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


on tap

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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask: Regular.
CAMRA Supreme Champion 2002.

a_cross' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (701) - SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Light clear golden colour with light fluffy white head. Lively nosecwith some trace of hops. Starts firm but as time moves on it loses structure. Tasty to a degree but lacks concentration and substance as it once did.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strangehorse (60) - - APR 10, 2015
Several hand-pumped pints whilst in Edinburgh. The perfect colour for an IPA, but a touch on the light side in depth. A great session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (5261) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 7, 2015
Nice deep golden color with a thick creamy off white head. Fruity, mild citric and some toffee in the aroma. Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation. Toffee, fruity and mild citric flavor. Ok pleasant easy drinkable handpull ale.
[Handpull at Waldorf in Manchester, England]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (1391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
20.2.2015. Looks like basic lager, nose is quite light with some bitterness and cereal. Flavour has similar malty feeling with mild fruity bitter finish. Ok in cask, not in bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RickFifty (613) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
Cask. Golden to amber color, thick white head. Apple nose, light malty, hints of citrus and unripe fruit. Apple taste, sour notes, very light hoppy. Light body, creamy texture, flat carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (167) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Will go out of my way for a decent pint of deuchars nice session pint plenty of citrus (orange?) And a lively creamy pint goes down a treat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1213) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Cask at the Half Moon, Bishops Stortford. Golden brown with a small white head and big ass lacing. Aroma of digestive biscuits, weak iced tea, hint if orange peel. Taste is sweet, light and refreshing. Very well balanced with the occasional hint of sour/bitter. Inconsequential, bordering on milquetoast, mouthfeel, but it’s fitting for this beer. Didn’t this used to be better, or have my expectations grown?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Renobob (1113) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 5, 2015
IPA à l'ancienne. Légère, sans bulle, amertume finale. Ca change beaucoup des IPA modernes. Correcte.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mjp12 (637) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Can be a decent session bitter, if served in good condition, but this wasn’t .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1778) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2014
Clear Amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is floral hops and fruity. Citrus notes as orange and lemon. Flavor is quite sweet, hints of Malt and caramel with a nice bitterness at end. Low carbonation with s medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 4S

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