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Natural Selection
Formerly brewed at Stewart (UK)

Style: Amber Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed with Maris Otter, Crystal and Cara Malts to create toffee and caramel flavours. Whole hopped with Chinook and Amarillo to complement the malt flavour with a mild bitterness of grapefruit and a spicy floral and citrus aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper, nose is zesty fruit, taste is juicy, dry, bitter, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (907) - SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2012
I’ve drunk about a dozen of these since release now all gone. Cloudy red brown with a wild quality. very morish with light but sharp but pleasant fizziness . Nice dry end. Rather Belgian in quality. Very interesting. .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium red amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hop hop bitter, dark citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120430]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnRMurdoch (4414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle from Mr_H. Dark cloudy brown colour, reasonable head. Soapy hoppy aroma & flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Brewed at Stewart Brewery by students on the brewing course at Herriot Watt University. This is a really good attempt at brewing an American style beer. Look forward to seeing what they come up with next. Really nice bottle too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (2138) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Cask. Pours dark red with a small head. Non existent aroma with only a hint of hops. Hides the alcohol though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2011
Bottle, courtesy of MrH. Brown colour, tan head. Nose is caramel malts, toffee, little toastiness, some citrus and grapefruits. Flavour is toffee, toasted malts, grapefruits. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (5076) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 30, 2011
Deep ruby brown with a complex toffe and citrus aroma. Gently carbonated with orange peel and a hint of raspberry with mandarin and sligght bitterness on the finish. Pithy dryness is lasting. Look forward to seeing what these guys go on to create!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (998) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle at Craig’s house. hay, amber, cloudy, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle at home. Dark, almost opaque reddish brown. Small head that fades to nothing. Coffee grounds, hint of treacle, some sort of earthy vegetable on the nose. Slightly sweet, more earth, some sort of burnt coffee palate. Slight aggressive fruitiness on an otherwise toasty, savoury finish. Bit of unnecessary booze. I wanted to love this but it’s really just a bit messy. Good effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigbeerfan (2) - SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2011 does not count
Have tried it on cask and bottle. Bottle, has good head retention and a clean, citrusy aroma. Cask head retention is good, alot maltier on cask than bottle but that’s no bad thing. They nailed the colour too, all in all a great first effort boys, Stewart’s would be wise to brew it again.

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