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

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular.
NOTE: This is NOT the same beer as the version of Flying Scotsman previously available as a Spring seasonal.
Launched in July 2011, Flying Scotsman is a new addition to our permanent range of beers. A full-flavoured ruby beer, profoundly malty in aroma and flavours but balanced with a raisiny spiciness and toasty dryness. Distinctive fresh, slightly citrus tang with a rich finish.


Quack-Duck's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7794) - Down South, - AUG 18, 2012
Cask at Anchor Sidmouth. Deep golden, hoppy aroma. Light-bodied, malty with shy hop flavours in the finish


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
2014-07-03. Crisp dark copper brown body with a small beige head that fades. 3+ Aroma is pleasantly malty, lightly toasty biscuity accents over caramel and not quite molasses. 7+ Flavour is malt forward, tangy undertones to a sweet malt middle has caramel notes. A sharp herbal kissed bitterness in the finish seems like an abrupt change. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay. Cask at The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen2 (818) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Clear amber. Dense and persistent off-white head and lacing. Sweet aroma and taste of crystal and amber malt. Not much bitterness. Short aftertaste. A bit waterish mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (3796) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2014
(draught) pours a clear amber colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of yeast and red peppers, with a hint of butter and light roasted malts. flavour is more roasted malts, slightly sweet, with notes of banana, milk chocolate, honey, cookie dough and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Bronze, thin head. Slightly spicy aroma w a little bit of caramel. Somewhat watery palate w a little caramel and really not much else.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Cask @The Castle Arms, Edinburgh. Pours dark copper red with a thin white head and rather nice lacing. Nose caramel malts and ever so slight grass in the rain but that just could be the weather. Unfortunately this is as good as the beer gets, malty sweetness with a hint of bitterness at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (651) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Cask beer at the Stone Loach Market Deeping. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma of malty and caramel; malty taste with a toasty finish. A malty Scottish beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Cask at the Hour Glass, High Wycombe. Poured amber-brown with a thick cream head. Malt and caramel from the off, but they’re not too sweet; leafy hops balance, and some lemon comes through afterwards. Mellow, smooth and easy-drinking. Quite a decent autumn ale, better than the similar Greene King Fireside I’d had just before.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
Medium creamy offwhite head. Clear brown body. Floral earthy strawy aroma. Dry-sweet dusty strawy caramel taste with wooden grainy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish floral dusty strawy aftertaste with roasty grainy notes. Lovely. Subtle, vivid and highly drinkable. (0.284l cask at The Duke of York, Whitby.)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jd543 (397) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Brown/amber with an OK white head. Malty, nutty, biscuit, slight hoppy aroma. Sweet taste, with light bitter finish. Not great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
Cask. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.


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