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


on tap

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle. Medium amber, average white head, moderate retention, no lace. Nice butterscotch malt aroma, some fruity and nutty nuances. Solidly nutty caramel flavour, delicate floral-fruit hop notes, medium bitter finish. A very nice bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Cask at the Craft Beer Co. It pours hazy amber, with a thick white head. The nose is wood, leather, dust, lemon, lime, soap and pepper. The taste is wood, smoke, leather, astringency, soap, pepper and salt. Light to medium body and soft carbonation. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival, 10th Feb 2011. Rich coppery brown colour. Roasty, nutty, burnt nose. Drinkable best bitter but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2011
Bottled (from Beers Of Europe). Golden colour, small beige head. Aroma is floral and slightly fruity hops. Flavour is fruity and floral hops along with quite nice bitter hopping. Pleasantly balanced and very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2576) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2011
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2011. A golden coloured pour with a smallish white head on top. Fresh hoppy, citrus fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, dry, citrus fruit. Quite easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
500ml brown bottle. Golden pour, has a short whit foamy head with some decent lacing. Light citrusy nose with malts. Flavour has some dry pale malts, some hay like notes and light citrusy hops over top. Lingering light citrus hop notes in the finish. Average carbonation and medium body. Average, but certainly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cirrhosis (1280) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
Beer number 2 from my Father’s day gift. Light copper very clear body complete with a very tall, long lasting, noisy white cap. Aroma has taken me completely by surprise I wasn’t expecting this much of a hop punch. Almost west coast hoppy but not, citrus, flowers, heavy leather, toast, mild sour, and some grass clippings. Nice hop in the mouth nothing to intense just a nice bitter. Heavy leather some bread, lemon, rose water. Now all I taste in the peanut butter cup I just ate. Sometime later………….Taste is very smooth and creamy, starting to hit some blueberry but I know that’s not correct. Good beer way better than I thought it would be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
A golden ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, light maple malt, fudge, nice. In mouth, a nutty and chalky, grassy hops, not bad, medium bodied. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 9, 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2728) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
Tasting at the 18th Mondial de la bière, June 10, 2011. Honey gold, small head. Sweet hoppy aroma of peaches, hints of tea. Taste of herbs I guess local, slightly hoppy, slightly malty, not very bitter. Pretty tasty beer for the patio!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (2136) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 Bottle 500ml from Cross Stobs Bottle Stop, Barrhead. This really is an excellent bottled ale. Caramel with a bitter finish. Slightly more carbonation than I like, extremely enjoyable. Doesn’t disappoint on cask, Hopinn, Newcasle under Lyme on 15/9/14.

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