Scottish Borders Heavy Nettle

Formerly brewed at Born In The Borders
Style: Bitter
Borders - Jedburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (5567) - Ayr, - JUN 10, 2012
Cask by handpump at Café Royal, Edinburgh (9 Jun 12) - clear golden ale, huge creamy white head, very mild malted barley aroma, wheat, fruity, bit of caramel, moderate carbonation, smooth, nice

Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2016
500ml bottle from Aldi. Golden /Amber colour with a thin white head. Very light carbonation. Fairly plain but refreshing beer. Aroma is sweet caramel and some grassy notes. Very faint nettle aroma, could do with a bit more nettle IMO though I expect some would be put off by that. Pretty average but compliments to the Brewery for their plough to pint approach, good effort.

mabuzzer (849) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2016
500ml bottle from Aldi festival. Clear amber with a short lived white head. Sweet toffee aroma with a little fruity, taste is toffee and a little spice

AshtonMcCobb (6614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2015
A pint at Au Bar. Appearance - deep amber with a decent head. Nose - caramel shortbread. Taste - yes more caramel shortbread. Particularly biscuity finish. Lovely green nettle undercurrent. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall - lovely balance between sweet and bitter.

Scopey (14778) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Cask at Bow Bar. It pours clear amber with a decent white head. The nose is sweet, spicy, grassy, floral, nettles and sweet grain. The taste is lightly bitter, grassy, floral, nettles, sweet pale malt, honey? and a touch of spice with a short finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. A bit wishy-washy. So-so.

Stuu666 (13435) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours clear amber, nose is floral, sweet toffee, taste is similar, dry finish.

allmyvinyl (10631) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Cask at Cloisters. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aromas of caramel, almost butterscotch, something green, not necessarily nettles though. They come through a bit on the taste, but not in a sting-y way, just more ’green’. Not much else going on. Pretty dull to be honest.

SaintMatty (7365) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Cask (Bow Bar, Edinburgh) - Amber in colour. Sultanas and some slightly spicy hints in the aroma. Malty and fruity taste with a slightly tangy kick.

cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2012
cask at cloisters... copper ... thin off white head .... odd toffee and nettles in nose ... bitter front ... little medicinal ... little metalic ... definite nettle ... intersting but not me

Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a decent white head. Aroma is a little sweet with nettles, heather honey, yeast and caramel characters. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Quite dry to finish with lingering heather honey and yeast again.

JohnRMurdoch (4883) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2012
Cask @ The Cafe Royal Circle Bar. Clear amber brown colour, good foamy head. Mild caramel flavour. Dry vanilla marzipan caramel malt flavour. This is a bitter not a golden ale.

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