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Traditional Scottish Ales City of Stirling 80/-

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Formerly brewed at Black Wolf
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Stirling, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
500ml bottles - pasteurised.
This full flavoured traditional Scottish classic ale has been brewed with only the finest local natural ingredients. A rich malty and rewarding 80/- ale with a refreshing hoppy aftertaste. Created to commemorate Stirling becoming the sixth city in Scotland in 2002.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2004
Draught at Weatherspoon’s Edward Wylie in Glasgow (beer fest guest). Sparse head. Dark brown in colour. Malt predominant in nose, caramel/toffee/licorice. Roasty, smoky finish. Good example of 80/- style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5614) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2004
Tesco Bottle Cracker malt and mild aromatic hop aroma. Orange brown, low creamy head. Quite fruity flavors (peach,apricot, apples), cracker malt and pine hops - quite nice. Slightly fizzly mouthfeel, fruity aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347)
- London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2004
I must say I was quite impressed with this, even though it is in a style, and a presentation (pasteurised bottle) that I don’t often enjoy. Deepish chestnut colour. Toffee and malt aroma. Fruit and more toffee in the flavour, but more hop and bitterness than is normal in a Scottish ale which, in my view, can only improve it. Finishes dry and clean. Nicely brewed and nicely balanced. I would like to try this on cask. A good effort from a new brewery (although it seems to have some connection with Bridge of Allan). 500 ml bottle from Tesco. BBE 20 July 2005.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3776)
- Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2004
Draught at the Anchor, Birmingham. Nice friendly beer, which I’m glad has already been added as I wasn’t sure what style it was! A dark black beer, but very light and fruity, lacking the expected roasted malt. Reminds me of Frys Chocolate Cream. Subtle, slightly talcy aroma. A splendid pint.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2004
Bottle, from Tesco. Bronze, shortlived off white head and aggressive condition. Muted toffee and caramel aromas with just a suggestion of peat smoke. Thin and fruity with hints of caramel and carbonation in the mouth and a developing sweet smokiness in the finish. Strange chilli heat sensation as you swallow.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4237) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2004
Dark ale with a frothy light head and hopped roasted aroma with a slight caramel flavour that has a dry hopped flavour. Overall a good Scottish ale.


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