Brewed by Broughton
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Biggar, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Bottle; Pasteurised.
A traditional 80/- Specially brewed to mark 25 Years of Brewing at Broughton Ales. Typical of classic Scottish 80/- ales, Exciseman’s 80/- is dark and slightly sweet. Full drinking with a good hop aftertaste. Just the sort of ale Burns would have savoured during his time as an officer of the Excise.
Major ingredients are:-
Optic Pale Ale Malt, Black Malt, Crystal Malt. Hops used are English grown Challenger, Fuggles and first Gold.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1566) - - DEC 23, 2013
Clear dark caramel beer with a mild malt aroma. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and mild hop too. Finish was slightly watery but it’s a drinkable enough beer.

john44 (3454) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle. Amber Brown in colour. Malty bittersweet ale. Sweet buttery & caramel malts balanced by hoppy bitterness. Short bitter malty finish. OK. (2008)

rodbod (468) - Motherwell, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle at home. It pours a reddish brown, with a foamy froth which quickly subsides. Nose is very traditional, with lots of sweet malt, a bit nutty, some gristy cereal notes. Taste is sweet, light treacle. Palate is the least good thing about it, very short in the finish. Still, a good traditional 80/-. If I went into some random pub I’d be pleased to see this on tap.

TEJA (3344) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle sampled @ Björn, thanks. Small brown head. Clear red brown color. Old and tired malt aroma. Same old and tired maltiness and low bitterness.

MoritzF (10199) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
(bottle) Clear, brown colour with a medium-sized and tanned foamy head. Toasted malty aroma with notes of caramel, fudge, a whiff of nuts and subtle fruity hints. Bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Dry-ish and heavily toasted malt character with present notes of caramel, slightly ashy and nutty hints; subtle fruity flavours towards the bitter and delicately sweet finish. Lacks a bit balance. 06.II.16

Graham77 (515) - SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2016
500ml bottle from Asda. Dark reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is fruity and vinous with a little dark chocolate. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. A good example of 80/- recognisable as a Broughton beer. Good stuff.

MichaelAwesome (6546) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2016
Recht trocken und durchaus malzig mit angenehmer Perlung. Angenehm zu trinken, leicht rauchig, milde Säure und etwas Getreise. Voll ok jedoch ohne groß zu punkten.

McTapps (6984) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep dark brown colour with a steady head and medium to flat body. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of malt, hops, mild fruits, bread, dust and flowers. Mild finish.

chrisv10 (18702) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle, 4.6%. Clear daark amber/brown with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, biscuit, notes of chocolate and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, biscuit, medium sweet, hop, little grass and a little bitter.

Scopey (16225) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle from Asda Bridge of Don. It pours deep red-brown with a small white head. The nose is toasty, bitter-sweet, earth, dark fruits and light jam. The taste is bitter, toasty, earth, dark fruits, jam, liquorice, earthy roast, light vinous notes and a touch of coffee with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Easy going stuff. Not bad.

Idiosynkrasie (8195) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear chestnut colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Nuttily, minimally roasty, malty aroma, grassy and minimally floral hoppy overtones, cautious hints of dark berries. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, some roasted grain, a nuttily touch, floral hoppy overtones; slightly anaemic.

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