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Brewed by Speyside
Style: Bitter
Forres, Scotland
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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cask and bottle, regular
Bottlenose Bitter is so called because of the Moray Brewery’s close proximity to Scotland’s only resident colony of dolphins just a mile away from the brewery in the pristine waters of the Moray Firth.
There was once a time when it was difficult to find a craft-brewed beer in the Highlands. Like the dolphins of the Moray Firth it was a question of being in the right place at the right time before you could catch sight of one. Happily this has changed with Moray’s burgeoning reputation as the food and drink capital of Scotland. Similarly, the Bottlenose dolphin colony has grown in this protected Highland environment to more than 190 at the last count. Bottlenose bitter is a classic Scottish bitter beer, slightly dark with a hint of malt and good hop balance. Like the dolphins in the Moray Firth it is a pleasure to behold, and once experienced rarely forgotten.


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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, - FEB 13, 2013
Cask @ Bandstand Bar, Nairn [130213]
Amber brown, clear, thick dense creamy white head with good lacing
Aroma of soft cereal malts, hint of soft roast, light aroma. Taste of very light soft caramel malts, bit of toffee, light roast grains - I couldn’t get much else out, came across as considerably weak in flavour for the abv. Palate - light body, texture had some creaminess though.
Overall - Just came across as very bland and dull - to be honest I’ve had beers around the 2.8% - 3% range that have had much more flavour. More taste and it had the potential to be good because there’s no brewing defects in there at all...Ramp up the flavour!!!!!


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Cask at the Bon Accord in Glasgow. Malty with hints of earthy hop and hay, but slightly vegetal and a bit of a watery palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wvhoran (372) - Tasmania, - OCT 21, 2014
Cask at Castle Tavern, Inverness. Hazy light caramel colour. Smooth malt bready caramel flavour, easy bitterness. Brief finish. Slightly watery palate. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (3264) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at home from alesela
bbe June 2014
clear copper brown with fluffy beige head collapsing to lacing. Fruity cocoa and caramel on nose. Medium bodied, low carbonation, toffee malt, touch of grapefruit, fruity malt. Dry brief bready finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cthomas2390 (224) - Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Honey gold pour with good head. Bit of toffee along with restrained earthy/herbal hops. Taste is nicely balanced with a touch of butteriness and a definite brown bread edge. Finish is light and bitterness not overwhelming. Medium mouthfeel and carb.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (730) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
On caskat Lock 25 Edinburgh a clear golden ale light smooth drinking some mild sour fruit gooseberry floral notes nice solid bitter

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2014
500ml bottle from Oddbins. Pours clear copper brown, thin short-lived white head. Aromas of biscuit, light fruit and herbs. Taste is light sweet, light bitter. Light body, thin texture. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
Bottled. Almost clear dark amber. Aroma of gooseberry and hay. Mid dry with light body and crisp mouthfeel. Mid bitter finish, Nicely drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2939) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2013
50cl bottle thanks to unstablefable. Pours a light honey colour with a nicely proportioned head. The nose is slightly honeyed with a hint of apple and a touch of biscuits. The taste has toffee and some malty freshness. The palate is light to medium bodied with a lovely crunchy texture and a fresh finish. Overall, good bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (2562) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a dark amber beer with a malty flavour, nutty notes, a thin body with a creamy mouthfeel and a woody finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
50 cl bottle thanks to Reza! (Not on ratebeer)
BB 28 JAN 2014, sampled on May 14, 2013.
Clear copper color, small white head. Malty, sweet, somewhat fruity scent, some tobacco as well. Malty, minerals, a bit fruity taste, dry aftertaste. Bitter finish. Medium though to the spritzy side mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Nice and balanced, very drinkable, doesn’t stand out at all, but indeed well made.


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