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


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2315) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
zimbo (619) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
In the bottle this smells to me like freshly cleaned porcelain. Sickly sweet buttery nose .Medium brown . Sour. No carbonation. Flat as a pancake.I think this is off but what the hell, its gonna get some numbers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32988) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012
From cask at Blackfriars. Pours clear and golden deep amber to mahoghoni brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, light caramelish to light cinnamon spiced. Toasted malty, bitter, caramelish dry to breadish. Roasted malty lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MalcolmTucker (762) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2012
Cask. An unspectacular bitter that has very few distinguishing characteristics. A decent enough pint but I would’ve have had a second.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7510) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland. Dark coppary reddish colour with small greyish tan head. Sourness, tartness and sweetish malt in aroma. I don't think it's supposed to be like this but it's not necessarily bad. Flavour is mild hops and heavy grainy malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4877) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
(Cask at Gallows Bird, 20120908) The beer poured brown and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, molasses, sweetness, berries and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitterness. A nice mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
Sweet malt aroma with a touch of chocolate and a hint of spicy hops. Fairly pale for the style and a touch cloudy but has a good off white head. Flavour is still good but doesn’t quite live up to the aroma

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCametron (1901) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 27, 2012
Cask at the Malt And Hops. Dark amber with white head. Aroma is weak - mild citrus. Unpleasantly warmed ’left in a car’ strawberries. VERY thin. Thin malt, thin hops. Not unpleasant though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1414) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Sampled this ale in the Three Judges, Glasgow in October 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Orange amber in colour with a thin white head. Slight marmalade fruit in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and decent lacing. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit base with dry redcurrant and tart grapefruit flavours. Strong hop resin noted in the dry astringent aftertaste, surprising to find in a Scottish 80/ export. Finish is hoppy with tart citrus pith full in the palate. Reminded me of Shepherd Neame ales with the hop content. An ok session bitter but not to my taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (11437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle at DSG 2011. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, malt, caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, dry, caramel, fruit. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

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