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Brewed by Fyne Ales
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Cairndow, Argyll, Scotland
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available filtered in bottle.
This is a strong traditional ale with intense malt flavours and a citrus hop aroma. A very smooth beer with a well-rounded, distinctly "moreish" finish.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2010
Cask at the Euston Tap. Clear, amber-gold pour with a foamy, white head. Bready malt and caramel aroma. Moderately sweet with toasted bread, brown sugar, caramel and berries. Light-medium in body with fine carbonation. Some earth, herb and light citric hops linger in the finish, with more mild, bready hops. Quite good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (3970) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2010
Cask @ 3 Judges. Dark orange / amber colour, off-white head. Aroam is dishcloth, malty, sour. Flavour is malty, fruity, bit of caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3198) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 Bottles from The Scottish Real Ale Shop, Beers of Europe and a present. Oaty, malty tropical fruit aroma Hazy amber brown colour with big foamy head. Dry mixed fruit flavour with bitter aftertaste. A good bitter from Fyne Ales. Most recent rating (for which this applies) is lower. Either my palate has changed or the beer is not as good as it used to be.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 Amber, bubbly head, some bronze highlights. Earthy aroma with light caramels and a slight curranty hop. Sweet character is almost toffeeish, with subtle earthiness and a touch acidity in the finish for balance. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Cask @ Kay’s Bar. Orange-amber with thick stable sparkler head. Spicy dry malt profile. Soft palate. The sparkler is really killing the flavors here. The malts taste plain, but have a nice spicy, earthy, and dry character.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle (in NZ), pours a hazy amber with a thin head. Some juicy malt mixes through the staunchly bitter palate, giving this beer a good balance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer with a thick off-white head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt as well as lighter notes of caramel. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as light notes of metal, leading to a dry, bitter, and metallic finish. Boring.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2010
Bottled. Pretty clear orange colour, with steady head. Aroma is typical British, sweet caramel malt. The body seems to be medium, with a flavour that is so reminiscent in British Ales - sweet caramel, with a somewhat fruity feature, that suggest a full-ish character. Here is tea from the hops as well. Low bitterness. All in all a middle of the road bitter, a style I don’t really fancy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sw (63) - USA - FEB 9, 2010
Aroma-Beautiful caramel malt with great balance of citrus hops, roastiness and toffee caramalised orange. Appearance-Nice bright amber/dark golden with very thin white head Flavour-Crisp, dry plenty of malt and very clean. Marmelaide jam. Mouthfeel-Slight astringent from roastiness, and a bit cloying from sweetness caramel. Low-Med carbonation. Overall-A very well balanced beer. Not too sure about "dark strong ale" at only 4.8%?


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