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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hildigltur (5105) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2004
[Cask conditioned] A great ale. Lots of herbal bitterness. Dry, hoppy and spicy. Very complex and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11761) - Sborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2004
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Beige thin head. Fruity and wellhopped aroma. Fresh. Herbal, fruity and hoppy flavour. Some light chocolate notes. Ends up in a delicious fresh bitterness. Quite a treat found on a little local pub in Stockholm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
niquillis (2601) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle from Cross Stobs Bottle Shop, Barrhead. Chocolate, butterscotch and whisky flavours come through this dark amber ale. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2005
Supping on it right now, and it is fantastic! The taste is there but it lacks something, if it was a piece of music it would need more bass, however it is still a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2004
It wasnt surprise, it was shock. Only 4.3% but lots of spices, fruits, chocolate and roasty notes. Thanks God, it could be easily found in supermarkets.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Velkyal (321) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Pours a gorgeous russet topped with a firm slightly off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, juicy caramel and the merest hint of earthy spice. tastewise the sweetness of caramel and light chocolate dominates and with a slightly thin body makes the beer insanely drinkable. Gorgeous, gorgeous beer, exactly what a Scottish ale should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2015
Brown-orange with beige head. Fruity nose with notes of honey, some acid, spices, plastic and roasted malt. Fruity flavour with notes of roasted malt, petroleum, berries, spices, hops, honey and wormwood. Aromatic green bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (20265) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
Hazy dark amber color, thin head. Very nice hop aroma, dry hopping (Fuggles?), and some caramel. Quite ordinary maltiness and caramel, and body structure, but again a very pleasant hop note. The hop is mixed with a strong caramel note in the final. A good bottled Bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bark (255) - Linkping, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2005
Bottle. The colour is brown-red, the liquid is clear. The foam is white and very thin, making the brew look a little sad.

The smell is loaded with a complex and rather tricky, chemical flavour of hops. I found notes of bitter lemons, bitter almonds and a touch of yeast.

The carbonation is rather mild giving it a nice, soft feel. The small bubbles make it more like a cask beer than a bottled brew.

The taste is dominated by the bitter and aroma hops, but the somewhat sweet malt gives it a good body and a balanced tasting experience. The aftertaste is a bitter one with a complex, dry taste.

This is a session beer that might need some time to get into, but it is worth it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (10152) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2006
Bottle brought over from Leeds, England, by a friend of mine. Bought in a special beer shop in Leeds.
Brown color, white head. Burnt scent, but also refreshing. Burnt taste and aftertaste. Medium bitterness.

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