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Brewed by Deeside
Style: Bitter
Banchory, Scotland
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask; Regular. Previously 4.3% and 4.2%.
Brewed in the heart of Aberdeenshire, over the hill from the site of Macbeth’s final stand, this ale celebrates the reign of one of Scotland’s most misrepresented monarchs.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (256) - Glasgow, - NOV 2, 2013
Aroma of caramel from the malt and grass/hay. Light sweetness in the flavour with medium bitterness. A reasonably good ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden orange, nose is light orange, toffee, taste is light citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2630) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle, brown with a thin head, aromas of caramel malt and faintly of toasted nuts, crisp and nicely balanced with a firm dry malty backbone and earthy hops, and hints of spice and bread. A tasty bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (520) - SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Clear red beer with a thin head and a caramel aroma. Flavour is malt and caramel. It’s a touch flat but not unpleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9613) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Cask at the Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen, 21/06/14. Clear golden amber with a well appointed light beige/egg shell white head that retains. Nose is brown bread, dark fruit peel, orchard wood, light spice. Taste comprises subtle smoked maltings, light pepper, fruit loaf, bready notes, pinch of spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitterness and subtle smoked notes in the close. Ok bitter with a subtle smokey twist.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (413) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2014
3/4/14 Bottle. Light amber ale with slim white lasting head. Aroma mild hops. Taste metallic, hoppy, mild bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (701) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2014
Bottle from Aldi a hazy golden amber ale with light carmel sweetness grassy hop flavour with long tangy bitterness fairly standard bitter

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
Amber. All kinds of hops on the nose, fairly light body but lots of bitterness, only a little bit of cookiesh biscuity malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrJamesMcEwan (54) - SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2014
"Our signature golden ale. Soft bitterness, melon and floral notes, a dry finish with tropical fruit". Nice floral hoppy aroma, easy drinking slightly fresh fruity taste, quite a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3635) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
Poured a copper brown with an off white head. Aroma of floral hops, soft malt. Light body, flavour is slight sweet berry and caramel. Average bitter.


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