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Knops Musselburgh Broke

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


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5832) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Cask @ Cross Keys, Leeds. Clear brown with a small, slightly off-white creamy head. Bitter with an underlying graininess that gives it a good edge. Not too bitter at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2015
Cask at JDW Standing Order. Pours dark ruby. Nose is toasted malts, bread, toffee. Taste is malts, berries, light chocolate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
swampwater (53) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle from Beer 52.

Aroma: Slight malt aroma. That’s it.
Appearance: Almost identical to cola - dark, with a deep red hue. Light head.
Taste: Malts, coffee, and a slight tobacco aftertaste.
Palate: Slightly bitter throughout, with a very dry finish. Light body. Light carbonation.
Overall: A very refreshing bitter. That tobacco aftertaste was odd, but worked well with the other flavours. I’ll definitely come back to this in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1283) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle from Beer52. Deep red-brown with essentially no head. Light chocolate malt aroma. Light and malty, easy drinking. Fair and drinkable, but doesn’t stand out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 5/3/2015. Copper coloured, with a decent, off-white, head. A malty beer, with caramel sweetness, a touch of hedgerow fruit and gentle finish. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6489) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep copper, nose is malty toffee, berries, taste is similar, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrJamesMcEwan (147) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, brown, with a good slightly tanned frothy head that holds well. Full bodied, very high carbonation, fine bubbles, lacing. Aroma is woody, chocolate and earth. Taste is earthy but not many flavours. Palate is too high carbonation. Finish is poor, crisp. Not recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cokemonkey11 (181) - - SEP 1, 2014
Reasonable price, amazingly smooth palette, and an uncharacteristically rich malt flavor for a scottish beer. Worth a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (2120) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Cask at The Golf Tavern. Clear mahogany body with a thin off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma of toffee, earth and wood. Flavour of builder’s tea, toffee, sweet malt and treacle. Medium body with a flat, oily texture. Sweet and a little cloying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2703) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap at Guildford Arms. Mild nose of earth and bread. Tastes of pumpernickel, dried fruits, malt, earth, and brown paper lunch bag. All subdued with simple finish. Basic but fine

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