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

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Regular. Has been seen occasionally in cask.
Brewed with the intention of adding a slight twist to the Scotch Ale style and named after one of Edinburgh most famous landmarks, St.Giles Cathedral, St. Giles is a combination of traditional Scottish brewing and American Cascade hops.
Dark, rich and smooth with roast chocolate aroma it has a full and robust body.
Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat
Other: Oats


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25084) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a dark amber with a slight haze and a huge and frothy off-white head. Lovely nutty nose with some burned caramel. Medium body, sweet roast and again burned caramel and nuts. Ends dry but not really that bitter - a vague ashy whiff. Very pleasant and balanced. 050111

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10903) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
clear brown , smooth offwhite head. fresh dry blue berryish bitter sort of aroma. flavor is sweet malty, faint flowery and fruity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31592) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty, toasted to smoked, caramel and bread. Mild fruity, caramelish sweet and roasted. Lingering caramel malt finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2010
330ml bottle bought at Vino Wines on the Southside, Edinburgh. Ruby-brown body with a faint layer on the surface. Slightly roasted, dark chocolate malts to the nose along with a spicy touch. Spiced, grainy malts to the taste buds. Rather short bittersweet end (hotel room, 28.11.2010).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Bottle purchased at a little convenience store in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 06.23.10. Pours hazy ruby brown, white head. Aroma is malt, smoke, molasses, pineapple. Flavor is caramel, vanilla, malt, slight sour honey dough. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2010
[330ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Named after the historic Kirk on the Royal Mile, St Giles gives off some dark, roasty malt aromas with a slight smokiness that comes through like a porter. Highly carbonated, it fizzes away furiously as the head vanishes. Great strength of flavour – like the newer Doppelbock when drunk straight from the fridge none of these come out. When it warms the chocolate malt flavours become more apparent, and some of the Cascade hops come out to complement them. Probably the pick of their bottled ale range [08122009]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWS9 (498) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle. Dark almond colour, with slight tan head. Toasty caramel and malt aroma. Mild chocolate, caramel malts, light hop hints. Somewhat bitter finish, largely smooth. A nice dark bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3353) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Bottle from The Stockbridge Tap - Prize from the raffle at Stewart Battle of the Brewers 3. Toffee, apple & malt aroma. Dark reddish chestnut brown colour, not much head. Flavor of toasted toffee & malt. Bitter aftertaste. Not bad for a brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35635) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 20, 2010
Bottle 330ml.
Clear medium to dark orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grass, citrus - orange, licorice notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100417]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14084) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2010
Bottle @ Brugmansia/Fonefan Tasting, April 2010. Pours dark amber/copper with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is "orangey" bitter hops. Yeast, bread and caramel. Medium bodied. It has a dusty homebrew like feel to it!


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