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


on tap

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

ralphdot's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (1026) - Billingham, Durham, - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (3742) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Cask @ Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours clear amber, white head. Aroma is biscuity malts, taste is biscuity sweet, floral, light cream.. not floating my boat this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (3344) - NORWAY - APR 22, 2016
Cask at Rose Street Brewery Edinburgh, june 16th 2015. Hazy bright golden body with a big white head. Aroma is hoppy, pine, grass and flowers. Taste has some spicy yeast esters, citrus fruit and a dry bitterness. Good thirst quencher.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (163) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
Pint at Fiddler’s Arms, Edinburgh. No real aroma to speak of, slight grassiness. Flat but with good white creamy head. Taste slightly fruity and sweet, lacking bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vladivostok (411) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
No aroma to speak of and only its name and history keep it from being classed as a golden ale. Pleasant on the palate and not in the least bit sweet, the over-riding flavour is of freshly baked bread. Surprisingly bitter finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
theprof (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Cask. Aroma of roasted malt. Golden colour with lace top. Tastes of wholemeal bread and bread. Light and easy drinking with a refreshing bitter sparkle in the finish. My ideal session bitter if the aim was mainly to keep company but it’s unlikely to win a CAMRA award these days given the abundance of great IPAs around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Cask a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spices some earthly hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4182) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2015
Ship tavern, cask. Duchars IPA 3,8% a deep golden orange with an old school UK IPA aroma that is more malty than hoppy. Soft bodied with a distinct earthy tobacco leaf & lemon flavor. Interesting as a mild or English bitter but not really my image of an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (1028) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 20, 2015
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom (JDW). pours clear golden brown with a white head. Aroma of malt and lemon. Harshly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tstamba (671) - Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2015
On draft at the Scotsman pub off the mile in Edinburgh... Golden pour with white head... Mild hop finish... Went week with the Scottish sing along!!! Caledonia here I come!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
samzim (367) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
Faint hoppy aroma with yeasty notes. Clear gold colour. Slight bitter front with notes of bread and weak hoppy finish. Medium body with low carbonation. Sufficiently pleasant and easily drinkable, but not too interesting.

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