Brewed by Oban Bay (Argyll Breweries)
Style: Bitter
Oban, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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You may want to call this our 80 Shilling but with a bit more hops. A reddish brown tone with a complex malty taste, coming from the blending of both colored malts and wheat malt, resulting in a refreshing, grassy and fruity ale with a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3624) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2014
500ml bottle from the Scottish Real Ale Shop. Pours clear amber, no real head. Aromas are malty toffee, light herbs. Taste brings a nuttiness, more toffee sweet. Thin body and a watery finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (7058) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from Inverness Airport. It pours clear copper with a small white head. The nose is toasty, brown sugar, golden syrup and brown bread. The taste is toasty, decent bitterness, leather, wood, digestive biscuits, touch watery, light metallic and peppery notes with a dry finish. Lightish body and high, prickly carbonation. Carbonation is a bit too much of a dominating component of this beer. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrJamesMcEwan (48) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a medium sized white head that disappates. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Aroma is a rich malt, of soda bread and fruitcake. Taste is very malty, sweet brown sugar & fruity finish. Good mouthfeel, though high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Weefannybaws (96) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2013
500ml bottle from Aldi. Dark amber ale with malty taste. Sweet toffee aftertaste. Quite nice. Would go well with crisps or nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gowdy (734) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Taste at the Paisley Beer Festival. Dark brown colour. A touch hazy. Not brilliant. Okay I suppose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2930) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Cask by gravity at Paisley Beer Festival - hazy brown, non-existent head, toasted bread aroma, very faint malty, minimal hop, bit thin, inoffensive, drinkable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (5461) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle.Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of boiled vegetables. Taste is along the same lines, with a watery palate, shy hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2013
Tap@Brewpub. This was so unbalanced. Sweet, butter, watery. Quite difficult to finish half a pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2013
Tasted this in Cuan Mor, Oban in June 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque pale copper in colour (a dark ale!) with a thin white head. Soft brown sugar notes present in the sweet malty aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts give a strong maltloaf base with toffee notes and syrupy raisins just about holding on. Slight earthy hop prickle present in the aftertaste and combines really well with the malt but does fade away rather fast. Finish is sweet and malty with syrupy dates present in the mouth. This is a traditional 80/ in style and the best ale in my opinion from the short portfolio. Recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. Bronze although it claims to be a dark ale.Slightly malty with some acidity. Not a lot of flavour and pretty bland. Disappointing.

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