Maclachlan’s Best
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Brewed by Coors UK (MolsonCoors)
Style: Bitter
Burton-upon-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Keg, Regular;

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabuzzer (305) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Keg @ Butterfly and Pig. Fairly bland, reminded me of John Smiths. Old Engine Oil was in bottles. Switched to that

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrisv10 (12964) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Cask as "Maclachlan’s Scottish Ale", 3.8%. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and toasted. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, little thin, hop and a little bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
stravale (2517) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 23, 2013
Keg @ Bertie’s Bar, Inverness railway station [200513]
Typical nitro keg, amber, dense white head, looks like Belhaven Best
Aroma of vague sweet caramel malt
Taste of light honey malt, touch of caramel, almost no hops just some soft bitterness, little going on but no off notes
Palate - Soft carb, light body, bit oily, touch of honey sweetness, finish as main flavour.
Overall - Yeah it’s boring nitro keg Belhaven Best clone but it’s actually a bit better. It’s certainly drinkable but very ZZZzzzz

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheCametron (2116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2012
Cask at The View in Bathgate. An amber beer with a generous beige head. Bready malt flavour. Goes down smooth you guys. Basically the same as Belhaven Best. An attempt to poison the water supply by Coors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AshtonMcCobb (4069) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
On tap @ the Bayview Bistro in the Wigtown Hotel. Pours dark amber with a proportional head. The nose has toffee and dark malt. The taste has toffee and biscuits. The palate is medium bodied and there is a medium thick texture but not so refreshing on the end. Overall, this is another of the many generic keg ales found everywhere (even though this particular one is not found everywhere).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vector1 (2) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2011 does not count
Love it , only ever found it in one place. If still available please let me know

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (1390) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2011
På fat på Brazen Head i Glasgow. En ganska typisk öl för sin typ. Brödig, maltig i doften, en lätt humlebeska i smaken. Inget speciellt men en helt OK bruksöl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (5467) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2010
On tap at Lomond Tavern, Falkland, Scotland. Clear amber colour, creamy off white head. Aroma of light sweet malts, nuts and some caramel. Flavour is sweet, malty, nutty, caramel, light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Very easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2010
draft at the Morag hostel bar in St. Augustus - Had to google this one as to my surprise it’s not in the database yet. It’s a Coors product apparently intended to compete with John Smith’s and Belhaven Best in the Scottish market. Anyway, it has an amber pour and has a mild aroma of hops and bready malt. It tastes sweet and light with mild bitterness. This brew is unremarkable, just a typical quaff. Not bad.

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