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


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask: Seasonal - September.
Radiant yellow with citrus and fruity aroma. Dry initial taste flavoured by a rounded malty character, leading to a bittersweet finish. Make it an easy choice with Mellow Yellow.
Hops: Styrian Golding
Malt: Optic and Golden Promise

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mr_h (5726) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - golden amber, very slight haze, bubbly white head, sweet caramel malt aroma, good temperature, moderate carbonation, cereal, hint of spice, oily feel, malty aftertaste

stravale (3088) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - SEP 26, 2012
Cask @ JDW The Standing Order, Edinburgh 250912
Light amber, clear, dense white head, some lacing
Aroma - caramel malt, soft caley popcorn malt, hint of spicy cereal
Taste as aroma, slight aromatic tinge, quite a lot of rich pale malt with weetabix flavour, bit of a spicy edge, some yeast, it’s one od Calry’s better beers
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, a little viscous. Finish as main flavour.
Overall - Not usually a fan of Caley beers but this one was pretty OK

dogbomb (1239) - ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
Cask. Pale yellow ale with a white frothy top. Very lagerish. Nose is straw and cereals. Touch of lemon. In the mouth, lots more cereal flavours and light lemon notes. Really pleasant and moreish. Sessionable and light with a nice lemon wafer finish.

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2011
Cask. Yellowish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is bready malts, mild toasted notes with some earthy and floral notes. Flavour is quite floral and grassy bitter hops along with some bready malts and mild earthy notes as well. Smooth palate and gets some slight floral and fruityness in the finish and aftertaste.

tombyars (1724) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2011
Tasted this in the Anchorage, Troon in August 1996. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear bright gold in colour with a thick white head. Dry dusty hop flowers and lemon peel in the long aroma. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a slight digestive note but citric fruit comes to the fore with grapefruit and gooseberry flavours. Strong hop resins gives a dry bitter resiny aftertaste. Finish is again dry and citrusy. A decent summer session ale.

fonefan (50004) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Guildford Arms, 1 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2AA.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, caramel, keller, nutty - earth notes, moderate hoppy, citrus, lemon. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101030]

Oakes (18200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
Light butter (of course, it’s Caledonian) but aroma overall is faint. Dull copper colour. Dull character - mellow - with pale malts and mushroomy notes. As advertised, I guess.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2010
Cask Conditioned Handpump Crosse Keys London. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. A toffee sweet typical Caledonian aroma. Sweet and fruity with that toffee again. A husky cereal note is quite nice but the sweetness is too much.

madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2010
21st October 2010. On tap at the Goodmans Fields
Very light haze on this gold beer, little white head. A trace of sulphur on the nose. Dryish palate, slightly soft. Dry malt - a little citrus hop. Sulphur again. Drinkable but not very enjoyable. My friend was on his 5th pint of this when I turned up - as soon as I pointed out the sulphur in it he couldn’t drink any more! Ah the power of suggestion....

Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
Cask @ Ale House. Bright gold with stable head. Aroma is simple dough but balanced. Soft palate. Balanced, fruity malt. Dragonfruit mildness followed by nice herbal notes. Roasted rice or millet and some herb. Is drinkable.

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