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Traditional Scottish Ales Taking the Pith

 (RETIRED)
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27
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Formerly brewed at Black Wolf
Style: Fruit Beer
Stirling, Scotland
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This sensational new blonde beer is full of citrus character, from the initial aroma through to the clean, sharp and fresh flavour, enhanced with fresh lemon and lime pith. Its fruity palate leads to a satisfying aftertaste (First Gold, Hallertau)


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olsvammel (3033) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
On tap at Goat Major in Cardiff. It pored a clear golden liquid with a small white creamy head. Taste and smell of citrus, flowers and some honey. Quite sweet. Refreshing summer beer.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wimpyjoe (3777) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
Very weak body and character and only a slightest hint of lemon in the flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
5th October 2011
Crosse Keys Spoons. Very hazy gold beer, no head. Light semi dry palate. Completely bonkers beer, can’t help but like this! Take a packet of refresher sherbet fruit sweet candy and dissolve in Lucozade. A little cough medicine and add perfume! There is some grapefruit and pine hops under all this sugary madness. Dry finish. This beer is going to piss off a lot of people which makes me like it even more!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1354) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2011
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in October 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Lemon Jif in the aroma which fades rapidly away. Thin soapy mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt gives a fruity acidic notes of lime zest and gooseberry. Little malt in the weak watery body. Zesty aftertaste with lemon sherbert and dusty citric hops combine to give a robust bitter hoppiness which is rather restrained. Finish is citric, with lemon and lime zest attempting a little alcoholic warmth, but overall still too weak to justify the 5%. Better blonde beers out there with Kelburn Cart Blanche a classic example of how it should be done.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ The Bankers Draft, 1-3 Market Place, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S1 2GH.

Clear light to medium yellow colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, lemon, lime, artificial. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long to average duration, artificial lime - lemon, lime - lemon close to cleaning agent, malt, one way fresh in a other way very bad and artificial. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111020]

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
[Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Gold, no head. Yes, it’s definitely got lemon and lime in it. But the underlying beer is a rather soapy and sticky affair, meaning that the end product is horribly reminiscent of lemon and lime washing up liquid. Nasty.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Hand pulled cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW). Clear straw yellow with no head. I really do think that they are ’taking the pith’ out of us here as this liquid probably doesn’t technically count as a beer under site rules. It reminds me of my childhood days of lager and lime, but with the proportions switched so there’s virtually all lime and a dash of beer. I really couldn’t find anything remotely beery about this drink.! A real stinker!

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
downender (6245) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Knights Templar (JDW), Bristol 22/10/2011. Pale gold in colour with a greenish tinge. Aroma of cheap lime cordial, lemon and tied hops. Flavour was a sweet, sickly mess of lemon and lime with something vaguely lagery in the background. Truly awful.

0.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
PaulW (98) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2011 Flat. Light of hue. Tasted of washing up liquid. Grotesque beer. Never try again. Not much to merit further comment

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
geeejayell (26) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
Truly dreadful. Possibly the worst beer I have had. Lemon and lime yes, beer no - could make you pine for Ansells


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