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


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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Filtered bottle and can.
Solid gold colour with a firm, smooth body. Has a dry, delicate hop finish.

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nihtila (3639) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
14.4.2014. Looks like basic lager, nose is quite light with some bitterness and cereal. Flavour has similar malty feeling with mild fruity bitter finish.

blackradioboy (214) - SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from Asda. Haven't drank this beer for ages. Deuchars and it's pal 80% used to be the Scottish pub antidote to the dreadful Tartan Specials and their ilk that dominated the market back then. When they were good, they were very good. Sometimes, though, a pint would disappoint. I had the same feeling with this bottle. So lacking in character you have to force it over your tongue to extract any flavour. It is there, but sadly diluted. Shame. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

mahkus (136) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Have tried most of varieties of bottled craft beers at my local tesco already so I thougt I’d sample this. Looks okay but not much head. Bit of a toffe aroma. Some bitterness going down.

allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear amber, no head. Big bubbles, too fizzy. Light malt aromas, butterscotch. Taste is watery and buttery. Used to like this beer, 5+ years ago. It’s changed or I have. Probably both.

Japalo (1886) - DENMARK - DEC 4, 2014
[email protected] Wood London. Butterscots dominates!!! Sweet floral. No hop feeling. No bitterness. Gentle smooth medium mouthfeel. Awfull.

Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bitter? Ratebeer, hang your heads. This is a classic IPA in the tradional sense. Scotland’s IPA royalty. A Scottish/British IPA not an American one, which are amazing in their own right but a different category. This one is golden, smooth, subtle and not in your face like modern interpretations but drink and love. The bitterness overrides the malts and sweetness (classic IPA, not bitter). Another great simple beer with nostalgic character and history. Here reserved for you to drink the classic style of IPA. Like Belhaven 80, a true Scottish classic. Like a little black dress, fish and chips, VW Golf and The Rolling Stones, dependable good beer. Keep it up Caledonian, its a classic. Why is it so different on cask though? Great beer too but very different.

wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle, on Skye. Pours clear and light amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is grassy, hay, light malt, floral, some pleasant character from aroma hops. Flavour is light malt, lightly fruity, a little sweetness but a slightly buttery texture. Not bad, enjoyable enough.

Stuu666 (13399) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours light orange, nose is light fruit, buttery, taste is similar.

MarkoNm (2742) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours a clear amber color, topped with an average white head. A mild malty aroma, not much else there. A mildly sweet taste, some caramel and slighht bittery finish. Enjoyable and smooth.

LED40 (117) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Faint hints of cereal on the nose with malts and hops. Appearance is amber brown with a thin white head. Taste is pleasant and very mellow with malts, biscuit and caramel flavour notes present. The mouth feel is very smooth and velvety with limited carbonation. Overall a very sessionable beer that is not very complex but enjoyable to drink all the same.

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