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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
CAMRA Supreme Champion 2002.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 Cask at Salisbury. Clear golden with a small-medium white head. Aroma is a walk in the park, earthy, grassy and tree leaves. Malt flavour is tree branches and the hops have a nice forestry character. Mild-medium bitterness. Very lively carbonation by casks standards. This is a rather common and very popular cask beer in England and I can understand why. I can’t say the same about their boiled beef.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2006
Cask at the Pen and Parchment, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Golden with a small off white head. Malty aroma and a hoppy taste, fresh and sweet. Not very bitter. Enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
Cask, Handpump @ Bamuda Treangle . Golden colour with a small white head. Malty, floral hop aroma and a bitter dry hop taste. Medium body with a sweet bitter dry finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (15618) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2006
Cask@Northern Bar, Edinburgh. Pale yellow, good creamy head. A bit sticky harsh hoppy nose. Mild, even a bit sweet flavor. In the finish some grassy hoppyness. Not much IPA. (To be rerated).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 24, 2006
This is an absolutely lousy IPA. It is a rather nice bitter, but no one who has ever tasted an appropriately hopped IPA would confuse this with one. And if you are brewing a bitter, what is the possible good of calling it an IPA?! Some brewer needs a dope slap. On to the notes... <!-- br --> <!-- br -->Cask at the Eagle & Child. Pale copper with a small layer of fine white foam. Lots of ripe fruit in the aroma, a little minty. Very clean and bright. Pleasant mouthfilling fruity yeast character, lively and interesting. A touch of toasted grain in the finish. Nice soft palate with a balanced sweetness. A very pleasant bitter. One thing lacking? Enough hops to make it an IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
Pint at the Forth in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Creamy thin head. Clear golden color. Almost no carbonation. Grapefruit taste. Dry ending. Refreshing. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Gold body with a thin white head. Bland aroma and taste, not really and detectable hops. How is this an IPA?

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
WarFockewulf (21) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Poured a nice Golded color with great smell of hops. I got this cask ale at tThe Nag’s Head Pub in Manchester. A little different than most of the bitters I tried (I know its an IPA). Closer to the american craft beers that I like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2006
May 06. Lemony golden body, white head, lacing. Lovely citrus taste, compared to what I have been drinking it was nice to notice the hops once again. Smooth, can see why it is in a lot ot pubs. Slipped down a treat but would stop at half a dozen or so.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Finn (6091) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2006
Cask at Dog & Duck London W1 26 Apr 06. Golden colour. Fruity and bitter all the way. A top class bitter rewarding you with a long pleasant aftertaste.


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