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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2011
Cask at The Malt and Hops. Pours a nice red - brown colour with a tight white head. Nice malt aroma with caramel and coffee notes. Flavours of caramel, malt and coffee. A little CO2 prickle and a long biscuit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011
Cask at Bishops Stortford Beer Festival 2010. A hazy black beer with a brown shine under a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, grass, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, grassy hops, and spices, leading to a dry bitter finish. The body is light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10974) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
Cask conditioned, gravity dispensed at Harbury Beer Fest ’10. Brown with cream head. Sweetish malt with a slightly smokey note, a touch peaty perhaps then developing a malty dryness. Lively and in great nick, there is a hint of spicy hops late on. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21545) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2010
Cask@Bishops Stortford Beer Festival 2010 (as Tryst Drovers 80/-). Runyish brown colour with small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, wood, some grains, but overall quite sweet. Flavour is grains, plum, some slight sherry as well as mild spicyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6635) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
Bottled as Drovers 80/-. Deep copper with a decent, off-white head. Fruity malt aroma, with raisins, caramel and a touch of earthiness. Flavour was sweet to begin with, some roastiness, more fruit, leafy hops and a decent, bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3551) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle from The Scottish Real Ale Shop. Sold as Drovers 80/-. Floral tropical fruit aroma, medium brown colour. Roasted malt flavour, thin texture, a bit harsh on palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4029) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle from The Cave, as Drovers 80/-. Hazy dark copper colour, no head. Very nice aroma of caramel, hint of spices, sour, a bit hoppy. Flavour is toasted malts, caramel. Very flat, no carbonation at all. I wonder if thats intentionally or if something’s wrong with the bottle. Otherwise good drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4901) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2009
50cl bottle bought at the Falkirk Wheel - labelled at Wheel Ale. Dark copper with a thin white head; clean citrus hop aroma;robust hoopy flavour with some chewy maltrs and a pleasantly hoppy finish; Very drinkable - not at all what I expect from an 80/- ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8005) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2009
Cask at the Guilford, Edinburgh, 20-03-09 on Craig’s crawl of Edinburgh’s finest establishments. Pours chesnut with a white head and a slight haze. Nice maltiness, good citrus, hops show. its a decent tangy beer. A6 A4 F8 P4 OV15 3.7 6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2009
Cask at Guilford ... copper ... creamy off white head ... sweet toffee nose ... sweet toffee malts with medium heavy bitterness ...

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