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36
51
style
Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Bitter
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 132   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (27737) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2007
Cask at Charlies. Clear amber coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and fruits. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and hops with notes of butterscotsch and fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam dissipates into the peachy ochre.
-Caramel maltiness and underlying toastiness announce an all-malt affair.
-The same fruity caramel is found once tasted, this time emboldened by some vanilla.
-The lean maltiness and very low carbonation make a soothing mouthfeel.

What if you dig deeper?
-The sweet, relaxed finish appears to be hopless.
-This is ridiculously easy to drink, rendering water to uselessness.
-A simple and effective scottish ale (or sweet bitter, if you prefer) for those days when you dont care about hops anymore.

On cask at The Phoenix Inn, Inverness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8484) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2006
(Cask at Adam & Eve, Westminster, London, 24 Nov) Dark brown/mahogany colour with hints of amber, frothy off-white head. Malty, nutty nose with caramel and a fresh spicy hop aroma. Malty, nutty taste with hints of berries, chocolate and a balanced spicy hoppiness in the finish. Tasty, but slightly thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2006
Deep copper colour with a thin white head. Malty, sweet aroma with a vague chocolate note balanced with a light hoppyness. Malty and fruity flavor with a light bitter hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1199) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 10, 2006
Cask, The Criterion, St Andrews. Dark chestnut, thin white head. Slightly cloudy, malty, creamy and chocolatey, sweet aroma. Flavour is very fruity, hops and malt. Sweet finish, with a taste of cigarette ash. Slightly dry. Dont think this was particularly well kept, but still a nice ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (48154) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
Cask @ Moulin Inn, Moulin. Dark chestnut colour. Very creamy mouthfeel, but a little watery. Mild malt flavour.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2006
Dark amber almost tawny body, at first it tasted good but then as you got into it it was a bit thin, caramel and butter notes and not much else.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12491) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 13, 2006
Cask. Full bodied nutbrown colour. Limited white creamy head. The beer is very creamy and full bodied.. Aroma is spicy and a weah hops smell seeps through. Taste is bitter from hops with a citric edge. Taste ends on a high note of spices (mostly coriander)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (7047) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: APR 7, 2006 Cask: mathers, edinburgh. Clear redbrown color, short creamy head. Aroma of malts, toffee. Quite bitter taste, bacon-llike malts, caramel, roasted malts, toffee. Sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Helter Skelter, Frodsham 25/05/2001 Smooth and slightly pale with a malty finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Lass O Gowrie, Manchester 26/05/2001 Smooth fresh and slightly hoppy. 3. Cask Handpump at Scruffy Murphys, Edinburgh 28/09/2001 Mid brown coloured and fruity with a hoppy finish.


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