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


on tap

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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 15/20
Scopey (8035) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle from the brewery and cask at CP&K. It pours clear amber-brown with a thick off-white head. The nose is wood, leather, earth, toast, brown bread and touch of caramel. The taste is toasty, earth, wood, leather, light bitterness, nut and caramel with a clean, dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A classic, well-executed bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (997) - ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber, like well brewed tea. Thick offwhite, light tan head. Malt smells, some tea, some caramel, some nuts. Bready and caramellic in the mouth with a nice amount of bitterness. Very "solid" drink this, with some nice warm roasty malts and bitters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tgn (22) - 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 (798) - 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 (5708) - 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 (3364) - 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 (8281) - 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 (164) - The big bad LDN, 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 (1424) - 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 (1942) - 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.

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