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

bottled
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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Filtered bottle and can.
Solid gold colour with a firm, smooth body. Has a dry, delicate hop finish.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5283) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090628.
Pours copper color with a medium sized head. Aroma of caramel, mild hops, fruits and malts. Flavor of fruits, malts, some hay and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
baggiesfan (11) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Cask at the Bridge Inn Stourport. Pale appearance hides a very drinkable session beer. Malty without overpowering hops

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a blond and firm medium-sized foamy head. Fruity and flowery hoppy aroma with mildly buttery malty notes. Moderately bitter and sweet flavour, light bodied with a well-carbonated mouthfeel. Balanced (cara-)malty taste with fruity (citrus, grapefruit) and floral hops; moderately dry bitter and mildly sweet malty finish with a rounded hoppy tail. Another light-weighted gem from Scotland ! 13.II.13

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (4949) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Nurmo. Rated on 27.07.2009
Aroma has toffee, some English hops and hints of nuts. Flavour has English hops, toffee, some citrus and hints of nuts. Not IPA even in British scale Ė more like your typical bitter with one or two extra hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (2967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Smooth golden ale with a healthy but diminishing head. Has a malty character with with plenty of biscuit notes that make it very pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1052) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Aroma: Fresh, grassy, vegetable aroma.

Appearance: Clear golden body with a medium white head. Average carbonation. No lacing,

Taste: Distinct flavour combination of rose, freshly cut grass, light malt and boiled green vegetables. Not much hop profile, low bitterness.

Palate: Medium body with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Light carbonation.

Overall: Definitely not an IPA - itís nowhere near hoppy enough or strong enough. Very earthy flavours. Quite dull. Why itís as popular as it is in Edinburgh, I donít know... Usually the best on offer in a poor Scottish pub.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3268) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle, in Scotland 2011. Poured a clear gold color with a white head. Aroma of earth, grass, bread with some fruit and yeast. Flavor of grass, earth and spice with a bready backbone. A pretty good version of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3580) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a clear copper colour with a thin white broken head. The aroma is strong rich, creamy and very fruity. The flavour is medium bitter, peachy and not particularly hoppy, which is strange as this is an IPA! Very drinkable but its no IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kingstoni (1345) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle. Clear light copper color with a thin head. Mild aroma of fruity hops and citrus. Hoppy taste of malt. Oily feel. Watery. Medium bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (252) - - DEC 4, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours light copper with a very thin head. A little darker in colour than expected. Mild, fresh aroma. Slightly floral with moderate to strong hops and a light sweetness. Mild malt and a moderately long finish thatís not too sharp. Not quite as smooth as Iíd hoped but well balanced and very enjoyable.


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