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

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RATINGS: 131   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3321) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle. Amber, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, light fruitiness, light caramel and toffee, faint citrus hoppyness. Medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light roasted malt and light fruitiness, some caramel and faint toffee, faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light roasted malt and light toffee, some citrus hoppyness. OK bitter which is not too sweet/not too much caramel – light roasted malt dried the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2395) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle
Dark amber...frrothy whte head..clear..quite good lacing
Aroma...light....caramel malts..and light hops...bit of fruit
Taste...caramel malts...light roast...soft fruityness...bitter hops
Palate...soft carb...light body... some bitter light roast with some sweet malts....Finish...roast is more prominent with a bit over lingering bitterness...much more flavour in the finish
Overall - Reasonable bitter - the flavours came out much more when it went flat and warm in the glass (after being left out for 4 hours (!))

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle@Home. Toffee and herbs aroma. Light brown, off-white head, good lace. Dry, toffee, herbal, bitter, figs. Flavourful, easy and refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2011
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in September 2003. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark copper red in colour with a thin white head. Short malty aroma with sticky raisins present. Mixed malt complex gives a fiery digestive malt base with raisin fruit. Metallic hops give a sharp citric note to the aftertaste. Finish is malty with tart redcurrant fruit dry on the palate. Really enjoyed this and would be good for a session. Maverick is more of a traditional 80/ export in style when compared to Highlander.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4579) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with about 2 fingers of white head that left plenty of fine lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted malts and some earthy hops. Taste is light roasted malt bitterness balanced nicely with a caramel sweetness and an earthy hop bitterness in the finish. A great body for this style of beer with some vigorous carbonation providing some really good mouthfeel. Overall, this is one fine dark bitter beer with plenty to offer to fans of bitter ales.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (10164) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2011
from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - slightly hazy ruby-brown beer under a little long lasting beige foam; nice lacework; flowery and fruity hoppy nose; slightly roasted; medium-bodied , astringent and quite tasty; dry and very bitter; long flowery and fruity finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4817) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber. Good head and lots of lacing. Body is nicely balanced with a nice long woody hop note. Some wood and a bit of floral note in the aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2195) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2011
Bottled. Medium amber, beige head. Fruity nose, rye bread, dried fruits, hops. Dry, medium bodied, medium bitterness. Malty, quite hoppy taste, yeast, rye bread, cocoa powder. (2011-11-18)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle at home. Dark bronzed mahogany brown colour, thin cream head. RIch nose of toasted caramel, some vanilla, spiced strawberry. Palate is dry, slightly burnt, refreshing, peppery finish. Nice bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CalumScotland (153) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Not a fan of ruby ales but this is the best one I’ve had good taste very refreshing


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