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

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. And bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal malts; Goldings, Mount Hood, Styrian Goldings; Water; Yeast.
The beer is named after Loch Finiggan, at the northern end of the Isle of Islay, from where the Lords of the Isles once ruled.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3633) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, small to average and and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and light roasted malt - faint bread, light barnyard and light grassy hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel with light roasted malt, light fruitiness with light grassy hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, light roasted malt, light grassy - herbal hoppyness. Dryish bitter with some notes of barnyard.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
500ml bottle @ Scotland trip. Amber coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small white head. Hoppy light fruity hinted aroma. Medium palate. FInish is bitter hoppy with a longer bitter noted ending. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4413) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2012
50cl bottle from Gordon and MacPhail. Pours a honey colour with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has honey and medicinal herbs. The taste has more honey, a grassy, almost metallic dryness follows or dare I say it, seaweed. The palate has a medium body with a tangy middle and although there is good bitterness, the metallic thing is a little too much for me. Overall, I’ve had worse, but won’t be having another.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle on the ferry to Islay. Pours a dark golden amber colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of musty yeast, peat, Weetabix and black pepper. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Fairly bitter with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4046) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2012
Bottle from The Scottish Real Ale Shop. Hazy amber brown colour, not much head. Peaty caramel aroma. Flowery metallic peaty flavour. Quite light and refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (4660) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 18, 2012
Had on cask @Lochside in Bowmore, Islay Unusual aroma of mace and white pepper off of this one. Pale brown with good head formation. A strange floral spice in the flavour, I’m not sure this is how it was supposed to taste. In good condition though.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4307) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2011
Clear golden colour, off-white head. Nose is citric, bit malty. Flavour is well malted, fairly bitter, citrus. A bit harsh. Fruity and dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (3722) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 smells really nice. good balance b/w hops and malt hops are a little stronger w/ pine notes orange/brown and slightly hazy only slightly fizzy, dry and medium body bottle conditioned and i forgot and poured sediment in the glass

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
liinis (1758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2011 This one of the Islay ales let me a bit down. amber hazy, white foamy head. lots of fresh tasty hops. Crispy tasty and full flavoured. a wee bit watery and thin. a bit weird. taste softens as well as my stomach when the yeast is poured in the glass

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
Cask, Radical Road, Edinburgh. Amber and hazy. Loose head. Toasty, lightly fruity, complex aroma. Actually a bit strange - some toasty notes but also thin and grainy. Not terribly interesting. Fresh samples on Islay didn’t knock me out either.


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