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


on tap

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask: Regular.
CAMRA Supreme Champion 2002.

BigDUK's rating

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vladivostok (374) - 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 (266) - 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 (2031) - 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 (3791) - 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 (905) - 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 (623) - 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 (359) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (520) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2723) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (267) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Pours copper with low head. Aroma is malts and hops. Taste is bitter malts and hops. Nice palate.

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