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


on tap


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Bottle: Filtered
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gjb968 (9) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
A great pint. Typical of the style expected from caledonian brewery. His a smooth taste with a malt and caramel taste. Good in a bottle would be great on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle round The Jenners limbering up for the Sweden game. Cocoa-dusted plum, Imperial Leather and fig aroma. Deep coppery bronze with a well-behaved lacing foam. Deep Scottish maltiness; raisins, milk chocolate, fig again.Touches of almond with Hobnob afters. Mouth-filling. Bit of a treat. Maybe I’ve been on the Baltic pale lagers too long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (1008) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
500 ml bottle poured into an outsize tulip. Dark amber with a thin white head.Juicy plum and cinder toffee aroma. Fruit and nut toffee, red berries, and spicy almond flavours. Gentle carbonation, and a rounded bitter finish. Quite assertive for a 4% bitter. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1137) - 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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
Clear copper colour with a frothy crisp white head. Fresh crisp malt aroma. malt flavour, hop hints. Pleasant bitter texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (586) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1411) - SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
500ml Bottle from Home Bargains:
Mild fruit notes and a hint of an almost metallic aroma mixed with some caramel and some sweet malts.
Reddish amber colour with a large, two-fingers tall head that is very creamy and thick looking as well as dome shaped.
Light caramel malts, some sweetness and a few earthy flavours along with a touch of fruit and a biscuit taste following this. This one taste much like I was expecting but is one that tastes pretty good.
Quite light bodied and fairly smooth with moderate bitterness and a crisp, sort of dry finish that goes down well and would make an excellent session beer.
Standard tasting bitter with nothing your not expecting but it is a nice one in spite of this. The body is a little light but it is very flavoursome, especially for the relatively moderate abv. and light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aorma and taste are caramel, fruits, notes of cocoa, malt and hops. Nice dry and sweet finish.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1944) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
500ml bottle - pours a nice chestnut brown with a white head, a lovely malty aroma, with a fruity nose there too. A bit spicy, with a decent mouthfeel, and a citrusy bitter after taste. Not bad this one.

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