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


on tap


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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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   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rob_D_UK (650) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kiwianer (3315) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ThirstyBird (1210) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zexpe (39) - SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2012
A sweet golden ale, not particularly great. I had it from the bottle not the cask.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
from bottle, nodescript concoction. Not sure it quite deserves some of the low ratings though. clear golden colour, definite malty aroma and flavour that lingers. Sessionable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scopey (5548) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. It pours amber, with a thin foamy white head. The nose is wet grass, chlorine, spinach, sweet malt and peach. The taste is tangy lemon, lime, peach, grapefruit, lager-shandy, grass, cardboard and metal, with a light bitter finish. Very thin, with low carbonation. A bit weird.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (18969) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Bottled, from The Scottish Real Ale Shop, Kilmahog. Hazy golden, rich head. Somewhat mineraly with some unpleasant boiled vegetables. Sweetish and light bodied, notes of chlorine. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
gunnfryd (9945) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. aroma is fruit, berries. Flavour is fruit, berries, flower, herbs. Thin body. Weird beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerCast_Rich (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2011
[500ml bottle, Hebridean Brewery] Pours highly carbonated clear golden colour. Malty aromas – which continue on the palate. Long bitter finish, which is dry and pretty harsh. The aftertaste is astringent and almost aniseed from the bitter malt, although after a while this fades and the beer becomes more sessionable. Not sure I’d want to, however [15042009]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to light dark orange yellow color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, chlorine, toasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, chlorine chlorine. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20110416]

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