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Speyside Randolph’s Leap Lager

Brewed by Speyside
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Forres, Scotland


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
This craft beer is named after an iconic gorge along the River Findhorn in the unspoilt Moray countryside of Scotland’s North East Coast. The gorge is deep and wide, and the river runs fast over the treacherous rocks below. Legend has it that Thomas Randolph, the new Earl of Moray, was endeavouring to catch a certain Alistair Cumming, head of a local clan who had attempted to raid Randolph’s castle at nearby Darnaway. In the resulting escape Cumming leapt across the gorge, ensuring his freedom from the pursuing Randolph’s men. There is no such leap of faith needed to enjoy this unique, golden ale. Made with the best of ingredients to a new recipe from the Speyside Craft Brewery, Randolph’s Leap has a subtle citrus flavour tempered by a wheaty, crisp finish that has the slightest hint of vanilla. Like its namesake beauty spot it will fill your senses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuartyboy (1435) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle at home from Dobbies Ayr clear golden grainy bready aroma flavour is grain fruity notes lager malts not greatest flavour

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pours honey coloured with nice fluffy head. Aroma is cooked corn -- maybe a bit too much -- along with a little ginger/noble hop zip and a definite bready sweetness. Sweeter, kind of buttery taste that lingers. Decent, restrained hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is fairly full. Carbonation high.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Keg at 6DN, Aberdeen, 20/06/14. Clear lightish golden with a moderately appointed white covering that retains. Nose is spice, light ginger, citric pangs, bread dough. Taste comprises lemon rind, citric notes, lime juice, straw, bready notes. Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, semi drying close. Lager like on keg dispense, citric infused, forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2014
500ml bottle from oddbins. Pours clear golden yellow, no head. Aromas of cereal and honey, very light citrus. Taste is more honey sweet, no real bitterness. Clean finish, if a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 Keg at Six D Abz. It pours clear golden amber with a small white head. The nose is grassy, dough, citrus peel, grain and toast. The taste is grassy, doughy, toast, light citrus, underlying sweetness and a touch of spice with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty drinkable stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4756) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - yellow with a slight haze, thin white head, resinous pale malty aroma, quite a few bubbles, bit of citrus, wheat, faint hint of vanilla, a bit bland

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4366) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2013
500ml bottle from Drinkmonger, Bruntsfield. Hazy golden yellow, reasonable head. Cereal grain malt aroma. Dry corn & lemon flavour, bitter aftertaste. Key rid between lager & golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
handpull, The Railway, Hinckley. Orange gold with a retreating white head. Good orange peel, tangerine pineapple jelly cubes and biscuit aroma. Ripe fruity pineapple jelly and wine gum notes for a lager with generous rich tea biscuit and cashew base. Late almond. Virtually flat condition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Pale gold with a light bubbly head. Aromas are grain and lemon with hints of spiced oranges. Clean wheat with some leafiness. Flavours are lemon with typical biscuit, low nutty lager malts. Spicy with base sugar. Dry and peppery on the finish. OK but woyld search for another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
On cask at Congress, Longton. Pours pale golden. A real ale take on lager, dry and pretty uninteresting. Probably just not to my taste.

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