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


on tap

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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask: Regular.
CAMRA Supreme Champion 2002.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 The typical caledonian hoppiness, fresh stuff this, slight lemon, floral and grassy aroma. always a nice pint to pour, as its attractive. Tried this also at the brewary itself, and found the cali 80 better, but both quite similar over all. A decent session beer, but is mass produced now to a rediculus level in scotland. Rerate: Bland pritty boring compaired to what it used to be, and where are the hops?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NEBS (7) - Sunderland, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2005 does not count
Saltgrass, Síland. An award winning golden beer that is up there to be hit at - but canít really be as itís constantly good. Fantastic fruity, floral aroma leads into a richly hopped full body ending in a smooth dry finish. The low bitterness level really helps this beer to excel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2005 nose is lemon cheesecake, woodshavings and as it warms (i had it served too cold) i detect a little grapefruit, mildly hoppy with a thin but creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter finish. goes down nicely in a long session.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5173) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 March, 2005 Britannia, Chatham. Toffee edging into diactyl was the primary flavour of this acclaimed ale. I had enjoyed the filtered bottled 4.4% version some three years ago just after it had won Supreme Champion. Perhaps it was the extra abv or the stronger carbonation; or perhaps it was the dull condition of this cask, but I preferred the bottled version. This had a mild orange tang and a soft finish. There was a grassy urine aroma, and the whole thing was pleasant enough (once the palate had adjusted to the slight diactyl) - but it certainly wasnít fresh and exciting. [2.9]
Nov, 2007 JDW, Bexleyheath Buttery with a dash of hops. OK. A very average beer. [2.7]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2005
cask@chalies Bar, Copenhagen. Soft and smooth with notes of elder flower and delicate hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
RERATE. Cask-Conditioned. Seemed ísmootherí almost honey taste - lighter than perhaps I remember. Certainly better than in the bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
Amber. Smooth beer. Very thin but refreshing. Extremely easy to drink. Some hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 17, 2005
Cask Conditioned at the Commercial Inn, Dunfermline. Pale yellow, aromatic and bitter-sweet. I could drink it anytime and anywhere. Cheers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scotty (1042) - SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2005
Possibly my favourite beer( at the moment!) A superb pale gold colour with a fine white head. Palate is initially very, but not excessively, hoppy, with a soft maltiness following close behind, a well made well balanced brew. Alcohol content is just right, and makes it the #1 choice for a session. This is widely available around Edinburgh, and I dont think Iíve come across a bad pint of it (that I can remember anyway), Bennets Bar,next to the Kings Theatre can be recommended, but the best pint(s) Iíve had of this were in the Volunteer Arms, also known as Staggs, in Musselburgh(behind the Brunton Hall)..good range of well kept guest ales too...WELLworth the detour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2005
Cask at Clockwork. Splendid lemony hop aroma, light mouthfeel, lingering citrus hop finish. Difficult not to glug down by the gallon.

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