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Brewed by Speyside
Style: Bitter
Forres, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask and bottle, regular
Bottlenose Bitter is so called because of the Moray Brewery’s close proximity to Scotland’s only resident colony of dolphins just a mile away from the brewery in the pristine waters of the Moray Firth.
There was once a time when it was difficult to find a craft-brewed beer in the Highlands. Like the dolphins of the Moray Firth it was a question of being in the right place at the right time before you could catch sight of one. Happily this has changed with Moray’s burgeoning reputation as the food and drink capital of Scotland. Similarly, the Bottlenose dolphin colony has grown in this protected Highland environment to more than 190 at the last count. Bottlenose bitter is a classic Scottish bitter beer, slightly dark with a hint of malt and good hop balance. Like the dolphins in the Moray Firth it is a pleasure to behold, and once experienced rarely forgotten.

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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, - FEB 13, 2013
Cask @ Bandstand Bar, Nairn [130213]
Amber brown, clear, thick dense creamy white head with good lacing
Aroma of soft cereal malts, hint of soft roast, light aroma. Taste of very light soft caramel malts, bit of toffee, light roast grains - I couldn’t get much else out, came across as considerably weak in flavour for the abv. Palate - light body, texture had some creaminess though.
Overall - Just came across as very bland and dull - to be honest I’ve had beers around the 2.8% - 3% range that have had much more flavour. More taste and it had the potential to be good because there’s no brewing defects in there at all...Ramp up the flavour!!!!!


3.2
Sigmund (7917) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2017
500 ml bottle, 4.1% ABV, at The Granite City (JDW), Aberdeen Airport. Copper to reddish amber colour, small white head. Minimal grainy and dusty aroma. The flavour has a little fruit and some caramel, and is otherwise grainy with moderate hops. Nice enough to drink though.

3.2
imdownthepub (15332) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2017
Cask conditioned at The Cambridge Bar, Edinburgh. Amber with white head. There is a sweetish caramel note to this initially, fruity malts, easy on the palate light bitterness. it’s fine.

3.2
ekstedt (6976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2017
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh, Scotland. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Earthy, rural, slightly smoked malt aroma, a bit chalky. Dry, medium to high bitterness.

3.2
harrisoni (19336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle from Dobbies garden centre Ashford and drunk at home. Dobbies has an inexplicable Scottish beer distribution. Must have been a dozen rates for me. But nothing highly rated. Hazy deep amber colour lasting beige head. Hoppy as i poured it. Hop and toffee on aroma. Toffee malty in the mouth. Nowt wrong with it though. It’s a toffee malty bitter. Some bitterness on the finish. Well i thought a decent toffee hoppy bitter. Decent. Not exciting but drinkable enough to have more than one if you were down the pub.

2.8
StuartC (74) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Rich copper-orange colour with very few, large bubbles, no head. Simple malt aroma with soft caramel. Medium bodied, not so much spritzy but a definite peppery tingle. Again, very simple on the palate: malt, caramel, biscuit, hints of leather and ginger bread; very short finish. A simple Bitter, pleasantly drinkable with all malt character, no detectable hops; lacks depth.

3.4
uckelman (813) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Pours clear, light amber. Small tan head. Aroma is mildly hoppy, grassy. Medium body. Medium sweet, bitterness and malt come through on the finish. Pleasant.

3.4
sarauckelman (550) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Clear amber with scummy head. Strong fresh aroma. Good bitter with nicely balanced flavors, not too hoppy. Palate is a little bit astringent. Very solid, and tasty.

3.3
Sissio (1751) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle in Wick Some hops and caramel Bitter hoppy ending with herbaceous notes

3
Stuu666 (14843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle in Columba house hotel. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, taste is crisp, dry, grassy, floral.

2.8
kwik-lime (2044) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Cask at the Bon Accord in Glasgow. Malty with hints of earthy hop and hay, but slightly vegetal and a bit of a watery palate.


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