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Traditional Scottish Ales City of Stirling 80/-

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


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber to hazzlenut brown with a slowly collapsing off-white head. Dry malty to breadish aroma with a light spice note coming through. Caramel malty flavoured with a dry breadish note. Mild roasted base flavour. Shows a light acidic roasted note towards the finish alongside a mild bitterness. Nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30746) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 9, 2005
[Cask at GBBF, 2004] Iím not 100% sure Iím rating the right beer, since the info I can gather is a little contradictory. I had a beer that according to the programme is named City of Stirling with an ABV of 4.1% - which makes me believe, that it is a different beer than this, but at the same time the beer is an 80/- Scottish Ale - which makes me think, that this was the beer I had. I canít find any definate evidence for either case on the Internet A brown beer with a small brown head. The aroma is very light with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet, very malty and with notes of brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Chestnut brown, bordering black, with an underlying reddish glow. Creamy, off-white head. Lightly roasted malt aroma. Very soft mouthfeel with notes of roasted malt and lightly sweet caramel. 301005

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23823) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and fruits and spices. Flavour of malts, caramel and fruits with a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2007
Deep brown, roast malt nose, smooth chocolate malt, little sweet but with slightly sour edged little toffee in linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11476) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
Bottled, pasteurised. Brown amber with short head. Smooth malty beer with no obvoius faults, just a little boring really. Nothing outstanding, some toffee, some powdery caramel a lttle fruit but nothing to cling on to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9405) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2008
500ml bottle from a wine store. Vanilla coloured head, slowly diminishing over a golden brown body. Plain malty aroma. Gently warming profile of roasted malts with a few hoppy flashes to the ending. Soft in the mouth. Medium bodied [Edinburgh, 25.10.2008].

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Mill At The Pier, Wigan 05/03/2005 Mid to dark brown colour with some alcohol. Fruity slightly dry toffee malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8916) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2004
Amber with a small head. Aromas are sweet and malty with caramel and some metallic hops. Flavours are sweet and very malty. Its malty. Some maltiness on the finish. It really is malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - 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 donít 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.

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