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


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.

niquillis' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (1913) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3989) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK, London. It pours a It pours a clean copper color with small off-white head. Aroma is biscuity and grainy, with light bread and spices. Taste is medium crispy and lightly sweet, with grains, caramel and biscuit. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, decent bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (804) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear pale amber colour with a foamy off white head. Aroma is fruity of red berries, strawberry jam, biscuit, some honey, very subtle pine and slight herbal hops. Taste of strawberry jam, red berries, a little cranberry, some honey, caramel and slight herbal hops. Light bodied and a slightly oily texture. A sweetish, fruity, strawberry finish. This is quite sweet for a ESB, very fruity with only a subtle bitterness. Good but lacks balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mortlach (1383) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 5, 2015
Handpump @Bir&Fud (Rome). Pours deep golden/light amber with a medium to little head. Aroma of solvent, grass, lemon, biscuits. Flavour is light sweet with a light bitter end. Light body, light carbonation. Forget it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (7807) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
Amber coloured and almost clear. Has a white head. Sweet aroma, notes of caramel. Hoppy, herbal notes. Flavor starts sweet, toasted bread and finish bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2145) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
500ml bottle from brewery via eebria. Deep gold colour with a thick foamy head. Aroma is very light malt. Taste has a touch of citrus and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (13133) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle, 4.8%. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, toasted caramel, fruit, hop and biscuit. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, toasted, fruit, hop, biscuit, medium bitter with notes of grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (13517) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Cask at the CP&K, Pimilcow, 12/12/14. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is oaty, malt forward, caramel, biscuit, light spice. Taste comprises light citric peel, wooded, light spice, biscuit malt, straw. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Decent ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6262) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from a friend, many thanks Daniel. Deep golden color with medium white head. Aroma of, malt, oranges, honey, grapefruits, pines. Nice citrus hoppy bitter taste with pines, grapefruit, grapefruit zest. Solid malty backbone. Long fruity, hoppy bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2247) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle in the Barn, Millhouses. Amber with a good off white head. Starts quite sharp and citrusy before a malty caramel and biscuit finish. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElDesmadre (2335) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. Toasted, tea-like malts, floral-citrusy hops and fruity notes of strawberries and blueberries. Very nice aroma, slightly minty. Malty, subtly tart, dry flavour with a not too pleasant, astringent bitterness. The flavour is nowhere near as rich as the aroma.

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