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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2471) - 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.


3.8
wilde_joost59 (289) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle (500 ml) bought at the brewery, at home in Aberfoyle. Amber color, beige small head. Very nice soft taste.

3.7
ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Cask pint at Ginger Man Boston, 6/21/17.
Light amber-golden with a good clarity and medium-sized, beige head showing moderate retention.
Light lemon and orange rind in the nose is in the first impression, succeeded by fresh yeast character (plentiful fruit esters, apple, strawberry, cherry) and honey-drenched specialty malts (fresh baguette, very light toast). It all comes together nicely, especially given the focus on the base malt to help smooth everything else over. Hops are American, or American-styled, but not overdone by any means and the beer is clean and shows no alcohol.
Soft, full of white bread and honey, with tons of red and yellow fruit esters and a balancing, gentle citric bitterness. Gentle carbonation and a malty but well-attenuated texture with no flaw or alcohol. Great malt and yeast profile and doesn’t get carried away with the American hops. Nothing flashy whatsoever, but enjoyable and highly drinkable.

3.4
mR_fr0g (13509) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2017
Cask at the Euston tap. A amber orange coloured pour with a a fine off white head. Aroma is. Sweet cakey malts, Toffee, nutty, dried fruits. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, cakey, plum, raisin. Little grape and raisin. Palate is semi sweet lowish carbonation, rounded. Not bad.

3.9
radassace (421) - SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours clear copper/ amber with an off white head. Nose is brown toast, rye, toffee, nutty, earthy and citrus. Smooth, medium carbonation, slight sticky chewy mouth feel. Taste is sweet toffee, biscuit, rye bread, earthy, slight spice, lemon and grapefruit peel and juice. Light bitterness, juicy finish. Good balance. Have loved everything iv tried from Fyne Ales !

3.6
rodsquad (334) - 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.

3.2
HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), 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.

3.8
chinchill (5315) - 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.

3.5
Martin243 (1222) - 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.

2.8
GSAP (757) - 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.

3.9
mahkus (136) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2016
From a bottle. Good head. Honey brown colour and aroma. Some citrus bitter flavour and aftertaste.


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