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Islay Nerabus Ale

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

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
Nerabus Ale is our winter warmer; a deep ruby colour brewed with pale, caramalt, dark crystal, chocolate and wheat malt. The hops used are Amarillo from America and Bramling Cross from England. It has a black treacle, spicy flavour balanced by the use of spicy and citrusy hops.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (2356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from the Scottish Real Ale shop. Appearance - dark autumnal red with a fawn head. Nose - biscuits with honey and a citrus and herb note. Taste - tart red fruit and astringent malt. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry but slightly astringent finish. Overall - Appearance and Nose great but then if dropped away.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Clear nut-brown body. Shiny mid-sized tan head. MIld roasty malt nose. Herbal and orangey hop nose. Good body for a 4.8%. Slick texture. Soft, light sweet roasted caramelly malt base. Just enough bitterness to back it up. Tart fruitiness underneath. Dries up towards a short malty finish. Drinks good. [Bottle at Lochside Hotel, Islay, Scotland, 01.09.13]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6242) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
From bottle at Craft Beer Rising 2014. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is wood, caramel, berry, toast and dark fruit. The taste is bitter-sweet, caramel, dark fruit, vinous quality, toast and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not a whole lot to it... OK.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (526) - SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2013
Deep oaky brown with a retaining magnolia head throughout. Some fruit in the nose and a prickly fruity palate leading to some dark chocolate at the end. Vinous. Almost between a cask ale and a lambic. Potential here.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alkoholocaust (37) - HELSINKI, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
500ml bottle, on Islay May 2012. Dark brown with, large white head. Aroma was sweet with fruits and caramel. Taste: spicy and woody hops. Bit flat body and low carb.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (370) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2012
500ml Bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby coloured beer with little head & no lacing. Aroma of orange or tangerine with clove and other spice aromas. The flavour is initially sweet with fruit flavours and a yeast dry bitterness at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle from Spar. Pours a dark amber brown colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, bubblegum, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with yeast also. Mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Mildly bitter and a little dry with lingering bubblegum, caramel and yeast again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3198) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
Bottle from The Scottish Real Ale Shop. Mild spicy malty aroma. Dark brown colour, not much head. Slightly sour rancid straw flavour. Toasty aftertaste. Not great. Somewhere between a bitter & an old ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (3970) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle from Scottish Real Ale shop. Dark brown colour, large foamy head. Nose is yeasty, caramel, fruits. Flavour is soft malty, fruity, caramel and a bit yeasty. Soft finish. Pretty ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2561) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 tan/brown and dark enough you can barely see through it thick foamy head and lots of bubbles yeasty burnt malt smell not as fizzy in my mouth as i anticipated based on bubbles med/ful body and a little tart/acidic i’d like this more if it wasn’t bottle conditioned. good body but yeast get in the way of complexity


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