Brewed by Fyne Ales
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Cairndow, Argyll, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available filtered in bottle.
This is a strong traditional ale with intense malt flavours and a citrus hop aroma. A very smooth beer with a well-rounded, distinctly "moreish" finish.

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Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival, 10th Feb 2011. Rich coppery brown colour. Roasty, nutty, burnt nose. Drinkable best bitter but nothing special.

rodsquad (226) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2017
Bottle from Beerhawk. Pours clear amber brown with thin beige head. Aromas of cinnamon boiled sweets toffee and light lemony hop. Taste has chewy treacle toffee with a mild bitter marmalade finish. It has a soft feel with a light sparkle. Earthy and warming export-like ale with a superb bitter citrus balance. Really nice traditional beer.

HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2017
September 17, 2015 - at Craft (Covent Garden); handpull cask. Refractive clear burnished copper with a smallish lasting foamy beige head (4-). Aroma is decently floral, but a bit vegetal (green pepper) - not too off-putting, but out of place - Centennial? Taste is very light but smooth - moderately sweet cereal malt and a touch of grassy bitterness - virtually no alcohol - nicely balanced. Slick, lightly syrupy, mild carbonation and quick finishing - not much aftertaste, but I got a little maple somehow. As I don’t mind mildly carbonated beers, this is just fine.

chinchill (4939) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2017
From a cask at the January 2017 ACAF. Dark clear copper body. Bubbly head. Very appealing aroma dominated by toffee. More richness and complexity in the flavor. Excellent bitter-sweet balance.

Martin243 (1149) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2017
500 ml bottle served cold. Toffee and wet woodland walk aroma. Amber with an off white head that faded to a thin skim. Sultanas, red berries and toffee flavour. Sweetish, medium bodied, sticky texture, soft carbonation, gentle finish. The kind of ruminative beer probably best enjoyed quietly, in a subdued, relaxed pub off the beaten track. Autumnal springs to mind.

GSAP (742) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2016
Snoeppot ruiken, sinaasappel met snoep en wat kruid proeven, beetje winters, maar wat week, wel fris. 500ml fles, koperkleurig met net van het witte kraag.

mahkus (136) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2016
From a bottle. Good head. Honey brown colour and aroma. Some citrus bitter flavour and aftertaste.

shoestring (395) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2016
Served too cold initially. Nice looker copper and off white head. Caramel starting to come through as warming. Slight citrus edge with a slight metallic twang. May just be too cold just now . Flavours ’warmed’ as the beer itself ce to room temp

scotty (1199) - SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Pint Glen Nevis Bar. Average beer, quite malty, not overly hopped. Served a bit too cold in this establishment imo.

overtheline (126) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2016
500ml bottle, pours a very clear copper with off white cap. Nose is pretty weird, very fruit forward, almost peach like with underlying malt aromas. Taste is really fresh, fruity notes give way to caramel maltiness which finishes ashy and slightly bitter.low carbonation with light to medium body. Pretty tasty stuff.

LazyPyro (1130) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
500ml bottle. Amber colour with a good off-white head. Aroma is fruity malts and hops, caramel, toffee. Taste follows suit with sweet fruity malt and hop flavours, citrus, caramel, toffee. Mildly bitter finish. Smooth. One of my favourite bitters so far.

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