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Caledonian Autumn Red

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


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Seasonal - September to November. New for 2010.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6302) - 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 (4995) - 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 (9412) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump York London 19/09/14. A brown beer with a white head and lace. Sweet and toffee flavours. Typical Caley sweetness, Really not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1461) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Cask at the Elephant and Castle W8. Ruddy brown beer. Quite sweet, hints of nuts and toffee, maybe some fruit. It’s a bit thin and the elements are slightly clunky but I thought this was tasty enough as an autumnal season.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gowdy (897) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Cask pint at The Bishopton Inn. A dark red colour also quite clear. Quite thin and not much head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (6644) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Cask at the haymarket. Pours clear red-amber, thin off-white head. Light nutty aroma, some red fruit, bit chalky. Taste has more mineral notes, light fruit. Thin and forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5970) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Cask @ The Westgate, Halifax. Golden with a small head and a small sweet aroma. Medium to full-bodied with a grainy taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Cask @ The Clarendon, Leicester. Reddy amber colour. Very boring beer that tastes of cardboard. And bread. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Cask at Top Joes, Thurso - the most northerly beer I’ve had in the UK ! 20/10/13. Clear reddish amber with a moderate off white head. Nose is bready malts, hint of Burton snatch, light fruit. Taste comprises dull fruit notes, bready malt, bread doough, paper, light toffee. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. Mediocre.

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