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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4709) - 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 (2138) - 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 (141) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Not a fan of ruby ales but this is the best one I’ve had good taste very refreshing

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13002) - 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 (2346) - 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 (8590) - 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 (19976) - 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 (7037) - 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.


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