Brewed by Arran
Style: Bitter
Isle of Arran, Strathclyde, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Available in filtered and pasteurised bottle.
Nose: Rich aroma of malt and hops with ripe fruit
Palate: Velvety texture, full malt with a deep bittersweet finish
Comments: A traditional smooth drinking Scottish heavy beer

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25101) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle, Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet roasted malty chocolate flavor. Sweetish malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6627) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2007
Bottle, 50 cl. Beautiful amber/ruby/copper colour with a small off-white head. Fruity, slightly roasted malt aroma, with loads of fresh, spicy, perfumy, herbal hops. Medium bodied, decent carbonation. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (3052) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
[bottle from P.S.] Almost herbal with spicy melanoidins and lemony notes in the nose. Hazy light garnet with wispy white wisps and some lace. Nice spicy melanoidins that balance very well the bittering. Liquorice comes in at the end with some toffee. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a little lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2007
Refreshing hoppy aroma, nice head and color. Its a dry ale with notes of roasted malt, flower, hops and a hint of caramel and coffee with a citrussy finish. The flavour is however short lived, so the overall impression is watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
Clear deep amber colour with an off white head. Light roasted malty aroma with notes of caramel and hops. Light roasted malty and sweet flavor with a hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13874) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2006
(50cl bottle) Smallish off-white head with good retention, atop a clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, caramel, some floral, light raisin, smoke. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, orange, light earthy, raisin. Watery light-medium body, minimal carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2006
Nice looking amber with a thick cream head I had to fight for. Malty aroma, rich with a hint of coffee. Smooth and malty, some fruit with a light bitter, slightly burnt finish. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Easy drinking; pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Nice amber color,small tan head that faded quickly leaving just a bit behind.The aroma was citrus and malty with a bit of a sweet side coming through,and also a bit of a spicy side as well.The brew is smooth and easy to drink with a light malty side some mild citrus notes,light carbonation and a mild hop bitterness in the end.Not an overly well done brew but decent enough to have a few more around just due to it being so easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9243) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2006
Bottle. Small white head. Clear amber body. Lovely malt aroma and flavor and a nice hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nuffield (4127) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2006
I thought this beer was a posterchild for the injustice to British beer done by importation to the U.S. Bottle is bad enough for British beer, but subjecting beers of some subtlety to the conditions they must endure, it leaves the beer without much chance. Although the caramel was obviously trying to bring with it some fruit and typical tea flavors, there was metal all over it. Some hops contribute to the finish, but still it wasnt enough. Typical Bitter oily palate, reasonably well supported. Just not enjoyable to drink, especially at the prices paid for UK imports.

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