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Knops Musselburgh Broke

Brewed by Knops
Style: Bitter
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A delightful Scottish beer inspired by a brewing book from 1847 where there is a story about a beer that is clear and very brisk, and, consequently, very agreeable to the palate. Our modern interpretation of this beer uses four different malts (Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate and Roast Barley). Hops are added in small quantities in two stages to ensure that the malt character typical of Scottish ales is not overwhelmed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
10th July 2014
Clear deep amber beer, residual pale tan head. Palate is light and a little crispy. Light dry malts, whisper of toffee, touches of cream and paper. Whisper of dried fruits. Light dry finish. Pretty dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2895) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2014
330ml bottle Appellation Wines. Pours clear chestnut brown, no head. Aromas are dark sugar, roasted nuts, light smoke. Taste has a dark chocolate sweetness, more sugar, and light herbal bitterness. would like to try on cask, but a bit disappointing bottled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pricey290483 (200) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
wasn’t expecting much from this bottle from my beer 52 box really malty with a hint of chocolate wouldn’t mind getting another bottle if i came across it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (224) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Appearance- clear, dark brown, not much head at all- just some slightly off-white bubbles. Aroma- lots of toffee going on, bit of malt, hint of chocolate, bit of fruit cake. Nice smelling. Taste- quite full and deep, rich flavours, caramel and toffee, hint of treacle, brown bread, definitely some yeastiness there. Medium to full bodied, not too much bitterness, finish lasts for a bit. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (370) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2014
500ml Bottle Pour a dark ruddy ale with a slim head which dissipated. Aroma - malty, dried fruit notes, dark chocolate. Taste - malts, some caramel. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1345) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
On cask at Three Judges, Glasgow - Chestnut brown body with a lacing white head. The nose is a malty treacle, coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium bodied with a malty chocolate style taste, one for a session I’d say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Tasted this in the Bon Accord, Glasgow on 31st January 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear mahogany in colour with a thin white head. Strong notes of roast malt evident in the long nose. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Mixed malts give a decent maltloaf base with notes of smoke roast malt, raisin fruit and orange peel. Earthy hop resins impart a light bitterness to the aftertaste which is very short lived. Malt dominant in the finish with hints of tobacco, drinking chocolate powder and orange peel. This is a traditional Scottish 80/ in style and it had hints of Traquair Bear Ale lurking in there!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (526) - SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Looks good out of the bottle showing a rich luscious reddy brown. Very few signs of head anywhere. Tastes of slightly dilute toffee with dark & dry malt dominating leading role a sharp short end. A bit Spritzy for my liking but there is also some smoothness there which supports a beer of modest body. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle on the train from Inverness to Plockton, from Tomlinsons of the Ness 19/10/13. Clear chestnut brown with a moderate light tan covering. Nose is malt forward, fruit tang, mildew, apple akin. Taste is musty, rotten apple notes, bready malt, sprucey, herbal tang. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry climax with bitter herbal notes. Bit of a mess!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle, pours a red/brown colour, nutty and caramel on the nose. A salt caramel macaroon taste to it, it also tastes clean, good but not great.

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