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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6086) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34006) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (412) - SCOTLAND - 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/-.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 Aroma seems about as 80/- as a f! Citrus, hint of ple malt, grapefruit dominates. Taste is similar dry caramel comes through, grassy finiszh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9356) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39970) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24920) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12917) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5887) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7795) - 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.

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