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Brewed by Hebridean
Style: Bitter
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled (not bottle conditioned).
Golden Hebridean bitter, brewed with Scottish malts. Lightly bittered, a session beer with a light golden colour. Good all day beer, plenty of hop and malt character, with lots of malt in the finish. Brewed to make you want more - so go-on, give in, you know you want to!


GarethYoung's rating

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, - JUL 11, 2007
[Cask from The Halfway House] Fresh hoppy nose, floral, some caramel notes. Light, hoppy finish. Perfectly decent session beer.


1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hoptimusPrimed (106) - SPAIN - AUG 5, 2015
Very plain nothing tasty at all. Low carbonation, watery, no head. Sweet, no hop or malt taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrJamesMcEwan (151) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2015
* Bottle. Pours amber, cloudy, with a white head. * Aroma sour malts & fruity hops of apricot & citrus. * Palate is light body, very low carbonation, very fine bubbles, felt watery. * Taste is tart & quite sour, orange, mango, slightly dry, then earthy malts. * Finish is malty, sour, moist, then drying. * Overall very low carbonation, watery, sour, earthy finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is vegetive, ash, toffee, taste is watery, thin, toffee, sweetcorn.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (6600) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 500ml bottle from Aldi. Pours with a head. Aromas of butter, light malt. Taste is more of the same, faint citrus too. Watery, dull finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (11474) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottled, 500ml from Aldi in Ludlow, Shrops. Burnished gold with no head. There is a fusty nose to this on opening and the character does transfer into the beer, quite flat and watery as well, some wet cardboard CO2 notes. Really quite poor, but I was running out of options in the town.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Graham77 (296) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
2*500ml bottles from the real ale festival at Aldi. Insipid and watery beer. Very little carbonation, no head. Really very bad. May have been a bad batch.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (4069) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from the Scottish Real Ale shop. Appearance - hazy golden with very little head. Nose - lemon zest and astringent malt. Taste - more of the same. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet slightly sour middle section and an astringent finish. Overall - the sourness is a concern. Wouldn’t return for a second.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mabuzzer (305) - SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from Aldi. Poured flat, little aoma, taste is orange and a hin of spice, with little aftertaste. Disappointing

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
flying_pig (1158) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2014
500ml Bottle from Aldi Supermarket, Scotland (£1.99):
& sour with lots of tarty smells & some sweetness plus a few fruits. This wasn’t at all what I was expecting from this one. There was some light apricot & citrus notes but not much in the way of malts or bitterness really.
Cloudy, pale amber with a thin, off-white lacing that disappears after a couple of seconds.
Tarty & sour with some funky flavours but it soon seems more like a bitter with some earthy malts & subtle hops coming through shortly after that. There’s an almost astringent taste throughout the beer through & it’s not particularly pleasant plus it seems a little watery to bland in places too.
Tangy with an incredibly sour at the start, this is followed by watery patches soon after. The beer has about medium carbonation throughout whilst the body starts about medium but becomes lighter from then on.

This was all over the place , it started with a poor look that was quite cloudy & produced nothing in the way of a head but the aroma was a definite step in the right direction but the taste let this one down in a big way. I didn’t really enjoy this one at all.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mr_h (3735) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
500ml bottle from Aldi, Prestwick Toll, Prestwick - hazy golden amber, thin rapidly disappearing white head, fruity, sour malty aroma, no lacing, sour vegetable flavour, good carbonation, prolonged sour aftertaste


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