Caledonian Flying Dutchman Spiced Ale

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Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Henk has over 30 years’ experience in brewing lager and working on research and innovation at the Heineken Brewery. He’s returned to the Caledonian Brewery (Edinburgh) for the third time to brew this new beer especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. It is burnished copper in colour, with a zesty, grassy aroma and fresh malt flavours, with the addition of lemongrass, cardamom and coriander contributing to the spicy finish. Hops: Styrian Goldings

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3.5
mr_h (6113) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow (Autumn Festival ale) (26 Oct 2015), floral, grassy aroma, amber with a thin, off-white head and excellent lacing, spicy, lemongrass, well balanced, oily, easy to drink, herbal finish.

2.9
downender (9054) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Cask, on gravity at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol October 2015. Amber in colour, with a slight, off-white, head. Cereal malts, a touch of coriander and spice, caramel sweetness and a moderately bitter finish. Ok.

3.2
wheresthepath (2436) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask at the Hope Tap, Reading. Light amber with a thick off-white head. Smooth and creamy in the mouth although I suspect this is due to a sparkler rather than any brewing prowess. Caramel dominates, then there’s a little lemon and a light tingle of white pepper. The flavours barely come through and it’s a bit of a wasted opportunity.

3.4
SarkyNorthener (5075) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
[email protected] Matthew Hall, Walsall. Amber beer with medium head. Aroma is fruity and some spice. Taste is citrus, spice and malts. Decent.

3.4
madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
26th October 2015
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Cask. Clear gold beer, bubbly white head. Palate is light with mild fine carbonation. Sweetish jammy fruits. Marmalade and lemon. Sweet florlaness in to sweet spice. Pepper. Light finish with spices starting to dry. Interesting and drinkable and not the spice bomb I was dreading.

3.6
Don2711 (499) - - OCT 27, 2015
Spice aroma and taste with cinnamon and coriander. Copper appearance. Fair strength. Interesting. Grassy tones as well.

3.5
Scopey (16529) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Cask at Vic Station. It pours clear amber with a decent white head. The nose is fragrant, rich spice, lemongrass, lime peel, cereal, toasty grain, grass and brown bread. The taste is smooth, bitter, good malt backbone, brown bread, cereal, peppery spice, grass, some herbal notes and lemon peel with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good balance and flavour. Surprisingly good.

2.8
ManVsBeer (11473) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Cask @ Percy Shaw, Halifax. Deep golden with a small creamy head. The spice is instantly appealing, dominant in the ale and lingers. There’s plenty of nose too. Has a light and drinkable texture.

3.7
niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Cask at Wheatsheaf (JDW), Stoke. Pours copper. Nice balance of spices, coriander, lemon kick. Very good.

3.4
amhart88 (140) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
An absolute onslaught of spices (ginger, lemongrass, maybe cloves). You can really taste the coriander - Make of that what you will. Likely to divide opinion.


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