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Caledonian Autumn Red

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Seasonal - September to November. New for 2010.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Horns Inn, Southampton. A drinkable and fairly standard Autumn ale. Nothing very interesting - even the name lacks ideas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (452) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Despite its lowly rating and being served in a plastic pint ’glass’, I actually quite liked this one. Almost orange in colour and without any particularly distinct aroma, it nonetheless had a pleasant honeyish flavour but the sweetness engendered was not accompanied by any diacetyl. The finish had a pleasant middle of the road bitterness and the whole thing was actually quite pleasant on the palate. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1500) - ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Draft at the Retreat in Reading some time ago. Toasted, odd tasting but not too bad. Ok, but not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Cask conditioned at The Bowling Green Inn, Southam, Warks. Reddish amber with white head. Surprisingly thin and watery beer, there are some fruity, berry type notes but all a bit of a struggle to find. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3912) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Tried at the Horse & Groom, Lincoln. Amber colour with a light ran head. Aroma is spicy, grain and fruity caramel. Taste is also spicy fruit with a sweetish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Cask. Red autumn brown. Thick off white head. Nose is spicy lemony caramel. Taste is full of spices. Nutmeg. Nuts. Very autumnal, but quite sickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Cask the hind leicester. Amber ok head. Aroma is caramel malts. Tasre same nice sweetness light hops. Ok malty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
September 17, 2014 - at The Old Bell; handpull. It’s slightly hazy deep gold with a small mottled beige head. Smells like a boring floral bitter; caramel malt and vague bitterness - not much alcohol. The taste follows, but even more not awesome - very sweet, unfortunately and inappropriately grassy - no meshing at all - almost like candy. Typical slightly thick bitter mouthfeel - a little chewy, but mostly sugary in the finish (3-1). Not all that horrible, but my half was more than enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Cask pint in Kay’s Bar, Edinburgh on 26th Oct 2014. Poured an nice autumnal red-amber with a full white head that gave off some heavy lacing. The nose is semi-sweet caramel with berrys. The taste is leaning towards a bitter sweetness again with malty caramel and winter berries showing. Decent, but lacked depth of flavour and body feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Cask at The Oval Tavern, Croydon. It pours red-amber with a decent white head. The nose is sweet, caramel, wood, dried fruits and candy. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, toasty, caramel, dried fruits, icing sugar, leathery and berry with a sweet sort of finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Has a somewhat artificial character about it. Typical Caley stuff. Very so-so.

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