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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an imperial pale ale which presents rounded flavours of hops and malt, with a delicate overlay of bitterness.


shoestring's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shoestring (308) - larkhall, - JAN 4, 2013
So wanted to like this one as I have caravan near brewery.but disapointed.......not TOO bad BUT VERY FORGETTABLE


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (744) - SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Pint at Counting House in Glasgow. Clear amber beer with a thin creamy head. Light hoppy smell. Flavour is light bitter hop with a lemony twist. Unremarkable but fine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1397) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Keg tap from the Brewery Tap, Castle Douglas. Light brown/amber with a tiny wisplet of white head. Light scent of malt, berries. Taste is standard but enjoyable: a simple bittersweet taste which leads to a surprisingly dry finish. Light body. Not the greatest of beers, but thus would be a welcome alternative to bland Scottish pub bitters.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thmsboyd (112) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle BBE: 14/6/15. Well-chilled. Crystal clear amber body with a quickly-diminishing, creamy white head. Low intensity aroma with some biscuity character and gentle, sprucey hop notes. Very light sweetness and a gentle bitterness - overall a well-balanced taste. Light body, thin texture, low-to-medium carbonation and a short, bitter finish. A pleasant enough, standard drinkable bitter. Rather bland and unexceptional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6489) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is malty, fruity, taste is similar, refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MalcolmTucker (844) - 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 (1324) - Dorking, 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 (1661) - 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 (2495) - 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.


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