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

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unknown

on tap
common

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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3580) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
Golden with a quickly disappearing head. Sour hopped but with plenty of malts in the mix.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
eaglefan538 (2865) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Poured a golden color, nice frothy head. Aroma of fruits. Flavor of fruits and grains. Hops balanced a tad but overall could have been played up more. Body was moderate to frothy on cask. A light and refreshing brew.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Pint at the brewery. You’d think if it was going to be good anywhere, it’d be here, right? Well, after a few years of having increasingly bad pints of this stuff around Edinburgh, then outright avoiding it in the same locale for another couple of years, I thought I’d give it another go. It’s still the same. Dull as the proverbial dishwater.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (1093) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Cask at Pennyweight, Darlington. Clear golden amber colour, foamy white head leaving lots of lacing, and a malty aroma. Taste is fruity malt mash, watery, with a biscuity note. Light creamy mouth feel, medium carbonation and a very slight hoppy dry bitterness. OK bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1811) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
This was my go to bitter at the pub in northern England and Scotland. Subtle, low abv for sessioning, and goes well with food.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - DEC 26, 2012
No bad .... not really good.... but not really bad. This is a nice draft ale, non-controversial. Plain honest bitter. Hops, then fruity hops, a bit of apple?? Easy to quaff ..... Do we care it is brewed by Heineken?

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Desverger (1727) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2012
(Cask at The Three Compasses,London) Pours gold/orange in colour, clear, thin white head, minimal lacing low carbonation and light in body Aroma of light malts minimal citrus. Taste is light citrus, sweet biscuity malt. A bit "meh" really, nothing special but available nearly everywhere if there is nothing else.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.8% gold colour with a nice head, hop aroma and smooth hoppy taste, lovely on a warm September afternoon outside Wainwright’s bar of Bay Hotel, Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire, England.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2012
Gold, thin frothy head; earthy aroma; grainy malt flavour at first, leading to a hoppy, dry finish; slight sulphuric tinge permeates throughout (this example was possibly slight past its best); easy drinking, but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1742) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Cask@MoonUnderWater, Wolverhampton. Golden colour large creamy head, good lacing. Aroma of mild citrus. Taste is of lemons with a hoppy bitterness. A little too watery on the palate. Average beer.


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