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Kelburn Red Smiddy

Brewed by Kelburn
Style: Bitter
Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Regular.
Named after a local blacksmiths, this beer is complex in character as is fitting for a championship winning ale. Red Smiddy is a smooth, dry ale with a unique spicy aroma and flavour. Its reddish hue, warm glow and tight head gives it a presence that makes it stand out against its competitors

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Quite a sharp tasting beer with a decent smooth head. Warm cooper appearance. Quite drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cunningham (7049) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
Deep copper color with a thin off white layer. Caramel malty,some nutty notes and mild fruity. Medium light body and an almost flat carbonation. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Oh no.
[Handpull at Sanderling - Glasgow Airport, Scotland]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuartyboy (1459) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2015
on cask at Wellington bar Ayr muddy brown beer sour fruit flavour some nutty notes but no redeeming features to this horrible beer not a pleasant drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Cask. Biscuit, toffee and some bitter citrus. A perfectly serviceable bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
Cask at Cafe royale. Pours clear copper, nose is floral, toffee, taste is sweet, toffee, crisp, dry, light fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9540) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aromas at malt, light citrus. Taste is caramel, more light citrus. Biscuit on the finish. Pretty standard stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2614) - CROATIA - NOV 5, 2014
Cask at the Blackfriars, Glasgow. Pours orange with white head. Grapefruit hoppy aroma. Carmel malty, fruity, pine hoppy. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Cask pint in Cafe Royal, Edinburgh on 25th Oct 2014. Ruby hue to the reddy/brown body, on top a full off-white blanket of bubbles. The nose had a semi-sweet fruitiness with a Rye like dryness in the taste. Add some mild spice and subtle nuttiness to the flavours and you are getting there in the taste. Ends with a very dry and bitter finish. A tidy and different brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
A kind of ’red bitter’ or ’Scottish red’ if you will, caramel malty beer with smoky and toasty flavours, honeyish, buttermilk (diacetyl) and long bitter finish with both hop bitterness and roasted bitterness. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfb (5565) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
(draught) pours a slightly hazy deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of dark fruit, kiwi and herbal hops, with a hint of banana, earth, yeast and butter. flavour is quite grainy, with more dark fruit, some yeast, cardboard and grass. light-bodied with soft carbonation.

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