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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mighty_meadow (152) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
500ml bottle from The Real Ale Warehouse, drunk 28/03/13. Clear copper. Pours thick cream head, collapsing to good covering that lasts well. Med carb. Aroma - Toffeeish malt, lightly roasted grain and sweet, dark fruit. Little bit yeasty. Taste - Lightly sweet; rounded caramel and faintly roast malt. Caramel sweetness blends well with the lightly fruity hops. Some nice, light hoppy spiciness. Little bit metallic. Some yeastiness. Lightly bitter-sweet, clean finish. Good balance. Little aftertaste. Med body. A pretty decent, darkish bitter, though the slight metallic & yeast taste can be slightly off-putting, and it doesn’t quite satisfy; might be the lack of a significant hop aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (228) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 500 ml bottle. Aroma is brown sugar for me, quite pleasant. Nice brown/red colour with an off white head that retains quite well. Taste has a slightly medicinal note like cough syrup with medium sweetness and medium bitterness. The first time I tried this I thought the sweetness of the malt dominated the hops but second time it seems to be more hoppy. A pleasant ale though.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 21, 2013
A lively light chestnut bitter from fyne ales. This ale is not particularly strong, but is a pleasant drink, with a light cream to tan head this beer is a simple dark bitter. It has a subtle fruity aroma but is overpowered by malt and hop. Unfortunately the fruit has no role in the beer but the hops and malts compliment each other very well to make an overall good bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
500cl Bottle @ Scotland trip. Brown coloured beer with no carbonation and a small brown head. Special light roasted hinted aroma. medium palate. Finish is light sweeter malty with a longer bitter sweet ending. medium.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1330) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Cask at Three Tuns, Dronfield - Ruby colour with your standard bitter head. Light slightly floral nose, some brown sugar. The taste is very much of a classic bitter. Some caramel, nuttiness. A bit rustic, nice dry finish. This pint plays it straight as a bitter, though that’s not a bad thing. it was very well put together.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell 1 Nov 12. Mørk gyldenbrun. Lavt skum. God plommearoma. Smaken plommer & druer. Lite annet. Grei.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3270) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle: Aroma has notes of dark sugar, malt and hops. Brown color, brownish head. Flavor is maly, caramelic, roasted malt and hops. Hoppy, bitter end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 14/12/12. Dark chestnut brown with a thin of white head that retains well. Good lacing follows. Nose is caramel malt, dark toffee, light spice. Taste follows, caramel malt, biscuit. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, bitter finish.


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