Brewed by Inveralmond
Style: Bitter
Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.
Independence is a classic, full bodied and malty beer with subtle hints of mixed fruits and punches of spice. A perfect balance of Pilgrim and Saaz hops delivers a high quality, nicely rounded ale, with earthy and slightly spicy notes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
Cask conditioned GBBF 2005: Aroma is fruity. Flavour is harsh and slightly buttery. Finish is very sweet and malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (4110) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 11, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 A little pale than the rest I had in the day, but an Ale after all, I am getting used to this beers. NIce after all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2005
Amber in colour. Malty nutty aroma. Grainy start with a touch of butterscotch there. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1156) - SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2005
Ok stuff. Reasonably well balanced, smooth and quite malty. Standing Order Edinburgh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2005
Cask (handpump) at the Market Porter, London SE1. Yep, there’s oodles of buttery diacetyl in here and from others’ comments it seems this is a normal characteristic of the beer, not just this batch or the way its been kept. Unfortunately, its a Scottish style beer, with a low hop presence and not much bitterness to cut through. Sweetish, malty and fruity with some earthy edges. Quite thin. Attractive deep copper colour. But I keep coming back to that butterscotch and the lack of counterpoint to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2005
Cask@The Market Porter, Borough, London. Butterscotch aroma and flavour, lots of diacetyl. Some nutty characters and hints of berry fruit, sweetish and flat caramel and butterscotch character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2005
[[draught wetherspoons] light brown beer with a moderate maintaining head hoppy nose with some butterscotch. watery body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2005
Aroma is difficult due to wetherspoons smokey atmosphere. Taste seems quite bitter at first though not too hoppy, however turns to be quite well balanced throughout the drinking. Nothing too special good session beer though a bit watery and thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Cask Conditioned at NERAX 4/29/2005
Copper colored beer with a foamy white head, good retention. Caramel-orange aroma, some notes of gingerbread? Flavor of dry breadiness, graham crackers and then BAM! a big dose of diacetyl. Doughy malt, bland and watery on the end, no carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2005
Cask @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Slightly hazy bronze. Loads of toffee in aroma. Pleasant toast notes in flavour. It’s fine if you manage to get past the initial toffee bombing. Malty finnish.

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