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


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle from the Brewery. Aroma: bread, roasty, nuts citrus, leaves. Appearance: Given time to settle after pouring produces a nice head. Deep amber red colour. Taste: medium bitterness, some coffee, hint of chocolate, Plenty of maltyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34023) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Bottled. A hazy red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, bread, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and bread, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Cloudy brown - offwhite head. Berries, chocolate, fruity notes, medium malty, light roasted, herbal, spicy, caramel, dryness, nutty, ligh bitter, light ash/smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (11321) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of caramel, sweetness, light fruits, vague spice. Flavour of caramel, vague roast, fruits, spice, medium bodied. Dry herbal bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11897) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39991) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (10928) - 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).

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - 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]

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