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


on tap


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Regular.

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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (1115) - Erskine, - FEB 7, 2013
Pint at the Horse Shoe in Glasgow. Minimal white head. An amber hue. Not gassy. A nice one.

ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2017
At some bar in Edinburgh. Clear amber, white head. Bready and nutty malt, floral hops. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

Mishnok (305) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2017
From cask. Pours reddish-amber with not a big aroma. Caramel and light malts with toffee notes. Quite smooth and not bad for a large brewery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Towey1989 (2820) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Cask at The Reginald Mitchell, Hanley (JDW) Called Caledonian Edinburgh Castle. A clear deep amber colour with a frothy off white head. Aroma of caramel, lightly roasted malts, nuts, some red fruit and slight spicy hops. Taste of caramel, toffee, lightly roasted malts, some nuts, slight red fruits, a little smoke, a hint of coffee and subtle spicy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, malty bitterness in the finish. Quite sweet but with enough roasted malts and hops to make it drinkable. Basic Scottish bitter but decent.

john44 (3101) - 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)

SarkyNorthener (4614) - 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.

Theydon_Bois (19496) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Cask at the Ledger Building, Canary Wharf, 23/01/16 as ’Edinburgh Castle’. Golden with a moderately appointed off white covering that thins to spotting. Nose is straw, airy malts, faint citric rinds, caramel. Taste comprises pale malts, bread dough, light orange, grains. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Mediocre offering, lacks any real flavour.

BeardedAvenger (791) - 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.

Vladivostok (485) - 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.

tricksta_p (4650) - 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.

theprof (947) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Cask. Under the name Edinburgh Castle. Aroma of roasted malts and stone fruits. Chestnut brown with white foam head. Tastes earthy, malty and rich with a pleasantly refreshing aeration and cereal finish. I’m glad to get some more Caledonian beers down in Nottingham since only a few places keep Deuchars IPA and the bitter and stout are equally session worthy.

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