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Tryst Drovers 80/- (aka Wheel Ale)

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Brewed by Tryst
Style: Bitter
Larbert, Central, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Status uncertain. Also bottle conditioned.
Based on a traditional Scottish 80/- recipe with extra additions of aroma hops towards the end of the boil to give a subtle taste of hops and spices.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (3072) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Nuts, fruits, bitterness and malts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Real Ale Warehouse. Pours clear copper brown, thick off-white head. Aromas of light toffee and herbs. Taste has more herbal bitterness, slight nutty quality. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Abrupt finish. Ok, if a bit thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (717) - SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from Aldi a muddy brown ale with sone carmel notes some fruity notes Light sweetness slightly soapy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (418) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle, as Drovers 80/-. A slightly opalescent dark ruddy ale with a slim white head. Aroma toffee spicy and hoppy. Taste was of malts, caramel and an intriguing soapy hint - I rather liked it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1568) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle from Aldi. Murky brown body with a thin off-white head. mild aroma of grass, earth and lightly roasted malt. Dull flavour of sweet malt and spicy hops. Thin body with a watery mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. A boring Bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
500ml bottle conditioned. Pours light brown with minimal off white head.Sweetish caramel and fruit aroma. Flavour is well balanced with noticeable wheat and medium bitterness and sweetness. A very nice 80/-.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Scotland: Thistly cross beer fest. Overly bitter for the style. Not really worht seeking out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
A present from the Falkirk Wheel: my bottle is the ’Wheel Ale’ version. 500ml bottle conditioned: BBD Sep 2013, poured slowly into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 25 July 2013. Lovely looking beer: deep ruby/brown with a huge lightly tanned head on top. Malty smell and taste: crisp and sharp also, this is a complex brew. Roasted malts leap out the glass into your nose, semi-sweet and almost chocolatey in nature. Yeast notes appear as the beer warms a little, adding complexity and interest to the aroma. The taste is a malt led with a blend of tangy hops below the surface giving a wonderful full feel, a yeasty taste also aids the overall flavourings to produce a truly pleasant dark beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4070) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
(cask) pours a clear amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of fresh wort, grass and milk chocolate, with a hint of roasted malt, toffee and raisins. flavour is light barnyard, caramel, milk chocolate and salted popcorn, with a light sweetness and slightly herbal-hoppy light roasted-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle from Tomlinsons, Inverness [120213]
Caramel brown, clear, frothy whote head, some lacing
Aroma of wet hay, light spicy hop
Taste of some hay, spicy bit earthy hops, hedgerow fruits, background of light brown caramel malts,
Palate soft to moderate carb with a thin body. Light mouthfeel. Finish - some bitter grain malts, hint of fruits with a dab of earthy roast and some more bitterness in the linger
Overall - Nowhere near as malty as I expected for an 80/-, fair amount of that wet hay and earthy spicy hop in there. It’s just OK.


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