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


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
Share this beer with friends!
Bottle; Pasteurised.
Flying Scotsman is a sophisticated full flavoured premium bitter beer combining the best barley from the north and robust southern hops. Profoundly malty in aroma but balanced with hints of raisiny spiciness and toasty dryness. Fresh, slightly citrus tang with a rich rounded finish.

maeib's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - NOV 5, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 Bottled 28/10/12. A classic brown coloured beer with a white head and lace. Very ashy and grainy in the nose. Dry in the mouth. A short finish ending with a bit of Caley sweetness. Exceptionally malty and very low hop quotient. An acquired taste. Score 2.6
Subsequent rating scored 2.7 Score unaltered

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (344) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Pours clear amber, medium white head. Lots of malt and herbs in aroma. Medium bitter. Dry finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (232) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Clear amber with scummy head. Round malty aroma; round malty flavor very strong without being too sweet, and with nice hints of grain. Rather dry on the finish. A beer that makes me happy to drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (270) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
coffee, orange, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, lively, bitter, A genuine nice all round bitter not bad at all for a cupboard filler

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2622) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from B&M, Lichfield. Copper beer with small head. Aroma of malts and toffee. Taste follows suit with a hint of smoke, unintentional maybe. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1433) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M. Colour is clear and gold with a small white head. Aroma is malt and light caramelish. Bitter, dry and crisp hoppy flavour, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Handsy11 (15) - IRELAND - JUN 12, 2014
- 500ml bottle - Colour: deep red - Head: off-white bubbly head when poured which disappears within a few sips - Aroma: nice and spicy! - Taste & Texture: slightly bitter, lightly gassy, nice aftertaste - Verdict: would drink again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4148) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Bronze with a small head .Slightly malty but lacking any really memorable taste. Says on the bottle that this is a premium bottle-who are they trying to kid?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4696) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2014
500 ml. bottle @ home. This is apparently the official Flying Scotsman (I had too look that one up) which sounds a bit funny to me because like how many unofficial beers can there beer for a famous train? This is also the first beer that I see that makes an effort to appeal to trainspotters (beer geeks have been speculated to have evolved from trainspotters in the UK). //// Pours a totally clear dark caramel amber with a small but firm off-white head. Nose is cloying with cheap dark honey and toasted raisin bread with butter (not diacetyl, just raisin bread with butter), this is too sticky. Tastes cloying of mild herbs, liquorish, metals, cheap honey, raisin bread, touch watery kvass, bready,… metallic, herbal kvass aftertaste. Fizzy, faintly watery. Acceptable beer but cloying is like one of the weirdest characteristics for a bitter to have, this is supposed to be a mild style that is lower alcohol and easy to drink in large quantities, something that is cloying and tastes like raisin bread with butter and honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1072) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Copper/gold in colour with a thin, but lasting white head, leaving a good set of rings down the glass. Nice malty nose with some fruit loaf type aromas in the background, med - full in body, nice malty palate with a good finish. Good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle from one of the local supermarkets. Poured a clear amber, with a white head that dissipated to a halo. Aroma of fruity hops, some malt and caramel. Initial flavours of melon, peaches and cereal. Finish was light bitterness, with some mineral CO2 notes and toffee.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50