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


on tap


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.

Benjii's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (5511) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (482) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (345) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (2955) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (3854) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2415) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2010
Dark copper with a big off-white head. Fruity aroma with malt and caramel. Dry and malty flavour with fruity notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11779) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
Dark brown with a thick rocky head. Quite toasty aroma, light chocolate. Chocolate and slightly toasty palate, with some diacetyl accent, evidenced mainly in a slight slick note on the tongue.

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