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

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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


Theydon_Bois' rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11069) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - OCT 7, 2012
Gravity dispense at Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival 2012 - 06/10/12. Chestnut brown with an off white head. Caramel malts dominate the nose. Tastes of biscuits, caramel malts and light toffee. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
torejh (32) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 8, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and honey. Taste of caramel and roasted malts. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. A bitter and spicy finish. A well balanced scottish ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1134) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Clear chestnut colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour starts off malty, turning roasted with a sort of spicy malt note. Later comes a mild grassy hoppiness followed by a medium bitterness which is quite clean.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrJamesMcEwan (90) - SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
* Bottle. Pours brown, with an off-white head. * Full bodied, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Aroma is malty, rich, chocolate, spicy. * Taste is earthy, toasted malt, nutty, spicy and salt & pepper. * Palate is full and dry, almost like a stout. * Finish is very dry with salt & pepper. * Nice aroma, taste OK but finish is too dry and of salt & pepper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
A dark bitter really. Fruity aroma. Big head. Lingering spicy aftertaste carried by bubbles.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maris (1084) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015
From a 500ml bottle on 7/1/2015. Pours a cloudy amber with a small head. The nose is subdued, with a minerally aroma most evident with a hint of toasted malt. In the mouth, you find more pronounced toasted malt, some citrus fruit and a really firm, quite salty, bordering on harsh, bitterness. Has a light body and average carbonation. I couldn’t really take to this one. The flavours are not particularly balanced or harmonious, with the bitterness actually a little unpleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (579) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: dark amber, medium off-white head. Aroma:toffee, coffee, chocolate, hops. Palate: medium body, silky feel. Well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4396) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, bread, some hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, hops, some fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (2067) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2014
Brown clear body, fawn persistent tight head, rich crocheted and thick rimmy lacing. Aroma; fruity malts, berries, orange peels, wort, juicy hops, earthy malts, advanced malted candies. Taste; smoky malts, roasted malts, dusty hops, spicy hops, herbal chocolate notes. Finishes with dusty hops and malts with bitter touches. Feels normal bodied and softly carbonated. Overall a tasty beer, "Lia Fail" is recommended. [50cl brown bottle, abv4.7%, #L2703 1449, BB:SEP14, T@höme]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nudiebear (167) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Poured a clear bronze with an off-white head. Smells of good caramel, hops and spicy malt. Tastes sweet with a fair amount of bubbles. Fair

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (920) - - NOV 23, 2014
Draft. Pours a clear lightish brown. Aroma and taste are caramel and fruity with a bitter finish.


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