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Houston Texas

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


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Regular.
Named Texas for our sister Houston across the pond because it’s brewed with American hops which merge with the pale chocolate malt to produce a wonderful amber, full bodied ale. The Cascade hops explode on the nose creating an unforgettable ale experience with a lingering fruit aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1434) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in November 2000. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Slight floral note to the short hopped aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a digestive biscuit flavour with a hint of golden syrup and grapefruit peel. Dusty hop resins give an astringent dry hoppy aftertaste which builds in intensity. Finish is citrusy and dry with moisture sucking pithy notes, long in intensity. A popular bitter from the extensive portfolio.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2010
From cask at Counting House. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is malty and slight breadish. Dark roasted malt, bitter and medium dry breadish roasted. Bitter and mild fruity into a malty finish. Simple and elegant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (4029) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2010
Cask @ Bon Accord. Dark golden colour, off-white head. Aroma is malty, hint of vegetables. Flavour is malty, some caramel. Not much to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3557) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2010
Cask @ Bon Accord. Grassy aroma. Medium dark brown colour. Distinctive lemon and mild coffee flavour. Interesting one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2009
Cask in Blue Blazer ... light amber with big foam head ... light fruity hop ... basic fruity hop with a light malt base. Ok but soso
Earlier Rating: 4/1/2007 Total Score: 2.5
a ruby coloured ale, thats was fruity with a balanced bitter hop fruity finnish. an ok ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6635) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2008
On gravity at Swindon BF 30/10/08. Deep amber with next to no head. Aroma of red fruit, floral hops and a touch of roastiness. Flavour was sweetish, with more fruit and citrus hops, before a long, dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - OCT 31, 2008
Gravity at Swindon Beerex08. A lovely combination of light coffee and floral hops on the nose and palate. great balance and a nice surprise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2008
Cask @ Castle Tavern, Inverness 1/8/08. Good darkish golden body. Nice lacing. Roasty tasting. Not a bad brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2008
A nice dark blonde pint, good bitter flavour and nice hoppy taste. Is this an american brew? If so it’s a good version of an english pint. If it’s a scottish brew then that’s cheating! Either way very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mountainforest (130) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Excellent choice. Tasted at the 2007 Beer Festival in Edinburgh Scotland. Red/brown. Fruity aroma. Roast and hop overtones. Good balance.

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