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

bottled
common

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unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 121   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2011
Bottled 500ml (BZ, BB 07/2012)
Deep amber color, good creamy off-white head, some lace. Salty hoppy and nutty nose. Good body for this abv, although finish is a bit watery. Licorice-hoppy flavor, light lingering hoppyness. Very typical British bitter and reminds me about Fullers ESB and other Fullers bitters.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
suprchunk (2261) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Light toffee colored pour. Small off-white head that doesn’t last at all and leaves no trace of lacing. Slight caramel aroma. Bit of malt. Dry mouth. Sweet. Carbonic. Slight roastiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8521) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2011
(bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Caramely malty aroma with spicy and subtle fruity hops. Bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Toasted malty taste with present notes of caramel, accompanied by mainly fruity hops; quite dry and bitter-sweet finish with a lasting hoppy tail. 03.IX.11

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
On cask at The Centurion, Newcastle. Pours an amber colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, barley and black pepper. Flavours of roasted barley, toast and caramel with a nice bitter finish. Somewhat foamy mouth-feel. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19461) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2011
Bottled. Near clear copper colour, rich firm head. Spicy hop aroma. Dry and crisp with light, firm body. Slighty piny with light notes of peat, longspicy bitterness. Really good!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6802) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle, shared by Parksy. Bright amber-orange with a lively gold-tinted head. Aroma is caramel with woody and fruity nuances. Caramel flavour dominates, with nutty notes, hints of fruit, and a tea-like hop note in the very dry finish. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1209) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
Light brown body with a massive 3” crown that’s stupidly long lasting. Aroma has slight soap, nice leather, with an abundance of yummy hop, even getting the odd hint of chocolate. Very nice so far. Great bitter flavor, nice earthy malts, awesome leather. What ells do you need in an English bitter?? Is that peach I’m tasting, because if it is…………………….At room temp beer got watery, but still good. I like this beer a lot, it is good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
5th July 2011
On tap at Craft Beer. Clear amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Light dry palate. Nice malt, with a little caramel. Some dried fruits. Dry finish, mildly bitter aftertaste. Inoffensive and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1427) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co. on 2nd July 2011. Reddish copper with thin white head and initial lacing. Fruity, spicy and pungent aroma. Delightful combination of hop and smoke in-mouth; smoky bitterness continues into a long and enjoyable finish, on a zingy mouthfeel. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
A reddish brown ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, nutty caramel with chalky notes, slightly oxidized. In mouth, a nice nutty malt, roasted and woody, surprisingly good, again. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 10, 2011.


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