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

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2726) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cirrhosis (1230) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10549) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2566) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (1290) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle sampled at Mondial de la bière 2011. Clear golden with a medium off-white head and good retention with nice lacing. Aroma is english pale malt, with citrusy and earthy notes. Flavor is nice english malt profile biscuity with slightly toasted notes and some citrusy hops with a mildly bitter finish. Medium body with a nice creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2011 Bottle from Booth’s, Ilkley. Veiled bronze, creamy white top, soft mineral-drenched condition. Very Scottish aroma; shortbread, caramel-draped slate, shellfish, Jamaican ginger cake, soft insinuating dried fruit and flowers. All that pretty accurately captures the flavour, too- which oozes softly with dissolved stone and nectar. Utterly sinkable. Good as they are there’s so much more to Scottish beer than BrewDog...but WTF do I get to taste a Scotch (EDIT: Scottish) one?!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (3107) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2011
50cl bottle. It pours and orange/amber colour - maybe lava is a closer description. There are gentle bubbles and a very generous head. The nose has grapefruits and a hint of honey. The taste has sweet malt, more grapefruit and a touch of toffee on the end. The palate shows a tastey medium-bodied beer with a fairly clean finish. Overall, a very sessionable beer if not a world-beater!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Blairgus (2818) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
yellow w/ orange hue, clear w/ occasional bubbles nose is sweet and malty mild malt taste followed by bitter finish nothing much to this

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
14th December 2010. At the Euston Tap with Harrisoni. Clear amber beer. Little white head. Smooth dry palate. Sublte toffee in the malt. Fairly bitter hop without much accompanying hop fruit. Finishes dry and bitter. Dry and bitter without much else going on - not my cup of char!


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