Brewed by Scottish Borders
Style: Bitter
Borders - Jedburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular.
A light amber ale brewed with Styrian Goldings for an easy-drinking style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2012
50cl bottle thanks to the brewery. Pours a honey colour with a thin layer of lace. The nose has grassy and grainy notes with just a hit of citrus zest. The taste has lemon zest again with a nice grain background. The palate is light to medium bodied with a nice tangy texture and a clean refreshing finish. Overall, this is in between a pale ale and a bitter and is a good session pint - the sort that people in the local area should lap up but it’s not world beating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1643) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Cask conditioned at the Olde White Swan, York. Thin white head. Hazy amber body. Hoppy, citrus, spicy, fruity, Bitter. Dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 14, 2012
Cask @ Diggers, Edinburgh
Golden amber, clear, tight white head, good lacing
Aroma - cereals, bit metallic. hay, rather rough
Taste - cereal malts, pale caramel, quite a lot of pale weetabix malts, spicy hops, cracker biscuits, bit unusual but quite a lot of flavour in there for 4%
Palate - soft carb. medium body, smooth, light bitter cereal palate. Finish - slightly harsh cereal pale malts - hint of metal on the tail
Overall - Not a bad bitter, bit unusual and rough round the edges

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1073) - SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2012
Cask at the Fox and Hounds, Denholm, just along the road from the brewery. Burnt gold in colour, with a finger thick white head, lasts well, leaving an attractive lace. Well balnced brew with good malt presence and a big citrus hoppy bite, crackin’ stuff! We walked 5 miles from Hawick to try this, well worth the trek!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6080) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
ambrata poca schiuma non molto persistente inizio luppolato con note citriche erbacee lieve malto un tocco di cereale amaro medio lieve terroso un leggero fruttato mela

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 2012, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, light caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120118]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8089) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
Cask at Carpenter’s Arms, Windsor. It pours clear amber, with a medium white head. The nose is biscuit, orange, apricot, lemony soap, hay and a touch of manure. The taste is grass, biscuit, juicy tropical fruit (mango, orange and apricot), dough and hay, with a bitter, slightly citric finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Above average bitter with some nice tropical fruit notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2936) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3 July 2012, tap. Light copper, clear, no bubbles. Nose is typical British session ale with faint tropical notes. Some grassy hop bitterness. Med body and faintly fizzy. Typical British session ale. Lemony hops with lots of mild malt. Okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2012
(cask in London) medium gold with white head. Aroma of caramel malt. Flavor was surprisingly fruity (passion fruit, some orange) from the hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (8832) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 22, 2012
Cask ale at Guildford Arms, half pint. Crystal clear, copper coloured body. Tiny, steady white head. Spotty lace. Mild, malt-fruity nose. Moderate taste profile of juicy malts.. Distant bitter ending. Ok, rather anonymous, though (Edinburgh, 09.04.2012).

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