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Caledonian Deuchars Imperial

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


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Cask; Special.
Brewed to commemorate 21 years of Robert Deuchar’s inspirational Pale India Ale being reborn at The Caledonian Brewery.
Sparkling golden pale beer, lemon citrus and grapefruit on the nose. Lemon sherbet on the tongue followed by a luscious mouthfeel of zesty tingling and ending with a lingering dry bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1149) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
25.1.2015. Pours golden. Sweet toasty malty aroma, not very pleasant. Tastes similar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeebon (239) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle from home bargains. Pours a golden colour with thick white head which doesn’t last too long. Smell wise there is a kind of cereal and bready malt along with a floral and slightly citrusy hop note. Taste is mildly sweet and medum bitter. It is slighlty oily and creamy in texture with mild carbonation. Overall not too bad, quite nice

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
christhoel (270) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Gold amber colour, foamy white head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of malt, grassy, hint of citrus. Taste is malty with vanilla notes and light bitterness. Creamy mouth feel, light bodied, soft to medium carbonation, smooth sweetish finish. A average beer from scotland

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4148) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Golden and clear with a small head.Medium body with a slight trace of hops but otherwise pretty bland. Not a bad beer just a disappointing one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotty (1072) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle, Sainsburys. Nice deepish amber colour, good white head. Quite full bodied, good balanced malt/hop flavours, although I was expecting it to be a bit hoppier. Nice brew tho!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ianwelby (597) - SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Lively, clear golden beer with a thick frothy head which quickly dissipates. There’s citrus in the aroma but also a sour, almost metallic twang to it. Flavour has a zesty hit with a touch of light grapefruit. The same slightly unpleasant bitterness from the aroma is there as well. Aftertaste is light with a very slight touch of lemon and a sort of biscuity mouthfeel. Not very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
doradobotella (143) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2014
Apariencia: Dorado pálido y translúcido con una capa de espuma fina pero duradera. Aroma: Muy cítrica con notas que evocan maltas e incluso recuerdan al olor de las uvas. Sabor: Se presenta muy cítrica y frutal, con un ligero y agradable amargor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1533) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
500ml bottle from Home Bargains - Pours a deep amber colour with a huge, foamy white head. Sweet aroma, with a mix of butterscotch and vanilla and a hint of fruit. Quite sweet and buttery in the taste with some sweet malts, toffee and some light hops as well. Thick palate with a dry and creamy feel with a low to mild carbonation and a mildly bitter finish. Quite okay I suppose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1641) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle. Gold body. Thin white head. Nose is butterscotch, spice, grass, red fruit, sulphur, nutty. Sherbet. Roast beef. Dirty water. Bittersweet with a bitter finish. Some dirtiness on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamestulloch (1787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2014
Bottle from Vino Wines. Clear amber body with a thick white head. Steady carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of earth, biscuit and sorrel. Flavour of grass, earthy hops, butterscotch and a dull floral quality. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. There’s nothing imperial about this whatsoever. Although it’s not as bad as I thought it might be, I couldn’t finish the bottle.

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