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


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular. Also available filtered in 500ml dark glass bottles.
A robust ale, with reddish mahogany colour and warm roasted malt flavours. Fruity hop aromas generate a distinctive character to this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tgn (19) - Herefordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Great bitter with typical British character but with an added earthy malt depth with is encouraged with a special hoppy finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McWorta (482) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 22, 2013
Amber with a bit of a tan head. Noses of hops and malts but rather unspectecular. Acidic, medium bitter, bit watery light slick texture. Finish is rather quick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (4742) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
Cask (SRAF 2013) - Copper in colour. Caramel, raisins and roasted malt in the aroma. Fruity, roasted and chocolatey taste with caramel, nuts and hops detected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2201) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Cask at Gallows Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is light brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, malts and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Toasted and nutty caramel malts elegantly move into leafy hops and their bitterness in this balanced Brown Bitter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear deep amber-brown.
-Drinkability is very high.
-The flavour profile is nicely balanced.
-The conditioning here is beautifully done.
-This may not be the most compelling example of the style, but it remains very nice throughout.

On cask at Craft Beer Co., Brighton.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MannyGoldberg (156) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
Cask at Old Nun’s Head- 17 June 2013. People who whine on about boring brown bitter would do well to check this out. Lovely balance between the malts and berry notes. Would have loved a 2nd pint had I not had to be somewhere else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1159) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
Quite hoppy with strong dark fruit character. Nice malt character to balance, really enjoyable session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draught. This is a really well done bitter with lots of depth and nuance. Let it warm up a bit and sip again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (9838) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Cask @ Cask Pub and Kitchen, London. Clear amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate biter. Sweet and light biter finish. 260413

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mighty_meadow (145) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2013
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Pours chestnut red with a nice slightly off white head, Thought I detected a hint of coffee in the freshly opened botte but this quicky disappeared and was replaced by dark fruits. Flavour was slightly bitter fruits with leaves in the mix. Slight thin oil feeling in the mouth with subtle carbonation. Gets even nicer the further down the glass you get. Nice, flat bitter finish.

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