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Caledonian Brewer’s Passion

Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Fruit Beer
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Special - April 2010.
Also brewed Spring 2013 for Wetherspoon Real Ale festival
This speciality beer is pale, with a fresh, floral aroma infused with a subtle hint of natural passion fruit, complemented by the floral hop and malty body, giving a distinctive, yet easy-drinking, ale.
Hops: Challenger
Malt: Sovereign, Pioneer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10854) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Cask at the Foot of the Walk. Fruity nose. Sweet, fruity ale with light, bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
March 2013. JDW, Rochester. Mmm. Dry best bitter with distinct fruit notes. Parma violets is the dominant flavour. Gold colour. Floral fruit aroma. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 11 April 2013. Poured a clear, dark amber with a layer of tight, off white head. Aroma of passion fruit, oranges and malt. Sweet fruity flavours with a light, toasted malt and candy sugar. Finish was slightly wet grass, sweet malts and bitter fruit rind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
On gravity at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol April 2013. Pale amber with a slight white head. Dominated by syrupy tropical fruits, with some cereal malts in the background. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3488) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2013
Aroma: Orange squash, mango and passionfruit. Very fruity aroma.

Appearance: Hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. No visible carbonation. Light lacing.

Taste: Fresh passionfruit juice and pale malt. Very juicy with a light peppery finish.

Palate: Medium body with an oily texture. Flat carbonation.

Overall: Juicy, fruity and easy drinking. Not sure if I could drink more than a couple in a sitting, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2013
Poured a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of red fruit and some malt. Medium body, flavour of sweet zesty raspberry. Not a bad thirst quencher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
[Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading] Light amber with a moderate white head and prickly fizz. There’s a slight tropical hint and some flowers in both the aroma and flavour, along with a little pepper and a faint but unpleasant sourness. Weak-tasting, very watery and unsatisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (4178) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
1 pint from cask @ Chichester Arms. Pours clear golden with a low creamy head. Aroma is malts with some passion fruit. Flavor is malts, passion fruit and some hops in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
The Felix Holt, Nuneaton, 09/04/13. OK: I like the smell of passion fruit and this smells of that so it scores some points. Wet, bright, collared gold draped with lace. Perfumed ladybeer flavour without real fruit; dunked biscuit, aniseed hints, TCP. Drinkable by the third but has nothing like the passion fruit character of the Conwy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (2947) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
Amber coulour, low carbonation. Sour smell, fruity taste with notes of passion fruit, bitter finish.

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