My Real Ale Ratings

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Over the years, I've developed a taste for real ale - I'm talking about the beer that has to finish its fermentation in the cask just before it gets served, not the fizzy pi$$ that's full of chemicals and mixed gas!

I'm a member of CAMRA and have been known to attend the odd beer festival, every now and then. Even though I don't have a beard and a very large belly, I still like to rate them and have produced my tasting notes on all the beers that I've had or at least can remember having ;-)

To reflect my true feelings of the particular pint, comments are those written at the time. They're in alphabetical order not sampled order. However, the educated will probably be able to [from the comments] reconstruct my evenings drinking! Watch this space for more delightful insights!

As any beer festival regular knows, the taste of previous pints can sometimes taint the taste of the next. To this end, I've just invented a new location "Not at a beer festival" which basically means that I've had the beer somewhere other than a beer festival and this rating and comment are more likely to reflect the real taste of the beer!

I've rated the following beers from 0 to ***

Cask /
Bottle
Brewery Beer ABV Rating Comment Location
 
Cask 3 Rivers Delta Dark 4.8% * Malty and smokey, but started to go off it by the end. Tappit Hen 2008
Cask Abbey Ales Bellringer 4.2% ** Very nice session beer! Not at a beer festival
Cask Abbeydale Absolution 5.3% 0 Mneugh! Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Abbeydale Absolution 5.3% ** Re-rated: Damn nice pint, but too strong for a session! Not at a beer festival
Cask Abbeydale Deception 4.1% ** Hoppy and feels lighter than it is! Alloa Octoberfest 2010
Cask Abbeydale Moonshine 4.3% ** Citrus and hops - quite nice! Alloa Octoberfest 2010
Cask Acorn Barnsley Bitter 3.8% * F*ck me with a fork, that's bitter Caledonian 2001
Cask Adnams Best Bitter 3.7% 0 Got too bitter in the end Caledonian 2002
Cask Adnams Broadside 4.7% ** Dark and malty. Not at a beer festival
Cask Adnams Explorer 4.5% *** Very fragrant, slightly bitter, very nice! Not at a beer festival
Cask Adnams Regatta 4.3% ** First of a new day, very nice Caledonian 2001
Cask Adnams Southwald Bitter 3.7% * Slightly fruity, but very bitter. Not at a beer festival
Cask An Teallach Crofter's Pale 4.2% * Not to my taste - yeasty aftertaste that lingers. CAMRA Scottish 2010
Cask An Teallach Kildonan 4.4% ** Dry and hoppy - quite pleasant. Not at a beer festival
Cask Archers Special 4.3% * Indifferent! ... Nah, it's sh1te! Nether Abbey 2003
Bottle Arran Sunset 4.4% * Nice to start, but a bit minging by end of bottle! Not at a beer festival
Cask Arran Blonde 5.0% * F*cking funny aftertaste Nether Abbey 2002
Bottle Arran Dark 3.4% ** Nice rich flavour Not at a beer festival
Cask Arran Golden Amber 5.0% 0 Sh!t a brick! Sourly bitter and sending shivers down my spine! Not at a beer festival
Cask Arundel ASB 3.5% 0 Made a funny look on my face Gullane 2005
Cask Atlas Blizzard 4.7% *** Full bodied, fruity, nice Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Atlas Latitude Pale Ale 3.6% * Started off damn bitter, but got a bit better Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Atlas Latitude Pale Ale 3.6% *** Re-rated : very fine, light and tastey Not at a beer festival
Cask Atlas Nimbus Pale Ale 5.0% * Sorry Neil, but prefer your other beers! Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Atlas Wayfarer Indian Pale Ale 4.4% 0 Goes down like cabbage water! Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Atlas Wayfarer Indian Pale Ale 4.4% *** Re-rated : like Deuchars IPA, but lighter and stronger Not at a beer festival
Cask Atomic Meltdown 4.2% * Citrisy - nice! Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Ayr Dr Hornbook Blonde Stout 7.2% * Smooth, creamy, but not for a session. CAMRA Scottish 2012
Cask Ayr Jolly Beggars 4.2% ** Nice, but too busy chatting to pay attention! CAMRA Scottish 2010
