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


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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Filtered bottle and can.
Solid gold colour with a firm, smooth body. Has a dry, delicate hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (2268) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Clear golden. Good white head. Refreshing aroma of grass, flowers, pine shoots and lime marmelade. Similar taste, well balanced with malt sweetness. Medium short aftertaste. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Desverger (5077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle@The Mitre Hotel, Hampton - golden amber pour with a small white head. Very subdued hoppy aroma and taste, light citrus lemony nuances, faint herbal and floral, pretty watery, pretty basic stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (478) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Pours clear and golden, small dappled white head. Aroma is herby and sweet, maybe a bit honey-like. Flavor is bittersweet. Medium body, bit of astringency on the finish from the carbonation. Aftertaste is not sweet, which I like---that would kill this beer for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarauckelman (307) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Clear golden-orange color, with moderate head. Strong aroma, slightly hoppy with strong hints of sweet flowers. Taste is strongly floral from the hops on the front, tapering to slight bitter on the back. Not too astringent. Nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Splitenz (338) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
This was my "gateway" IPA. Had loads of these in Edinburgh and a couple in Aalborg as well. Mild, but yet with enough sting to make it worth while. This is the kind of IPA I wish I could get in the shops here in Norway, for a price similar to your regular lager or there about. I would then drink that when watching movies or sports. But, alas, no one in Norway has this beer (regularly)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DroolYeast (569) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2014
Aroma of honey and caramel malt. Light amber with white head. Small head lasting. Taste is hoppy, light bitter. Honey sweetness. Finish is light bitter. Soapy texture. Average texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJamesMcEwan (199) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
Pours slightly cloudy, amber colour, with a thick head that settles into a steady thin head. Aroma of orange, honey and bread. Taste is malty, honey, citrus/orange, bitter and slightly bitter at the end. Palate has medium carbonation. A refreshing beer, relatively easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndrewC (338) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Once upon a time this was in every pub in the world. Now I rarely see it. This was a bottle from Waitrose and it was perfectly good. Still, the best pint I ever had was in a pub under the Forth Bridge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (959) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2014
Not bad as it seems at the first sip. Aroma is very feeble, with malt and honey. Flavour is malty, quite sweet, with a mild fruity bitterness. There’s grass, straw bakery byproducts and boiled vegetables in the background, but nothing serious that could spoil the crispness of this nice beer. Do not expect a New World-type of IPA, but an old, rather "historical" Old World mellow ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlantCityJax (38) - Plant City, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Pint can on East Coast rail to Leeds. Amber in color, nice drink ability. Not overly bitter but enough to give it some flavor. -via BBapp

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