Brewed by Strathaven
Style: Bitter
Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Our amber ale is traditionally hand brewed with a blend of lager and Maris Otter malts hopped with both UK and American varieties to give a refreshing citrus taste.

ianwelby's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (338) - - AUG 10, 2013
Cloudy amber beer with a light citrus aroma. Taste is similar. Lightly hopped and an almost smoky edge to it. Nothing special but drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabuzzer (8) - - AUG 10, 2013 does not count
Cask in Hudson’s, East Kilbride. Amber colour with decent head. Slight citrus notes, but otherwise fairly unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draught. This is a nice easy drinking bitter that has some good hopping.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (788) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
On cask at Castlecary House Hotel, Castlecary. Pours light amber with froth head. Quite a smoky start with fruits finish. Quite a pleasant smoky session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jd543 (363) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Bit light in colour given the name. Creamy with citrus/ginger on the tongue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Malt Shovel Northampton 11/03/13. An oranegy gold coloured beer with a whitish head. A bog standard bittersweet beer. A bit creamy in places. Ordinary and safe. Not a distraction.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stravale (1900) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 11, 2012
Cask @ JDW Muckle Cross, Elgin
Golden amber, clear, quite dense white head with some lacing
Aroma - pale malts, touch of hay, pale fruits, bit musty
Taste - pale malts, touch of honey, hint of rubber, soft old pale fruits, not a great flavour
Palate - soft carb, quite oily. Finish - some bitterness, bit metallic, odd plastic note
Overall - Well this wasn’t good...it isn’t an amber ale...is a golden ale/bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2132) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2012
50cl bottle. Pours amber to copper with steady bubbles and a nicely proportioned head. The nose has toffee, biscuits and a grassy/herby note. The taste has ginger biscuits and toffee. The palate is medium in structure and texture with a tangy and fairly refreshing finish. Overall, a decemt ale which I would describe as a bitter rather than an amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCametron (1592) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2012
Cask at Cloisters. Golden Amber with a white head. Notes of fresh green apple and a little floral hops. Thin on the palate. Not enough going on. Not a bitter either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in August 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale amber in colour with a thick creamy white head which disappeared to a thin loose head in minutes. Strong fruity aroma with honeydew melon and fresh mown grass, long in intensity. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a fruity note of kiwi, lychees and tart gooseberry. Thin hop resins give a dusty bitter lemony aftertaste. Finish is citrusy with grapefruit pith present in the palate. A refreshing summer session Amber ale and well recommended.

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