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Islay Angus Og Ale

Brewed by Islay
Style: Bitter
Bridgend, Isle of Islay, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Angus Og was originally brewed for the 2004 Islay Festival of Music and Malt. Angus Og is brewed using pale and crystal malts, water and yeaast. The hops used are goldings, Mount Hood ad Styrian Golding. It is named after Angus Og, a Lord of the Isles, whose residence was on the Isle of Islay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
lusikka (6354) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper colour with a white thick head. Aroma of sour berries, honey, grass and some biscuit. Flavour is something completely different; vegetables, massive sourness, wort, straw and plastic. Light bodied, high carbonation and a repulsive stingy sour finish. Completely ruined and undrinkable. Aroma was not that bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1813) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle from Islay Ales brewery. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, caramel, hops, malts and bread. Bitter taste with grapefruit and malts. Very nice ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (7096) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
Bottle at the brewery. It pours clear amber with a thick white head. The nose is wood, leather, grain and light spice. The taste is wood, leather, earth, light bitterness and spice with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A pretty reasonable and drinkable bitter by all accounts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mighty_meadow (214) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2013
500ml bottle brought back from Islay by a friend. Pours dark orange with decent white head. Distant aroma of spicy orange. Taste is also a bitter orange with unsweetened biscuit. Also a slight taste of leather or rubber but not in a bad way. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3043) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel with light bread and light barnyard, light hoppyness. Body is medium, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel with light roasted malt, light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty - grainy and dryish, some roasted malt - light burnt malt, some grassy hoppyness. Dryish bitter with OK hoppyness - notes of barnyard in the aroma.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (19695) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2013
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Cloudy orange. fruity nose with peach, plastic and chalk. Sweetish with light body. Like most Islay ales it is predominantly chalky - here with an addition of plastic and rubber. Peachy hops before a finish with some chemical bitterness. Quite unpleasant.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Ernest (6270) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), trace hops (apricot), with strong notes of burnt plastic/vinyl/linoleum and electrical fire, light note of vegetables/DMS. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, very unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Absolutely horrific...the aroma is almost nothing but burnt plastic, like a vinyl couch set on fire, along with fried wiring. Extraordinarily unpleasant, and the aftertaste is so abhorrent that it’s literally gag-inducing. Truly shocking. Probably the worst beer I’ve had in five years or more. What the hell happened?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2012
In bottle at the Islay hotel. Pours a dark amber colour with a fair yellowish beige head. Aroma of grassy hops, Weetabix, musty yeast and treacle. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3325) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle from The Scottish Real Ale Shop. Hazy orange amber colour, reasonable head. Resin malt & tropical fruit aroma. Peaty caramel malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Very average Scottish bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5024) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Bottle at Nessie’s. Fruity, lightly herbal and minerally, sweet nose with a huge yeast component, head is impressively large and beyond Belgian standards. Amber body and that huge rocky beige head to play with. In the mouth, bitter and dry with some lightly-puckering malic acid. Clean medium-full body still manages to coat somewhat. Really strong mineral character from the yeast, though I’ve been careful with the bottle.

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