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


on tap

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9079) - Down South, - AUG 18, 2012
Cask at Anchor Sidmouth. Deep golden, hoppy aroma. Light-bodied, malty with shy hop flavours in the finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (2086) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2016
A pretty regular beer for this area. Very mild, not full-flavored. It’s sweet and that’s about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at JDW CW, London. It pours a clean golden color with medium white head. Aroma is crispy bread and biscuit notes, light grains and citrus. Taste is medium bitter with some bread, citrus, grass, biscuit. Light body with soft carbonation. Overall, decent

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (488) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Cask in the Beer House, Glasgow. Coppery colour with a thin but creamy white head. Sweet yeasty aroma, taste is toffee, dried fruit and a little citrus. Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (3338) - NORWAY - JUL 29, 2015
Cask at ’The Inn On The Mile’, Edinburgh, june 17th 2015. Clear golden body with a big head. Aroma of bread, hops and notes of berries, which also is prominent in the taste. Elsewhere there’s earthy hops and a light bitterness, combined with a slick malt backbone. Short bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (1029) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
3.5% Flying Scotsman Pale Ale real ale at The Crofter Fort William Scotland. Pours a clear dark bronze with a one finger, off white head that leaves rings of lacing. Aroma has great notes of toffee, caramel, slight roast, and a touch of spicy hops. Taste is balanced. Toffee, hint of roast, caramel, bread, and a slightly bitter/sweet ending. Medium body with a low, cask, carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a nice beer. Darker caramel malts with hints of roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2571) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Cask the hammer and stithy ossett. Brown amber good head. Aroma is malty taste toffe malts some biscuit light bitter finish!! Decent malty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (16708) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Cask handpull at Crosse Keys Gracechurch Street. Clear mid brown colour lasting beige head. Light bodied bitter. Standard brown bitter which isn’t very bitter. Some toffee some hedgerow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1510) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of fruity malt, red berries, some caramel and earthy hops. Taste of fruity malt, red berries, some roasted malt, caramel and biscuit. Light bodied and a soft carbonation. A soft, biscuity, raisin finish. Watery and boring but drinkable and malty. Very average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crompton33119 (6) - south Darenth, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
My kind of beer. Brown beer totally drinkable all day long.. Just got to fill up 80 characters.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (3831) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Amber beer with small head and patchy lacing. Aroma is malty. Taste is malts, yeast and vegetal. Watery. Not great.

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