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

bottled
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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Unfiltered. Bottle: Filtered.
A dark beer with a well balanced sweetness, malt and chocolate tones. Challenger, Fuggles and Cascade hops produce a rich and spicy aroma with a balanced bitterness and full-bodied flavour.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3745) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
500ml bottle in an English pint. Pours amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of floral hops plus a decent amount of caramel and light nutty/chocolate notes. Flavor the same with a nice bitter finish. Average texture. Not a bad beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (228) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 A full sweet aroma following through in the taste with a lovely sweet malty backbone. The finish is lightly bitter with a spicy edge and complements the beer beautifully. An excellent dark ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle, rated from backlog. Clear amber with white head. Aroma is sweet, fruit, malt and fresh hops. Taste is fruity and hoppy with good maltiness.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (645) - NORWAY - JUN 3, 2013
Brown in colour with an even head. Malty arome with rasins and toffee. Some blackcurrant. Even some sourness. Malty taste with hops and some berries. A OK beer, but perhaps it would be better on cask?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1228) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Aroma: Grass, grapefruit, brown sugar and iced tea.

Appearance: Clear mahogany body with a thin white head. Light carbonation. Good lacing

Taste: Caramel, roasted malt, biscuit and juicy orange.

Palate: Thin body with a watery mouthfeel. Average carbonation.

Overall: Very drinkable and flavoursome, although it’s a bit watery.I think I (just) prefer Inveralmond’s Ossian.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3046) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
Poured a medium amber with a small white head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel malt. Meidum body, flavour as the aroma, quite a bitter end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3113) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Dobre wytrawne i goryczkowe piwo. Troche jakby cynamon w tle. Piana ladna i trwala choc sredniej wielkosci. Pijalne piwo niezbyt ciezkie. Dopasowuje sie do kazdej niemal potrawy. Kolor piwa lekko brazowy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (3680) - GERMANY - MAY 22, 2013
(cask) pours a slightly hazy ruby-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of bread dough, cherries and marzipan, with a hint of barnyard and butter. flavour is slightly husky, with notes of white grapes, banana, roasted grain, caramel and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2013
500 ml bottle sampled in 2009. Clear amber body with a dense off-white head. Aroma is light malt, caramel, toast and some fruit. Flavor is sweet biscuit malt, caramel, some fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium body and aftertaste. Decent average.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4295) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 29, 2013

Appearance: Clear amber color with a white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Slightly sweet fruity, malty and fresh hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a fine mild bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Fruity and hoppy on a solid malty background.
Overall impression: Lovely fresh and tasty ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Varnaveien Mineralvann in Moss, Norway.


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