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Houston Jock Frost

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Brewed by Houston
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Johnstone, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
It may be frosty outside, but a pint of Jock Frost will soon warm you up. It's a full bodied, well balanced premium bitter.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4219) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of light citrus and caramel. Taste is light sweet, creamy texture, clean finish. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Cask at the white lady. Pours amber, nose is light toffee, taste is light, creamy.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrJamesMcEwan (54) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, golden, with a frothy head that disappates. Light bodied, medium carbonation, fine bubbles. Aroma is malty, hay & sour fruit. Taste is watery, biscuits and a sour fruit, lemon. Palate is light. Finish is very dry.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (713) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle from Aldi a golden ale with a malty biscuity base citus grapefruit and lemon zest. Fresh anx well balanced with lingering bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3072) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear golden, good creamy off-white head, aroma and flavour is yeast, caramel, hint of citrus on the flavour, very easy to drink,

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1410) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in February 1999. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Strong lemon peel note evident in the intense fruity aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Pale malt gives a slight digestive biscuit note but this is soon lost to the tart citric notes of grapefruit and lemon zest which rapidly build up. Astringent dusty hop resins give a very dry aftertaste. Finish is again dry with hop resins and oak cask very much in evidence in the dessication process. Not one of my favourites for Winter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of musty yeast, caramel and hay. Similar flavours with a little lemon to finish. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2916) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2012 Re-rate @ Steam Packet, Isle of Whithorn. Pours amber with a decent head. The nose has malt and grapes. The taste has biscuits and sultanas. The palate is medium in structure and texture and there is a clean finish. Overall, a great improvement since this pub seems to be able to keep its ales well. Previous rating 30/12/11 5+3+4+2+7 = 2.1 On cask at Bert’s Bar, Edinburgh. Pours golden with a slim head. The nose has soggy Frosties and a mild yeast aroma. The taste is green apple and hay which makes me think it has gone off. The palate is medium bodied and medium textured with a burnt astringent finish. Overall, not good at all but I don’t think this is how the brewer wanted it to taste, so it deserves another try in the future.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2010
Cask at Tiles, Edinburgh. Malty, a hint of yeast. Fine and sublte bitter finish. Nothing amazing about this, and nothing seasonal, either. An honest bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3398) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2010
Cask @ The State Bar. Citrus & tropical fruit aroma. Good golden colour. Citrus fruit & resin flavour. A bit unbalanced. More of a blonde ale than a premium bitter.


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