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style
Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Bitter
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.

Russet-brown best bitter with a malty fruit aroma and a good balance of dryness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (2698) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Oct 2009 - Reddish-Brown in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel, hint of toffee. Fruity; apple. Hoppy; slight hops. Good balance. Sweet malty fruity throughout. OK. Easy drinking. (2009-10)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4276) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
[email protected], wednesbury. Chestnut beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma is malty and a hint of caramel. Taste is malts, some herb, bitter notes, caramel and veg. OK.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeardedAvenger (494) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Tap at The Horn, Reading. As Oliver Riley Bitter. Odd malt aroma. Dark Amber. G old thick white head. Light bitter. Underlying sourness. Light. Flat. Piss poor but it was the end of the cask.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (466) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
On sale as Edinburgh Castle. Aroma of roast or crystal malts. Darkish amber with a fairly high hop presence although evident in bitterness rather than flavour. OK.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tricksta_p (4035) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2016
Cask at The Crown Inn, Berkshire. As "Edinburgh Castle". Aroma is malty, caramel, lots of toffee, a bit buttery. Flavour is almost moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium. Quite dull malty toffee ale, not for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6895) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Fra cask p Olde White Harte Hull 26 Nov 11 som "Edinburgh Castle". Dyp mrk amber. Lavt tett skum. Forsiktig maltaroma. Smaken lett maltig. Karamell & papp. Trr avslutning. Et bra l med gjennomfrt maltpreg.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cimbasso (868) - - OCT 25, 2015
Sampled on draught at Alexandra Palace. Tawny colour with thin white head. Little aroma, but quite a full, malty taste. Some fruity hippiness, but this sample was on the turn and was a little sour.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (5366) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2015 Halvpint, servert i plastglass p Alexandra Palace Bar (under navnet Alexandra Palace Ale), sammen med Steven: mrk ravgylden med kort skum, syrlig aroma og en halvsur brsmak som tyder p at den hadde sttt for lenge p fatet.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (9949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Cask at the Larbert Beer Festival 2015. Pours clear copper with a thin white head. Aromas of sulphur, toffee. Taste is sweet, touch of burnt rubber. Sweet finish.
Earlier Rating: 8/13/2015 Total Score: 3.1
Cask at the Bothy, Murrayfield. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of malt, cereal, grains, faint lemon. Taste is more of the same, light astringency. Sweet, thin finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (1156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Pillowy head not long lasting Christmas pudding aroma and ataste of sugary brandy quite sweet and complex tastes stronger than it reads on cask in the Oxford Rochdale.


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