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


on tap

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available filtered in 500ml dark glass bottles.
A robust ale, with reddish mahogany colour and warm roasted malt flavours. Fruity hop aromas generate a distinctive character to this beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (5907) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Cask at Gallows Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is light brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, malts and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9468) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Toasted and nutty caramel malts elegantly move into leafy hops and their bitterness in this balanced Brown Bitter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear deep amber-brown.
-Drinkability is very high.
-The flavour profile is nicely balanced.
-The conditioning here is beautifully done.
-This may not be the most compelling example of the style, but it remains very nice throughout.

On cask at Craft Beer Co., Brighton.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MannyGoldberg (196) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
Cask at Old Nuns Head- 17 June 2013. People who whine on about boring brown bitter would do well to check this out. Lovely balance between the malts and berry notes. Would have loved a 2nd pint had I not had to be somewhere else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1728) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
Quite hoppy with strong dark fruit character. Nice malt character to balance, really enjoyable session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (2274) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAY 11, 2013
Draught. This is a really well done bitter with lots of depth and nuance. Let it warm up a bit and sip again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (18102) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Cask @ Cask Pub and Kitchen, London. Clear amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate biter. Sweet and light biter finish. 260413

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2013
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Pours chestnut red with a nice slightly off white head, Thought I detected a hint of coffee in the freshly opened botte but this quicky disappeared and was replaced by dark fruits. Flavour was slightly bitter fruits with leaves in the mix. Slight thin oil feeling in the mouth with subtle carbonation. Gets even nicer the further down the glass you get. Nice, flat bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
500ml bottle from The Real Ale Warehouse, drunk 28/03/13. Clear copper. Pours thick cream head, collapsing to good covering that lasts well. Med carb. Aroma - Toffeeish malt, lightly roasted grain and sweet, dark fruit. Little bit yeasty. Taste - Lightly sweet; rounded caramel and faintly roast malt. Caramel sweetness blends well with the lightly fruity hops. Some nice, light hoppy spiciness. Little bit metallic. Some yeastiness. Lightly bitter-sweet, clean finish. Good balance. Little aftertaste. Med body. A pretty decent, darkish bitter, though the slight metallic & yeast taste can be slightly off-putting, and it doesnt quite satisfy; might be the lack of a significant hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (458) - SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 500 ml bottle. Aroma is brown sugar for me, quite pleasant. Nice brown/red colour with an off white head that retains quite well. Taste has a slightly medicinal note like cough syrup, also coffee and toasted grain. Medium sweetness and medium bitterness. The first time I tried this I thought the sweetness of the malt dominated the hops but second time it seems to be more hoppy. A pleasant ale though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 21, 2013
A lively light chestnut bitter from fyne ales. This ale is not particularly strong, but is a pleasant drink, with a light cream to tan head this beer is a simple dark bitter. It has a subtle fruity aroma but is overpowered by malt and hop. Unfortunately the fruit has no role in the beer but the hops and malts compliment each other very well to make an overall good bitter.

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