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Brewed by Sulwath
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Castle Douglas, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an imperial pale ale which presents rounded flavours of hops and malt, with a delicate overlay of bitterness.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shoestring (261) - larkhall, - JAN 4, 2013
So wanted to like this one as I have caravan near brewery.but disapointed.......not TOO bad BUT VERY FORGETTABLE


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MalcolmTucker (713) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle. At first this seems like a fairly standard bitter but there is an unusual smoky element that is actually fairly pleseant.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
saintdino (1) - - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Bottled ale - just past its best before date, so may impact on quality. Amber coloured. Slightly bitter taste. Drinkable but not memorable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (728) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Pint. Pours slightly hazy amber. Very weak aroma of cereal and malts. Taste is a little too watery but it is nice. Hops, caramel and a bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1334) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 On cask at Sir John Maxwell, Glasgow - clear light gold body, firm white head. Nose sweet caramel and under ripe fruit. Taste is soft malt, with a creamy mouthfeel and slightly bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2038) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle from Aldi 020112
Amber, clear, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma - Soft sweet golden caramel malts, soft cereals
Taste - Soft caramel malts, hint of toasted malts, touch of unusual smokiness - bit farmyardy, vague hint of citrus, some bitter hop in background, odd flavour but it’s drinkable
Palate - soft carb, medium body, quite oily. Sweetish malts and light bitter hop palate. Finish - fairly dry. bitter lingering dryness, palate not that clean.
Overall - Very average beer, some unusual smokiness in the sweetish malts that makes it stand out a bit though, hop presence is just some soft bitterness. Reasonable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3171) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Cask @ The Counting House. Hazy amber brown colour, good head. Biscuit grain resin malt aroma. Sour fagash resin malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A very average bitter.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mr_h (2712) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2012
Cask by handpump at Waverley Bar, Dumfries - cloudy orange beer, thin bubbly off-white head, rotten fruit aroma, orange flavour, sour citrus aftertaste

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
greenmanalishi (462) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Pours a deep golden-amber. Toffee malts give way to a fruitiness and hoppy spritz.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
14th April 2009
Dark amber beer. Toffeish malt with a pleasant smoky note. A trace of port as well.


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