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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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!


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, - JUL 11, 2007
[Cask from The Halfway House] Fresh hoppy nose, floral, some caramel notes. Light, hoppy finish. Perfectly decent session beer.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (10579) - 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 (266) - POLAND - 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 (2814) - 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 (88) - - 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 (987) - 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 (3015) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (701) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a hazy golden ale no.discernable aroma flavour is sour fruit not gre

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rob_D_UK (866) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Pours a murky amber with a white head that doesn’t stay. Smell is malty with a hint of hops. Taste is refreshing with a malt finish, tad watery though.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kiwianer (3366) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2012
The head is meidum, the body gold-brown. It smells vegetables-sour. The taste is to sour-strange. I don´t like it. 10/5/5/4/12/5

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ThirstyBird (1674) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2012
Thanks Gabriel! Pours a cloudy dull honey color with a smallish off white head. Smell is fruit, apricots, sweet malt. Taste is tart fruit, wet cardboard, chemical notes. Watery and light bodied with mild carbonation. Drain pour here...bummer.


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