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


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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.

ianwelby's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (338) - - MAY 4, 2013
Clear amber beer with a thick frothy head. Aroma is malt and strong caramel. The taste follows suit, though with an odd sour tang on the tongue, too, which slightly spoiled it for me. Pleasant enough but nothing memorable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle on the 2nd Friday night is Bottled Beer Night 2014. Bottle from B&M Canterbury. Deepish clear amber colour with lasting off white head. Crappy toffee caramelly aroma. Not diacetyl. Just I don’t like this sweet toffee thing. Just sweet and not my thing at all. Give me a clean fully attenuated lager any day. Nope. Not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (708) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper with finger thick white head. Aroma: Bread/biscuit, nutty, peppery and fruity. Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium sourness and medium bitterness. Palate: Thin smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt malty, nutty finish. Comments: Tasty, refreshing and glass lace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (640) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle b+m. Amber colour ok off white head + lacing. Aroma is raisins malts. Taste is sweet biscuity malts some fruits and pepper slight hop notes decent biiter inish. Medium body and carbonation. Above average bottled bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (2967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from Tesco. Copper coloured with very little head. Has a medium bitter character with some very small fruits evident.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4182) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Copper coloured beer with a strong very slightly off white head. The aroma is mildly toffee, and the flavour is bitter with maltiness and toffee'ness. Overall a reasonable bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (623) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle from B&M Stockton. Amber beer with white head. Quite a pleasant malty biscuit taste. A nice drinkable drop, but no spectacular by any stretch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (423) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 4, 2013
Reddish/brown pour with a dissipating white head. Aromas of malts, bread, nut, grass, biscuit hint of citrus. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Sweet from the biscuity malts and nut, slightly bitter from the hops. Nae bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
triskaideka (103) - IRELAND - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle at home. Poured amber/brown with white head. good body and bitterness. Highly acceptable

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle from B&M Bargains; dark amber pour with big off white head, malt and caramel aroma, aroma translates into taste very basic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GSJim (1) - - AUG 9, 2013 does not count
Floral aroma is very pleasant. Fairly full flavour and good finish. Easy drinking session beer.

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