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


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCametron (2332) - 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 (1579) - 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 (13969) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4640) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2012
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord (10 Jan 12) - very slightly hazy brown ale, hint of caramel, fairly smooth and easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Very hazy (almost muddy) amber, with no head. Malty, grainy with citric hops and a touch of yeast, a tad soapy and some spices in the background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (11951) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle from Deeside Drink Emporium, Banchory. It pours cloudy dark amber, with a thick white head. The nose is brown bread, toasted malt, plastic, tires and wood. The taste is caramel, sweet malt, toast, nut, powdery, plastic, burnt tire and some toffee, with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Ok, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

[ As my rating # 500 of beers from Scotland on ratebeer ]. Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, light malt extract. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, malty, caramel, licorice notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20110819]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12619) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit and bready malt. Dry fruity flavour with a bit of cardboard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 20, 2011
Botella. Unclear deep amber colour. Pleasnat fruity caramel toasty malty aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Fruity toasty malty flavour, some citrus too. Nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (16422) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle. A clear, dark amber body with a small, white head. Weak nose with some toasted malts and a fruity hint. Rather weak flavor too, roasted and toffee-ish, slighlty licorice like and bitter. Medium body. Short, roasted finish with some bitterness. A boring one, even for a British bitter. 110819

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