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

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common

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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
CAMRA Supreme Champion 2002.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigDUK (13) - West Yorkshire, - JUN 5, 2009
Hand pulled, Duke William, Bradford. Citrusy aroma, thick head, lovely golden colour when settled. Creamy feel in the mouth with citrus/aromatic taste not very hoppy. Easy to drink, not taxing on the taste buds, very refreshing, could easily sink several.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tstamba (421) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
samzim (320) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (76) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Cask at The John Duck, Durham, £2.50/pint. Pours yellowish golden amber. Sweet biscuity barnyard aroma. Hints of tropical fruit, a little thin, very sessionable but really quite dull. Plenty of more interesting IPAs out there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1808) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Tried at the three stags, Bebbington. Golden colour thin white head, aroma has a slight fruitiness, the taste has a definite bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (168) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Pours copper with low head. Aroma is malts and hops. Taste is bitter malts and hops. Nice palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (753) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strangehorse (65) - - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (5477) - 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]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (1615) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RickFifty (657) - 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.


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