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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7484) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle that my dad brought along, consumed 25.12.10 Pours light amber with a white bubbly head, quite neutral on the aroma front. There is a steady bitterness, standard sort of bitter but decent enough, finishing with a pleasant citrus bite. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.2

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13800) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
Cask air pressure at Euston Tap. Thanks Ken. Amber thin beige. Toasty aroma. Not great condition but a decent toasty bitter

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11123) - 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 (4013) - 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 (3296) - 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 (12639) - 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 (5218) - 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 (16789) - 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.


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