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Stewart Hollyrood

Brewed by Stewart (UK)
Style: American Pale Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottled; Regular. Occasionally available in cask.
Based on our IPA malt grist but bolstered by the wonderful American Amarillo Hop our Hollyrood is a world class pale ale.
Pale in colour with a full fresh citrus aroma, Hollyrood has a light body, moderate bitterness and tangy grapefruit flavours. It goes well with light flavoured foods such as tiger prawns in garlic butter, char-grilled chicken, pan fried sea bass, or burger & chips.
Hops: Magnum and Amarillo Malt: Maris Otter and Wheat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Cloudy amber pour with a white head. Lots of sweet citrus in the aroma. Nicely balanced sweet fruit flavours. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
digitalviking (93) - - MAY 25, 2016
At first seems like a bit of an average APA but didn’t like the soapy/skunky astringency in the taste. Also the hops remind me of Sierra Nevada Pale, which isn’t my favorite style of APA. Upon comparing the hops they use, looks like they both use magnum, so maybe I just don’t like that hop variety?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
themightyjag (430) - - MAY 18, 2016
330ml bottle from Craigie’s farm shop. Small white head, nice lacing. Hazy amber body. Gentle hoppy nose, straw and light citrus. Flavour is grass, grapefruit, biscuit malt, a little caramel. Nice lingering bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation, sharp on the tongue. Easy drinking, refreshing, good pale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ianwelby (1091) - SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Lively golden beer with a slight haze to it and a white frothy head. Dry, grapefruity aroma. Flavour is nicely balanced. Dry citrus hop but with a touch of lemony sweetness as well. Feels quite rich in the mouth. It’s not spectacular but it is very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (1473) - Hannover, GERMANY - APR 15, 2016
Aroma: herbs and flowers, some pine and citrus notes. Appearance: hazy straw color and white head. Taste: medium herbal bitterness, weak citrus notes, flowers, quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, herbal finish. Overall: Decent PA, herbal and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (7297) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
Small white head. Hazy yellow body with light carbonation. Fruity resiny aroma with grape notes. Dryish strawy fruity taste with mealy resiny notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry fruity resiny aftertaste with mealy notes. A generic pale ale, rather slack. (0.5l bottle, from Sainsbury’s, Edinburgh.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerNinjaUK (243) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, Edinburgh. Pours mid amber with creamy white head. Aroma pineapple and resin, with a slight bacony smokiness. Dry with pine edge and fruity mango and grapefruit. Bitterness is spot on, with a slight and welcome sweetness. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8351) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from Sainsburys, Edinburgh - golden pour with white head. Aroma and taste is holds some subtle citrus and tropical fruit, some satsuma, lemon, some light peachy hits, clean pale malty, light caramel sweetness, some nice grassy and floral hoppy notes, nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nilz (503) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Fill from Grunting Growler’s, it’s twilight spell at Peckham’s in Glasgow pours a clear gold with a white foamy head. Aroma, roasted malty nose with a hint of molasses. Modest sweetness, nice balance, some hay, bit of caramel, citrus and orange. Rather nice quaffable session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (570) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear, golden with a white head. Grapefruit aroma, taste is citrus, spicy with a very dry finish

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