Brewed by Luckie Ales
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Fife, Leven, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
A malty beer with strong hop character and a prolonged hop finish. This batch was bitteerd with Perle hops.

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fonefan (50762) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium amber orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, riped fruit, moderate hoppy, lemon, nectar, light to moderate yeasty, spicy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, riped fruit, sharp, fruity hops, light peal bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120811]

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2012
[email protected] Golden colour, big fluffy white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, mild caramel, some nectar as well as some mild herbal notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, nectary, mild floral and herbal notes along with some sweet malts and mild yeastyness. Also a bit of alcohol sweetness coming through. Pleasant and balanced though.

cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
bottle at home ... amber ... thin white head ... soft floral ... honey malt nose ... juicy fruits ... soft fruits ... light bitter fruits ... ligth oily hops ... juicy fruits ... hint of lemon .. soft peach ..

Stuu666 (14596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose is floral, honey, taste is fruity citrus, light, sweet.

allmyvinyl (10933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Perhaps it was just the fact that this was the only beer on at the Hanging Bat the night I was in that wasn’t hopped to high heaven, but this was exceptional. Bettered only by the same brewery’s 56 shilling. A beauty.

AshtonMcCobb (6871) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2012
50cl bottle. Pours cloudy orangey-brown with a generous head. The nose has salt, nuts and touch of cream. The taste has more salt and wheat with a nutty finish. The palate has more the texture and body of a Belgian Dubbel - very tangy and yeast dominated. There is also good hop bitterness. Overall, not sure this is a bitter but it is a good beer.

Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
6 July 2012, bottle at cagarvie's legendary tasting. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is lots of honey, caramel. Med body and faintly fizzy. Lots of honey, caramel. Not that nice. Lots of sugar, nothing to balance, nothing exciting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BenH (3436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice amber orange with a big thick white head that doesn’t move, it certainly looks the part. Aroma is a tad thin, a little dusty, caramel comes through, some zest, light spicy pepperiness. Taste is very spicy, bit like a Belgian, very peppery, lots of deep caramel and a slight nuttiness. Fairly sweet with a long but well measured bitter finish. It’s very nice but not really my style

stravale (3088) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - FEB 8, 2013
Cask @ Hanging Bat, Edinburgh [070213]
Caramel orange brown, hazy, thin white head with a touch of lacing
Aroma of caramel, soft smooth toffee malts, good nose
Taste of caramel malts, smooth fruity toffee, soft bitter hop, some raisin fruits, very mellow and smooth, alcohol very well hidden, super mellow flavour, great balance
Palate - Medium body, quiet oily, smooth caramel toffee on palate. Finish as main flavour with some toasted malt coming through
Overall - This was just so mellow, alcohol very well hidden, smooth, well balanced, very well made. One of the best strong ’brown’ bitters I’ve had - it comes to prove brown bitters can be done well.

Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
In bottle. Pours a light golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of lemon, grassy hops, yeast, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Lingering lemon and candy sugar. Nicely bitter.

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