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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (5913) - 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 (2962) - 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 (3856) - Burgos, SPAIN - 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 (4206) - 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 (7035) - 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 (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2009
Cask at Guilford ... copper ... creamy off white head ... sweet toffee nose ... sweet toffee malts with medium heavy bitterness ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2008
Bottle at Chris_o birthday bash 08. Chestnut with disappearing head. I thought it was alright. Decent hop. Fine, bit sherberty again. Bottle brought down by my friiend Charlie from Falkirk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Oi Oi Saveloy tasting at Chris O’s.
Dark amber with a thin white film. Nice grassy, almost US hop nose but very skunky. Flavour is similar but thankfully not skunky at all. Reminds me of a very mellow US IPA with a bit of extra malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle (bottle conditioned) at London tasting, May 2008 (courtesy harrisoni). BBE March 2009. Clear amber colour. Surprisingly prominent tangy, fruity hop aroma for a Scottish 80/-. Perhaps the late additional aroma hopping accounts for that. More malty on the palate, with some smoky notes, although the mouthfeel has slightly ashy feel and falls away a little. Nonetheless it’s a pretty tasty, if not entirely traditional 80/-, although I have no problem with that as I am not a big fan of stingily hopped Scottish ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2008
At May Ratebeer London Gathering at Chris O’s. Amber with a small white head. Spicy, herby hops. Slight honey sweetness, a little sourness, metallic fizz and low bitterness. Not bad.

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