Brewed by Islay
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bridgend, Isle of Islay, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
Nerabus Ale is our winter warmer; a deep ruby colour brewed with pale, caramalt, dark crystal, chocolate and wheat malt. The hops used are Amarillo from America and Bramling Cross from England. It has a black treacle, spicy flavour balanced by the use of spicy and citrusy hops.

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Benjii's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle from Spar. Pours a dark amber brown colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, bubblegum, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with yeast also. Mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Mildly bitter and a little dry with lingering bubblegum, caramel and yeast again.

dorain (713) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2017
Aus der Flasche am 2016-05 getrunken. Leicht fruchtiges (Waldbeeren?) Bitter. Schönes süffiges Teil.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottled (from AbM, old backlog). Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is nutty, fruity, wooden, floral and mildly toffeeish. Flavour is dry wood, mild nuttiness, some bitterness along with mild tartness to it. seems like some infection going on, but not overtaken the beer yet.

Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber brown, nose is pine, caramel, taste is sweet, fruity, yeasty.

Alengrin (5884) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Scottish winter ale with copper colour and thin, light beige head. Hoppy character, pine resin, grapefruit, sweet caramelly malts; smooth palate with hop bitter finish.

AshtonMcCobb (7027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from the Scottish Real Ale shop. Appearance - dark autumnal red with a fawn head. Nose - biscuits with honey and a citrus and herb note. Taste - tart red fruit and astringent malt. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry but slightly astringent finish. Overall - Appearance and Nose great but then if dropped away.

OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Clear nut-brown body. Shiny mid-sized tan head. MIld roasty malt nose. Herbal and orangey hop nose. Good body for a 4.8%. Slick texture. Soft, light sweet roasted caramelly malt base. Just enough bitterness to back it up. Tart fruitiness underneath. Dries up towards a short malty finish. Drinks good. [Bottle at Lochside Hotel, Islay, Scotland, 01.09.13]

Scopey (16226) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
From bottle at Craft Beer Rising 2014. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is wood, caramel, berry, toast and dark fruit. The taste is bitter-sweet, caramel, dark fruit, vinous quality, toast and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not a whole lot to it... OK.

zimbo (980) - SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2013
Deep oaky brown with a retaining magnolia head throughout. Some fruit in the nose and a prickly fruity palate leading to some dark chocolate at the end. Vinous. Almost between a cask ale and a lambic. Potential here.

alkoholocaust (622) - HELSINKI, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
500ml bottle, on Islay May 2012. Dark brown with, large white head. Aroma was sweet with fruits and caramel. Taste: spicy and woody hops. Bit flat body and low carb.

Nilz (524) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2012
500ml Bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby coloured beer with little head & no lacing. Aroma of orange or tangerine with clove and other spice aromas. The flavour is initially sweet with fruit flavours and a yeast dry bitterness at the end.

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