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Brewed by Eden Mill Brewery
Style: Bitter
Fife, Guardbridge, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Clock Red Craft Ale was the first Eden Mill ale to be brewed at St Andrews. Locals demanded that the old clock on ’The Mill’ wall kept ticking when we started brewing. So we named the beer out of respect for them and the clock. It’s beer o’clock so let’s raise a glass to them all and to the tradition of brewing at St Andrews. The Clock red craft ale is a traditional ale with a historic tone. We wanted to create a beer reminiscent of the beer that would have been drunk at the time of the Seggie distillery. Amber in colour, this pale malt beer is our take on a traditional Scottish red ale. It’s a hoppy brew with hints of pepperiness the sweetness of caramel from our dark crystal malt. We know you’ll enjoy. 4.3% ABV

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2.3
Wixie (668) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2017
Clear red/ochre liquid, average head. Sweet aroma of malt. Light body, no carbonation. Taste is bitter, with a slight hint of stout.

2.6
tombyars (1768) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2017
330ml bottle purchased at the brewery and sampled on the 24th June 2017, with thanks to Andrew! Poured into a tulip glass, clear orange amber in colour with a thin white head which cleared quickly. Dry hop flowers present in the hoppy aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Malt backbone with strong rye grain note at the start. Thin flavour of pink grapefruit comes through in the mouth. Hop prickle gives a light bitter aftertaste which fades. Finish is bitter with oak cask and hop pellets becoming dry in the mouth. Lacking in body, flavour and complexity unfortunately. A poor Scottish Ale to be honest, much better examples of this style out there.

2.9
Sigmund (7916) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2017
330 ml bottle, as Eden Mill St. Andrews The Clock Scottish Red Ale, 4.3% ABV. It appears now to be brewed in St. Andrews, but according to the brewery website it will soon be discontinued. Bought in The Howff, Aberdeen. Reddish colour, small off-white head. Moderate dryish and "dusty" malty aroma. Malty flavour, mid between dry and sweet, some light roasty notes, moderate hops. Not remarkable.

3.1
jjsint (3492) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Cask at the Clockwork pub in Mount Florida, Glasgow. Light red, flat, no head. Malt aroma - it’s not a ’malt bomb’ as the scent is gentle, but definitely malt-led - with some redcurrant notes. Taste offers up no surprises: sweet and malty with some gentle fruity hop bitterness in the background with gives balance to the long finish. Oily body but it kind of works for the style. Good enough without pushing the boat out. Not sure that I’d have another.

3
jamestulloch (4328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Hazy amber/brown body with a thin off-white head. No lacing. Mild aroma of red apple and lightly roasted malt. Flavour of caramel and berries. Thin body with a light, watery texture. Soft fizz. Quite bland.

3.2
Bullit (4686) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Cask @ The Raven. Light brown reddish colour, dense offwhite head. Nose is light malty, caramel a bit sour. Flavour is biscuit, caramel, quite some malt sweetness, light fruityness. Finish is sweet.

2.7
sound67 (784) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2015
Maker: Eden Brewery, St.Andrews, Scotland *** Beer: The Clock Brew (cask, at the Criterion Bar, St.Andrews) *** Style: Scottish Ale *** ALC.VOL.: 4.3% *** Colour: Dark copper, clear. Small, creamy off-white head.*** Nose: Floral hops, some malt. Not much. *** Texture: Medium body. Creamy. Almost no carbonation. *** Taste: Floral and malty notes at first. No actual fruit content. Gets maltier then, surprisingly. Still no fruit though. Modestly bitter finish, again of biscuity malts and floral hops. Aftertaste is the same. *** Impressions: Basic Scottish ale/bitter with no outstanding features. Session ale.

2.9
nihtila (3912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Cask at Mash Tun. Pours deep ruby with creamy head. Nose is sweet caramel malts, light berries, light chocolate. Taste is quite bitter, dry, not much other taste still. Light fruits and berries.

3.5
chinchill (5314) - South Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
From bottle at the brewery. Great looking with a deep reddish body> Excellent aroma with a milder, less appealing flavor. Still, quite nice and recommended.

3.4
sic1314 (4967) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Poured reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of berries, milk chocolate and soft malt. Light to medium body, flavour as the aroma, medium sweet, light nutty bitterness.


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