hop-bitter on the palate, a distant metallic twang and a touch of toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
theprof (527) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Cask. Under the name Edinburgh Castle. Aroma of roasted malts and stone fruits. Chestnut brown with white foam head. Tastes earthy, malty and rich with a pleasantly refreshing aeration and cereal finish. Iím glad to get some more Caledonian beers down in Nottingham since only a few places keep Deuchars IPA and the bitter and stout are equally session worthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5569) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
Nice red brown colour. Aroma and flavour are malty with light nutty and caramel notes. Good session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Cask at The City Hotel, Durham, £3/pint. Good-looking red-amber beer with a smooth, off-white head. The nose has sweet cereal, buttered popcorn and a hint of tropical fruit. The palate is smooth but the taste is a little too bitter with loads of grassy hop flavours. Reasonable bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
How: Bottle, as Caledonian Edinburgh Castle.
Where: Tasting at omhper, 2015-08-14.
Appearance: Light brown colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel, hops.
Body: Thin body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, some butter, a bit of caramel and grass. Rather boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle from homebargains, wednesbury. Mahoghany beer with medium head. Aroma is malty, some toffee and some light smoke. Taste is malty, light yeast and caramel. Decent.

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