Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, - MAR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Dobbies, Aberdeen. It pours a cloudy orange colour with a very thin white head and very low carbonation. The nose is sweet orange, lemon, yeast, caramel and horlicks. The taste is wood, smokey, tangy orange, lemon and lime zest, leading to a light bitter finish. Itís fairly thin, uncomplicated and inoffensive. A fairly drinkable bitter.
mr_h (1512) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear golden amber, thin off-white head, no detectable aroma, mild caramel malt, bit watery, bland
JohnRMurdoch (2300) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The State bar. Orang brown colour, frothy head. Minimal caramel malt aroma. Dry vanilla toffee malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A bit watery. Average bitter.
unstablefable (210) - SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with decent white head and a massive amount of carbonation. Aroma is floral hops, with a decent malty backbone, taste is funky tangy with citrus notes. big carbonation,
best of deeside iíve tried
Holmen1 (1187) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Delt flaske hos Ole Anders des-12: Litt mÝrkere enn LAF, ogsŚ her kortvarig skum. Floral aroma og frisk bitterhet. Bra munnfylde, medium og tÝrr ettersmak. Bitrere enn LAF som vi hadde fÝrst. En brukbar golden ale, men ikke i klasse med f.eks Lia Faill.
gunnar (3729) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Fresh light honeyish aroma. Taste is fresh crisp citrussy hops,light astringent bitter towards the end.
Sigmund (4280) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Deep golden colour, low head. Moderate aroma, not unpleasant, some herbal notes. Refreshing, crisp and dry flavour, herbal notes, decent hops throughout.
abemorsten (1975) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared 500 ml bottle courtesy of neonwalk. Clear light golden with a small white dense head. Honey wood and smoky glands on the nose. Floral, bitter body and acidic salty tale. Medium body. Dry tongue.
jamestulloch (524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Clean, earthy and malty.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a small white head that retains well. Lots of carbonation. Slight lacing.
Taste: Lovely balance between deep, earthy malty flavours and very tangy, almost sour, citrus hops. Easy drinking and moreish.
Palate: Medium body with a slick, oily texture. Lively carbonation.
Overall: The best Deeside beer Iíve tried (Iíve had a few, only got round to rating a couple of them) and, to date, my favourite bitter.
AshtonMcCobb (1490) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Pours golden/orange with steady to frantic bubbles and a nicely proportioned head, The nose has oranges and a little toffee. The taste is of malt and some tangy toffee. The palate has a medium body, medium texture and a fairly clean finish. Overall, itís another bitter, very drinkable but not particularly distinguished.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2012 On cask at The Bow Bar. Pours a golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and grassy hops. Similar flavours with mild carbonation (5,4,5,2, 14). Also on cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. A big caramel aroma upfront with lemon and grassy hops. Similar flavours and a little sour with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.