Brewed by Stewart Brewing
Style: Brown Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottled; Regular. Has been seen occasionally in cask.
Brewed with the intention of adding a slight twist to the Scotch Ale style and named after one of Edinburgh most famous landmarks, St.Giles Cathedral, St. Giles is a combination of traditional Scottish brewing and American Cascade hops.
Dark, rich and smooth with roast chocolate aroma it has a full and robust body.
Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat
Other: Oats

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BenH (3437) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle at brass monkey. Brown, no head. Soft caramel aroma. Caramel malt taste, some dark fruit. Low carbonation, not a fan

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8341) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Abbotsford, Edinburgh 7/06/2011. Ruddy brown in colour with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of sweetish raisin fruit with a touch of nuttiness. Flavour of toffee, oranges and earthy malts with a moderately bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8217) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle from The Wine Cellars. Ruby with coppery edges and a slim beige foam receding to the edges of the glass. Milky brewed coffee aroma with attractive roasted nut and orange notes. Gently roasted and coffee-accented with an undercurrent of blueberry-like fruiiness. Some dead leaves and liquorice in the finish. Slightly over carbonated, becoming flat. But a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (6276) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2011 Re-rate. Great chocolate on the nose and taste this time - it cleans away just nicely with the piney hops. There is also more creaminess on the palate this time! Rating from 03/07/11 5/3/5/3/11 = 2.7 Brown in appearance with a red hint. Green vegetable, earthy and nut notes on the front of a malt/caramel background. Nutty and earthy on the palate and quite drying on the end. Initially delicate weight, but creamy texture and persistent length.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark copper with a bubbly head. Chocolate and malt on the nose. Nutty and sweet with an interesting fruity note. Smooth and drinkable with a subtle malty bitterness on the finish. Really flavourful, could drink lots of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4393) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Hazy brown, thin tan head w/ some bubbles slightly sweet (not sickeningly so) chocolate milk malt aroma thin/med body and mildly fizzy mild mil choc malt flavour with some hops to balance but they arent prominent, nor can i really place them. I just recognize that it isnt overly malty. carbonation makes the beer very crisp for a dark, malty ale probably my favourite bottled Stewarts beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle from the Brewery. Aroma: bread, roasty, nuts citrus, leaves. Appearance: Given time to settle after pouring produces a nice head. Deep amber red colour. Taste: medium bitterness, some coffee, hint of chocolate, Plenty of maltyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Bottled. A hazy red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, bread, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and bread, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle at Yesprs - Thanks. Cloudy brown - offwhite head. Berries, chocolate, fruity notes, medium malty, light roasted, herbal, spicy, caramel, dryness, nutty, ligh bitter, light ash/smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (11648) - Sborg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of caramel, sweetness, light fruits, vague spice. Flavour of caramel, vague roast, fruits, spice, medium bodied. Dry herbal bitterness in the end.

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