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

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
This India Pale Ale marks a slight change in direction of Tryst Ales, away from low alcohol session ales to rather more substantial and serious Real Ale. This IPA is hopped with three popular British hops to produce a deep lingering taste, complementing the underlying malts for a memorable pint.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2010
[500ml bottle, Beers of Europe] Pours a rich golden colour, with a dense fluffy head that retains an impressively long time. Aromas are wonderful – hops, some bitterness, but overwhelmingly tropical fruit – mangoes, passion fruit. Has a tremendous bitter hop aftertaste, citrus heavy with some pine flavours. Very good indeed, particularly from a relatively small producer. Great stuff. [03/06/2010]

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2009
Tried at the Market Porter. First thing that struck me was that this was way to cold....kinda boring but man did it change as it warmed! Pine sap, honey mango and apricot nose. Sweet malty toffee up front which is then cleaned out completely by a wicked bitterness...not a subtle beer by any means but a mighty fine drop! reminds me of Renaissance perfection or at least how good perfection could be when they get it right!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2009
Cask conditioned at Charters Bar, Peterborough. Gold to amber with white head. Fruity citrus notes right from the start, really very pleasant and light, orangey, fresh. A very decent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Cask at the Wenlock Arms, London on 11th October 2009. Amber with dissipating off white head. Very dry and hoppy with a slight hint of smokiness; long dry finish and a dry mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2010 Cask at The Edward Wyllie & bottle from The Scottish Real Ale Shop. Big citrus fruit & hop aroma. Cloudy golden brown colour with complex flowery citrus and mildly spicy flavour. Smooth on palate. A good one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Charlieboy (57) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2010
Tried at the Dev cat Sheffield on one of the hottest days so far this year and by gum this refreshed me. Scottish beer festival apparently, i didn’t know Scottish beers could be this good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2011
500ml bottle at home. Hazy, murky amber with a thick frothy white head. Good lacing. Fruit peel, hops, malt and some honey on the nose. Very nice aroma. Mouthfeel is smooth but bitter, taste is hoppy and crisp, balanced out with very subtle malty caramel notes. Aftertaste is long, yeasty and very bitter. Very well-crafted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2012
On cask at The Caley. Pours a dark golden colour with a decent beige head. Aroma of pineapple and caramel. Similar flavours with pine and yeast to finish. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Just a little sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
6th August 2009
GBBF Cask. Very slightly hazy amber beer. Semi dry palate. Super light fruits - pineapple, orange and peach. Not too bitter at all. Finishes dry. Lovely flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2011
Bottled. An orange coloured beer with a small off-white head. Nice orangey hoppy flavours. A bit of spicy grass too. A good full tasting beer. Nice citrus fruits. Pretty bitter. Good length. Tasty.


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