Cask Ayr Towzie Tyke 4.6% 0 Too bitter. CAMRA Scottish 2012
Bottle Badger Blandford Fly 5.2% ** Nice spicy ginger flavour, but too heavy for a session Not at a beer festival
Cask Badger Pickled Partridge 4.6% ** Nice with a damn strange undertaste that I just can't place. CAMRA GBBF 2007
Cask Banks & Taylor Black Squirrel 3.9% * Just a little burnt for me. Tappit Hen 2012
Cask Banks & Taylor Golden Fox 4.1% ** Innoffensive, but just bland and non-descript. Not at a beer festival
Cask Barney's Beer Red Rye 4.5% ** Very nice, but forgot to think about it! CAMRA Scottish 2012
Bottle Batemans Rosey Nosey 4.9% * A bit average Not at a beer festival
Cask Batemans Summer Swallow 3.9% 0 It's a spitter, not a swallower! Not at a beer festival
Cask Batemans Miss Luscious 4.3% ** Very fruity, but didn't think I could do more than 2 pints! McCowans 2004
Cask Batemans XB 3.7% * Nothing special Nether Abbey 2001
Cask Batemans XXXB 4.8% * Full of protien, it'll smell nice tomorrow Caledonian 2001
Cask Bazens Blue Bullet 4.5% ** A smokey number! Stags' 2007
Cask Belhaven 60 /- 2.9% * First ever <3% ... it's just water! Caledonian 2002
Cask Belhaven 70 /- 3.2% *** 70 is 70 is 70! Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Belhaven 80 /- 4.2% *** F*ck, can't remember 'cause I downed it! Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Belhaven 90 /- 7.5% * Very sweet! Nether Abbey 2001
Cask Belhaven Bonnie Birdie 3.9% * Slightly bitter, but average. CAMRA Scottish 2011
Cask Belhaven Bonnie Birdie 3.9% * Nothing special CAMRA Scottish 2012
Cask Belhaven Edinburgh Pale Ale (EPA) 3.4% * Bland! Gullane 2005
Cask Belhaven Fruit Ale 4.6% * Very fruity, but a twang that catches the back of the throat! CAMRA Scottish 2004
Cask Belhaven Herok & Howells Single Malt 70 /- 3.9% ** Smooth and rich. Not at a beer festival
Cask Belhaven IPA 4.2% ** Ok, but not a patch on Deuchars! CAMRA Scottish 2004
Cask Belhaven Six Nations 4.4% * Not the wooden spoon, but certainly no grand slam! Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Belhaven St. Andrews Ale 4.9% ** Sour, slightly bitter aftertaste Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Big Lamp Double M 4.3% ** Nice sweet wintery ale Not at a beer festival
Cask Big Lamp Keelman Brown 5.7% * Sweet, but too heavy going. Not at a beer festival
Cask Big Lamp Prince Bishop Ale 4.8% * Very flowery with bitterness. Not at a beer festival
Cask Black Isle Heather Honey Beer 4.7% ** I did indeed taste honey! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Black Isle Hibernator Wheat Beer 4.5% 0 It's just not right! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Black Isle Hibernator Wheat Beer 4.5% * Looks more than it can deliver! CAMRA Scottish 2006
Bottle Black Isle Red Kite 4.5% ** Quite malty, but average Not at a beer festival
Bottle Black Isle Yellowhammer 4.0% *** Almost as nice as draft, but still lovely :-) Not at a beer festival
Cask Black Isle Yellowhammer 4.0% *** Oh Yeah! CAMRA Scottish 2004
Cask Black Sheep Best Bitter 3.8% * Couldn't have any more than 1 dishwasher tablet Ron Bonar 2003
Cask Blackawton Head Strong 5.2% ** Very wintery, but too much for a session. Not at a beer festival
Cask Blue Monkey Amarillo 3.9% * Interesting start, but a funny finish Alloa Octoberfest 2010
Cask Boddingtons Bitter 3.8% * This is not normal! Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Boggarts Brew 4.3% * Can't decide ... nice but tastes a bit wattery. Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Bowman Eldorado 3.8% ** Hoppy flowery taste, bit bitter note that might put me off after a few. Tappit Hen 2012
Cask Bowman Swift One 3.8% 0 Blande but bitter! CAMRA GBBF 2007
Cask Brains Rev James 4.5% ** Inoffensive and slipped down without me noticing! Ron Bonar 2003
Cask Brakspear Bitter 3.4% * Didn't want another though! Nether Abbey 2003
Bottle Brakspear English Pale Ale 4.2% 0 A typically too bitter [for me] English ale. Not at a beer festival
Cask Breconshire Baroque 4.0% ** A nice rich malt with a hint of chocolate. Not at a beer festival
Cask Breconshire Red Dragon 4.7% 0 Non descript stuff CAMRA GBBF 2007
Cask Breconshire Red Dragon 4.7% * Re-rated - malty, but foosty. Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Brentwood Lumberjack 5.2% 0 Can't think what to write apart from "minging!" Tappit Hen 2010
Cask Brentwood Spooky Moon 3.8% 0 Very sour! I've tasted more sweet lime pickle! Tappit Hen 2010
Cask Brew Dog Hype 4.1% ** Hoppy and flowery with a bit of bitterness. Stags' 2008
Cask Brew Dog Peroxide Punk 4.0% 0 Strange smell - thought it was a fish supper at first! CAMRA Scottish 2007
Cask Brew Dog Rip Tide 8.0% * Chocolatey but bitter. Obviously too strong for a session. CAMRA Scottish 2007
Cask Brew Dog Paradox 10.0% * Strange flavour - nice, but bad! CAMRA Scottish 2007
Cask Brew Dog Trashy Blonde 4.1% *** Smooth and hoppy with a bitter aftertaste. Not at a beer festival
Cask Brew Dog Zeitgeist Black Lager 4.9% 0 Started off promising but just too darkly lagerishly but without the fizz. Not at a beer festival
Cask Broughton Champion Double Ale 5.0% * Dark and malty, but just not my taste. Not at a beer festival
Cask Broughton Clipper IPA 4.2% * Too much hops = sewage smell CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Broughton Greenmantle Ale 3.9% * Very wierd - cannae decide Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Broughton Reiver 3.8% 0 Minging sewage water! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Bushy's Helmsman 4.5% * Interesting! Tappit Hen 2012
Cask Brunswick Railway Porter 4.3% ** Quite sweet and smokey. Not at a beer festival
Cask Brunswick Triple Hop 4.0% ** Catches the sides of the tongue nicely. Not at a beer festival
Cask Burnside M-Pire 5.2% 0 Shame to have paid so much for a beer that tastes like the old home brew kits! CAMRA Scottish 2012
Cask Burnside Mad Dogz IPA 3.8% * Average. CAMRA Scottish 2012
Cask Burton Ale 4.8% *** Nice ... been drinking it for years! Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Cains Formidable Ale 5.0% * A bit bitter as it goes over Nether Abbey 2001
Cask Cains Traditional Bitter 4.0% ** Quite good Nether Abbey 2001
Bottle Cairngorm Blessed Thistle 4.5% ** Nice malty flavour with a touch of ginger. Not at a beer festival
Cask Cairngorm Highland IPA 3.6% * Not as good as Deuchars IPA CAMRA Scottish 2003
Cask Cairngorm Horizon 4.6% ** Average. CAMRA Scottish 2007
Cask Cairngorm Howler 4.2% * Very malty flavour, but a bit harsh tasting. Not at a beer festival
Cask Cairngorm Howler 4.2% * Very bitter toffee. CAMRA Scottish 2012
Cask Cairngorm Nessie's Monster Mash 4.4% ** Chocolate flavoured burps! CAMRA Scottish 2003
Cask Cairngorm Sheepshagger Gold 4.5% * Better than I thought it would be Gullane 2005
Cask Cairngorm Stag 4.1% ** Hoppy at first, quite nice to finish Ron Bonar 2003
Bottle Cairngorm Trade Winds 4.3% ** Very hoppy, perhaps sharper that the cask version. Not at a beer festival
Cask Cairngorm Trade Winds 4.3% ** Burps taste nice anyway! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Cairngorm Wild Cat 5.1% ** Had it elsewhere and tasted better then. Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Cairngorm Witches Caldren 4.9% 0 F*cking minging! CAMRA Scottish 2004
Cask Caledonian 1869 4.5% ** Diet Deuchars IPA, but stronger! Ron Bonar 2003
Cask Caledonian 80 /- 4.1% *** Me likes 80! Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Caledonian Auld Acquainance 4.4% 0 Foul, stale taste! Not at a beer festival
Cask Caledonian Big Nip 4.2% 0 Smells of sewage, tastes worse! Caledonian 2001
Cask Caledonian Deuchars IPA 3.8% 0 Used to be *** but not had a decent pint since McEwans took over! Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Caledonian Double Czech 4.5% 0 Strange, but I just don't like! CAMRA Scottish 2012
Cask Caledonian ERA 4.1% ** Tasted rather strong ... smelly poo hole! Caledonian 2002
Cask Caledonian Golden Promise 4.4% * Promises, but does not deliver Caledonian 2001
Cask Caledonian Golden Promise 4.4% *** Re-rated : Organic windy pops! Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Caledonian Kiss Me Quick 4.0% 0 Very minging jobbie water Not at a beer festival
Cask Caledonian Lorimer & Clark IPA 5.3% ** An aftertaste to clear the cinus Caledonian 2002
Cask Caledonian Murray's Summer Ale 3.6% * They are starting to taste the same Caledonian 2001
Cask Caledonian Nectar 4.3% ** It is indeed a bit fruity CAMRA Scottish 2003
Cask Caledonian Porter 4.1% ** Good, but don't mix with a prok roll Caledonian 2001
Cask Caledonian Rebus 20 4.4% * Burned chocolate, but not a nice aftertaste. CAMRA GBBF 2007
Cask Caledonian Top Banana 4.1% ** Mmmm ... beer and banana Haughfest 2007
Cask Caledonian Top Banana 4.1% 0 Tastes stale! CAMRA Scottish 2012
Cask Castle Nimmo's 3X 3.6% ** Went down well enough Caledonian 2002
Cask Castlecary Bottleneck 4.0% ** Very hoppy. Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Charles Wells Bombardier 4.3% * More like a tank driver Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Charles Wells Bombardier Burning Gold 4.1% 0 Flowery jobbie water! Tappit Hen 2008
Cask Charles Wells Eagle IPA 3.6% ** Goes down well, fnarr fnarr Caledonian 2001
Cask Cliff Quay Tolly Roger 4.2% ** Nice average pint - nothing special, but ok. Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Coach House Innkeepers Special Reserve 4.5% * Tastes as bland as a bland thing in a blander! Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Coniston Bluebird 3.6% * Jobbie water Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Consett Ale Works Cast Iron 4.1% * Very pale and sharp, but a bit boring. Not at a beer festival
Cask Consett Ale Works White Hot 4.0% ** Quite hoppy and slightly sweet. Not at a beer festival
Cask Cornish Orchards Dry 7.8% * Cider - It is indeed very dry! CAMRA GBBF 2007
Cask Cotleigh Old Buzzard 4.8% ** It slipped down without me noticing Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Cottage Normans Conquest 7.0% * Consistancy of tar! Caledonian 2003
Cask Cottage Golden Arrow 4.5% 0 Sewage flavour! Stags' 2007
Cask Courage Directors 4.8% ** Brings back memories Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Craigmill (Stone Kettle) Swallow IPA 3.8% 0 I'd rather spit!!! Ron Bonar 2003
Cask Crouch Vale Brewer's Gold 4.0% *** Very nice. A hint of some flowers or ginger I think. Alloa Mayfest 2008
Cask Crouch Vale Essex Boy's Bitter 3.6% * I can still taste the bitterness Caledonian 2002
Cask Czaar Peter Snab 8.5% ** Sweet Belgian beer Not at a beer festival
Cask Dark Star Esspresso 4.2% 0 Coffee flavour should be reserved for coffee only! Tappit Hen 2008
Cask Dark Star Hop Head 3.8% *** Hoppy session beer - lovely! Not at a beer festival
Cask Dark Star Porter 5.5% ** Malty, but nothing special. Stags' 2007
Cask Dark Star Porter 5.5% ** Not very dark, but a nice burned flavour. Stags' 2008
Cask Deeside Brude 3.8% 0 Too much sour jobbie water! CAMRA Scottish 2010
Cask Deeside Talorchan 4.5% ** Cracking: dark, malty and chocolaty drink. CAMRA Scottish 2010
Cask Demon Brew Fire Head 3.9% * Can't remember! CAMRA Scottish 2012
Cask Dent Aviator 4.0% * Normal stuff, that's not very good Caledonian 2001
Cask Dent Kamikaze 5.0% ** Started sweet, but mellowed Caledonian 2002
Bottle Derby Brewing Business As Usual 4.4% * Average, but can't remember exactly. Not at a beer festival
Cask Devon Pride 4.8% 0 Slightly fruity taste, but overpowering foostiness! Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Dorset Jurassic 4.1% * Averagely bitter. Tappit Hen 2012
Cask Earl Soham Victoria Bitter 3.6% 0 Jobbie water! Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Elgoods Old Black Shuck 4.5% ** Burned, smooth and slightly sweet. Not at a beer festival
Cask Eldridge Pope Royal Oak 5.0% ** First 2 of the night Nether Abbey 2001
Cask Eldridge Pope Southern Glory 3.7% * Drinkable, but so is dishwater - almost! Not at a beer festival
Cask Everards Beacon 3.8% *** First ever *** - landmark occasion Caledonian 2001
Cask Everards Old Original 5.0% ** Smooth and warming. Not at a beer festival
Cask Everards Sun Chaser 4.0% * A bit hoppily wierd Not at a beer festival
Cask Everards Tiger 4.2% ** Srong smell, same tomorrow? Nice taste Caledonian 2002
Cask Farmers Puck's Folly 4.2% 0 Not nice! Alloa Mayfest 2008
Bottle Falstaff ERM 10.5% 0 Way too strong to taste nice! Not at a beer festival
Cask Fat Cat Honey Cat 4.3% * Ok, but just a bit fousty for my pallette. Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Felstar Crix Forest 4.0% ** Most interesting - slightly fruity. CAMRA GBBF 2007
Cask Flowers Original 4.5% ** One could almost say it's flowery Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Fowlers St Baldred's Well-hopped 3.8% * Can't remember Haughfest 2007
Cask Fowlers Gothenburg Porter 4.4% *** Ding Dong!!! Nether Abbey 2006
Cask Fowlers Prestonpans Pride 4.5% * Nice, but too light. Gullane 2005
Cask Fowlers Prestonpans Wee Heavy 7.5% ** Very nice, but too sweet for a session. CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Fowlers 80 /- 4.1% ** Verynice, tasted like chocolate towards the end. CAMRA Scottish 2005
Bottle Freeminer Bumble Bee Honey Ale 4.6% ** Average taste for honey ale. Not at a beer festival
Cask Fullers Chiswick Bitter 3.5% 0 Smells and tastes of sh1tty water! Caledonian 2003
Cask Fullers ESB 5.5% * But, got better Nether Abbey 2001
Cask Fullers London Pride 4.1% 0 I feel I need to brush my teath! Nether Abbey 2006
Cask Fullers Summer Ale 3.9% *** Light, slightly flowery and I think it should last a session. Not at a beer festival
Cask Fyfe Fidra 3.9% * Non-descript CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Fyfe Torque Ale 3.9% 0 Down the sink ... nit shampoo! CAMRA Scottish 2004
Cask Fyfe Weiss Squad 4.5% 0 Sewage smell, funny aftertaste CAMRA Scottish 2003
Cask Fyne Ales Avalanche 4.5% *** Oh yeah - very drinkable! Not at a beer festival
Cask Fyne Ales Highlander 4.8% ** However, smells like nitt shampoo! CAMRA Scottish 2003
Cask Fyne Ales Highlander 4.8% *** Re-rated: nice session ale! Stirling 2011
Cask Fyne Ales Innish Ale 3.6% * Too bitter (and fizzy) for my liking, but drinkable. CAMRA Scottish 2007
Cask Fyne Ales Maverick 4.2% ** Slipped down easily CAMRA Scottish 2003
Cask Fyne Ales Maverick 4.2% * A bit non-descript towards the end. CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Fyne Ales Piper's Gold 3.8% * Average - forgot what is was like by the time we'd finished chatting. CAMRA Scottish 2010
Cask Fyne Ales Vital Spark 4.4% * Nothing special! Gullane 2005
Cask Fyne Ales Vital Spark 4.4% ** Tastes slightly red - and it is too. Slightly bitter affter taste. Not at a beer festival
Cask George Wright Cheeky Pheasant 4.7% ** Very flowery and almost chewy. Not at a beer festival
Cask Glenfinnan The Standard Ale 4.2% 0 Funny flavoured jobbie water! Not at a beer festival
Cask Golden Hill Exmoor Beast 6.6% * Quite heavy to start the new day Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Golden Hill Exmoor Fox 4.2% * Non-descript really! Gullane 2005
Cask Grand Union Gold 4.2% * Smells nasty Not at a beer festival
Cask Grand Union One Hole 4.5% * Just average. Not at a beer festival
Cask Green Jack Ripper 8.5% * Strong but way too sweet! Not at a beer festival
Cask Green King Abbot Ale 5.0% 0 Ok at first, but sh1t aftertaste Nether Abbey 2001
Cask Green King IPA 3.6% ** Smooth with a toffee hint Tappit Hen 2008
Cask Green King Moorland Old Speckled Hen 5.2% ** A wee bit bitter follow through Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Green King Ridley's Old Bob 5.1% * Was swinging between x and xx but eventually settled Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Grindleton Ribble Gold 4.1% ** Not too bitter - not bad. Stags' 2008
Cask H.B.Clark's Clint Eastwood 3.8% ** Nice dark, roasty flavour. Slight chocolate malt too. Tappit Hen 2010
Cask Hadrian & Border Centurion Bitter 4.5% 0 More jobbie water! Alloa Octoberfest 2010
Cask Hadrian & Border Newcastle Bitter 4.2% 0 Badly bitter aftertaste ... and unpleasant even before that! Not at a beer festival
Cask Hadrian & Border Tyneside Blonde 3.9% ** Light and hoppy but borderline too bitter for me. Not at a beer festival
Cask Hall & Woodhouse Tanglefoot 5.1% ** Not keen on the smell, but tastes ok. Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Hambleton Ales Goldfield 4.2% 0 Funny flavoured fizzy piss Caledonian 2002
Cask Hambleton Ales Nightmare 5.0% 0 It's just burned, bitter poo! Nether Abbey 2006
Cask Hanby Rainbow Chaser 4.2% 0 Almost went down the toilet! CAMRA GBBF 2007
Cask Hardy & Hanson Old Trip 4.3% 0 Too bitter! Not at a beer festival
Cask Harviestoun Celebration 4.1% 0 Very sour! Made me shiver. CAMRA Scottish 2006
Bottle Harviestoun Brooker's Bitter & Twister 4.2% *** This is one of my favorites now :-) Not at a beer festival
Cask Harviestoun Brooker's Bitter & Twister 3.8% ** Going home now, nice flowery one to finish! Caledonian 2002
Cask Harviestoun Brooker's Bitter & Twister 3.8% *** Re-rated : this could be drunk all night! Not at a beer festival
Cask Harviestoun Dragonfly 4.2% 0 Down the sink!!! CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Harviestoun Hoptoberfest 4.0% 0 Thought it was ok, but nah! Alloa Octoberfest 2010
Cask Harviestoun Number Of The Beast 3.6% ** Light and quite flowery to start, but bitter to finish. Not at a beer festival
Cask Harviestoun Old Dubh 10.5% * Very dark and heavy, but don't like that particular whisky. Alloa Octoberfest 2010
Cask Harviestoun Old Engine Oil 8.0% * Rich malty flavour, but a bit too much. CAMRA Scottish 2007
Cask Harviestoun Ptarmigan 4.5% * A tad hoppy pour moi! CAMRA Scottish 2004
Cask Harviestoun Thistle Do 4.6% * Fruity at first, but a very bitter aftertaste. Not at a beer festival
Cask Harviestoun Schiehallion 4.8% ** No after taste, but an after smell, nice though! Caledonian 2002
Cask Harviestoun Schiehallion 4.8% *** Re-rated: tastes light, but you know it'll punnish you! Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Harveys Sussex Best Bitter 4.0% ** Pretty average, but ok! Caledonian 2002
Cask Hebridean Celtic Black 3.9% ** Nice, dark, almost a porter CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Hebridean Island Mist 4.3% * Started off interesting, but became like most others. Not at a beer festival
Cask Hebridean Seaforth 4.2% * Blande. CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Hecks Somerset Perry 6.5% ** Perry is cider is perry! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Bottle Heller Bamberg Hect Ochlenferla Rauchbier 5.2% * Smoked cheese in liquid form, but still nice! Not at a beer festival
Cask Hesket Newmarket Great C0ckup Porter 3.0% * Nice burned taste initially, but got a tad bitter! Not at a beer festival
Cask Hidden Pleasure 4.9% ** Bitter and sweet - not bad. Stags' 2008
Cask Highgate Bee Zone 4.0% * Tasted badly kept in the pub. Not at a beer festival
Cask Highland Dark Munro 4.0% * A bit samey for such a dark one! CAMRA Scottish 2008
Cask Highland Dark Munro 4.0% *** Re-rated: Smooth, dark and slightly smokey chocolate taste. Not at a beer festival
Cask Highland Orkney Blast 6.0% * Very sweet and a little bitter CAMRA Scottish 2008
Cask Highland Orkney Blast 6.0% * Very complex falvour, but too far along the sour scale for me. CAMRA Scottish 2010
Cask Highland Scapa Special 4.2% * Slight sewage smell, but tastes a bit better. CAMRA Scottish 2008
Cask Highland Sneeky Wee Stout 4.2% * Not a very strong flavour for a stout! CAMRA Scottish 2011
Cask Hilden Molly Malone Porter 4.6% * If it's possible, wattery for a porter! CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Hilden Silver 4.2% 0 Slight hint of jobbie water! CAMRA GBBF 2007
Cask Hogleys India Pale Ale 5.0% * Very smokey and malty, but a bit too mad. Tappit Hen 2012
Cask Hogs Back T.E.A 4.2% * Just a bit average CAMRA GBBF 2007
Cask Holdens Black Country Bitter 3.9% * Quite bitter with a slight aftertaste of jobbie water! Stags' 2008
Cask Hook Norton Old Hooky 4.6% * Very hoppy Caledonian 2001
Cask Hopback Crop Circle 4.2% * Surprisinly not that bad. Gullane 2005
Cask Hopback Summer Lightning 5.0% * Didn't do anything for me (sexually) Nether Abbey 2001
Cask Hopback Spring Zing 4.2% 0 Another way to hoppy nil point from Hopback! McCowans 2004
Cask Hopback Thunderstorm 5.0% 0 For f*ck's sake! Nether Abbey 2001
Cask Houston Barochan 4.1% 0 Just too damn bitter and malty. Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Houston Black & Tan 4.1% * Very malty, slightly sweet, but just not quite my taste. Not at a beer festival
Cask Houston Helga's Big Jugs 5.0% ** A bit like IPA, but lighter CAMRA Scottish 2003
Cask Houston Killellan 3.7% ** Middle of the road, nice. CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Houston Peters Well 4.2% * Ok, but a bit hoppy! McCowans 2004
Cask Houston Tartan Terrier 4.5% * A bit darker looking than a mild I'd say, but without the taste. CAMRA Scottish 2011
Cask Houston Texas Wheat 4.5% * Not all that keen on it CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Hydes Bells & Whistles 4.1% * Bland with a slight bitter edge. Not at a beer festival
Cask Hydes Eager Beaver 4.4% ** Tasted nice, but had to rush the end to head to curry club! Not at a beer festival
Cask Hydes Malt & Mash 4.8% ** But what the f*ck is cara? Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Hydes Owd Bill 4.5% ** Malty and refreshing Not at a beer festival
Cask Hydes Summertime Blue 4.1% * Nothing special CAMRA GBBF 2007
Bottle Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer 6.6% *** Fantastic, even the story on label says "drink me!" Not at a beer festival
Cask Interbrew Bass 4.4% ** Nice start to the new day Caledonian 2002
Cask Inveralmond Blackfriar 7.0% ** Sweet and malty and doesn't taste too strong! Not at a beer festival
Cask Inveralmond Homecoming 4.2% *** Smooth and hoppy with a slightly bitter edge. Not at a beer festival
Cask Inveralmond Independence 3.8% * Started ok, but I think they burned the hops. McCowans 2004
Cask Inveralmond Inkie Pinkie 3.7% 0 Damn bitter! CAMRA Scottish 2007
Bottle Inveralmond Lia Fail 4.7% ** Pretty average ale really Not at a beer festival
Cask Inveralmond Lia Fail 4.7% ** Refreshing ... more alcohol than the cola it looks like Ron Bonar 2003
Cask Inveralmond Ossians 4.1% * Very melty with a steak pie Ron Bonar 2003
Cask Inveralmond Perth 800 4.0% * I know it's nice, but just not my taste! Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Inveralmond Perth Pale Ale 3.8% ** A nice alternative to Deuchars Not at a beer festival
Cask Inveralmond Santa's Swallie 4.3% * Funny tast that was ok to start, but went off it. Not at a beer festival
Cask Inveralmond Thrappledouser 4.3% 0 Wanted to pour it down the sink just on the smell! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Inveralmond Thrappledouser 4.3% *** Re-rated: It does indeed douse my thrapple! Not at a beer festival
Cask Inveralmond XXX 4.4% 0 Caramel jobbie water! Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Isle of Skye Black Cuillin 4.5% ** Innofensively went down without me thinking about it. Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Isle of Skye Blaven 5.0% ** Smooth but bitterish - no' bad! Alloa Mayfest 2008
Cask Isle of Skye Cuillin Beast 7.0% ** Tasted a bit smokey CAMRA Scottish 2004
Bottle Isle of Skye Hebridean Gold 4.3% * Drinkable, but not the best of tastes. Not at a beer festival
Cask Isle of Skye Red Cuillin 4.2% ** Thought it was sh1t to start, but it got better Caledonian 2002
Cask Isle of Skye Skye Light 3.8% 0 Minging - too bitter! Alloa Mayfest 2008
Cask Isle of Skye Two Rings 4.5% * Nothing special. CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Isle of Skye Yound Pretender 4.0% 0 Too bitter for me! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Itchen Valley Pure Gold 4.8% * Started ok, but went bitter. Not at a beer festival
Cask Jennings Bitter 3.5% * Funny flavoured water Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Jennings Cumberland Ale 4.0% ** Could even be a session ale! Not at a beer festival
Cask Joseph Holt Fifth Sense 5.0% * Tastes funny, but it's drinkable. Stags' 2007
Cask Kelburn Ca' Canny 5.2% ** Darkish and quite nice. Not at a beer festival
Cask Kelburn Cart Blanche 5.0% ** Ok, but not that special to win the thing! CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Kelburn Carte Noir 4.8% 0 Just too malty... too malty! CAMRA Scottish 2011
Cask Kelburn Goldiehops 3.8% 0 Bittery hoppy! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Kelburn Goldiehops 3.8% ** Re-rated: Bittery & hoppy and catches outside of tongue! Not at a beer festival
Cask Kelburn Goldiehops 3.8% *** Lovely floral hops with a bit of zing! CAMRA Scottish 2011
Cask Kelburn Misty Law 4.0% 0 TCP! CAMRA Scottish 2004
Cask Kelburn Red Smiddy 4.1% 0 Went off by the end! Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Kelburn Red Smiddy 4.1% 0 Smooth my arse! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Kelburn Tartan Army 4.2% * Watery, but bitter. CAMRA Scottish 2007
Cask Kelham Island Are You Lonesome Tonight 3.8% 0 Thin jobbie water! Alloa Octoberfest 2010
Cask Kelham Island Easy Rider 4.5% *** Things are looking better Caledonian 2001
Cask Kelham Island Pale Rider 5.2% ** Not as sweet as Dom said! Nether Abbey 2001
Cask Lade Inn Lade Out 5.0% ** Very malty, dark and roasty. Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Leeds Midnight Bell 4.8% 0 Very burned malt - just not my thing! Not at a beer festival
Cask Loch Leven Golden Goose 3.7% ** Nice citris and sour flavour - a bit like gooseberries. Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask London Bamboozle 4.8% * Slightly sour and average. Stags' 2007
Cask Luckie 70/- 3.6% * A bit blande Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Maclay Signature Cask Ale 3.8% * It's just a fizzy pint of Belhaven Best! Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Mansfield Bitter 3.6% ** Bitter, it is not... smooth and refreshing Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Marston Moor Brewer's Droop 5.0% * A bit bitter for me, but not too bad. Stags' 2008
Cask Marstons Bitter 3.8% * Smells like a septic tank, but drinkable ... just! Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Marstons Old Empire Ale 5.7% * Toffee flavoured sewage water. Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Marstons Pedigree 4.3% 0 F*cking minging! Caledonian 2002
Cask Mauldons Black Adder 3.8% 0 Burnt tae f*ck! I cannae see through the glass! Ron Bonar 2003
Cask Mauldons Silver Adder 4.2% ** Most bizzarea aftertaste of creamy blue cheese! Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask McCowans Domnhul 4.5% * Quite sweet, but catches the back of the throat on the way over McCowans 2004
Cask McMullen AK 3.7% * Suite samey. Not at a beer festival
Cask McMullen Cask Ale 3.8% 0 Jobbie water! Not at a beer festival
Bottle Meantime IPA 7.5% ** Would have been a *** but too strong and sweet for a session. Not at a beer festival
Cask Meantime Old London Stout 4.5% * Very burned hop flavour, but just not my thing. Not at a beer festival
Cask Mersea Island Yo Boy 3.8% 0 Way to bitter! Alloa Mayfest 2008
Cask Milestone Rich Ruby 4.2% ** Interesting flavour that is indeed very rich! Not at a beer festival
Cask Moorhouse's Black Cat 3.4% * As black as a black man in a coal bunker Caledonian 2003
Cask Moorhouse's Blond Witch 4.5% ** Nothing special, but tastes quite nice. Stags' 2008
Cask Moorhouse's Pendle Witches Brew 5.1% *** Sweet, smooth and the strongest here Caledonian 2001
Cask Moorhouse's Premier 3.7% * Sewage to start, but think someone flushed ... got better. Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Mordue Born To Be Mild 3.5% * Dark malty taste, bit just a bit blande. Tappit Hen 2008
Cask Mordue Geordie Pride 4.2% ** Smooth and a bit of sweetness Not at a beer festival
Cask Mordue Radgie Gadgie 4.8% * Quite smooth, but a bit bitter Caledonian 2001
Cask Mordue Workie Ticket 4.5% ** Very similar to Radgie Gadgie Caledonian 2002
Cask Morland Original 4.0% ** Not too sweet and not too bitter, but a flavour I can't place. Not at a beer festival
Cask Morrissey Fox Blond Ale 4.2% ** