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


on tap

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Cask; Regular.
Dark copper coloured, with pronounced tastes of malts and hops.

mr_h's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (3457) - Ayr, - FEB 6, 2013
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - hazy orange brown, creamy off-white head, no detectable aroma at serving temperature, toffee, caramel, yeasty, apply, sweet but unbalanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1253) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Bottle from the Sulwath Brewery Tap, Castle Douglas, consumed on site. Tawny brown, with a slight off-white head. Aroma of hazelnut, malt, caramel. Tiniest vegetal note. Sweet malty taste with herbal edges. The naked honesty of this brewery excites me: the beers are so simple, and they either work or donít. This one does.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thmsboyd (69) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle BBE: 6/6/15. Well-chilled. Clear, deep copper body with a minimal tan head. Strong, bready cereal notes. Toasty. Some dried fruit. Slightly resinous hop notes and a little cheese. Medium caramel sweetness, with only a light bitterness and no real perceptible sour notes. Light-bodied, particularly considering the weighty flavours. A thin, yet clouded texture. Low carbonation with a lingering smoked finish. Overall, a beer with some potential, although the body and mouth-feel donít match the anticipation of the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber red, nose is toffee, biscuit, taste is toffee, crisp, dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
allmyvinyl (5723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Cask at Cloisters. Pours clear dark brown, thin bubbly white head. Aromas are mostly vinegar at first, resolving to fruit cake (maybe sour fruit cake?). Taste is more of the same, sadly. Didnít finish this, which is rare for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3674) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from the Scottish Real Ale shop. Appearance - amber red with a nice head. Nose - subtle toffee and slightly elusive biscuits. Taste - much more pronounced toffee and biscuits Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - really enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MalcolmTucker (807) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
A dull as dishwater bitter. Itís drinkable but that is really they only thing I can think to say about it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (445) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Darkish amber ale with a creamy if slim off-white head. Aroma minimal taste mild malt gentle bitter pleasant enough, My own preference might have been for a bit more prominent flavours though pleasant enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3673) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Hazy orange brown colour, big foamy head. Sour caramel malt aroma. Sweet oaty malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Fairly typical Sulwath beer. They need to improve the quality of their beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4692) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
500ml bottle, just out of date when opened on 4th Aug 2012. Lovely dark amber body with a thin tan coloured head on top. The nose and taste combined nicely: malty and yet hoppy too, pine, nuts and caramel vied for prominence with yeast and a mini-hop bittereness also in the mix. Well balanced and easy to drink, the 5% ABV being nicely hidden. Soft and smooth feel to it.

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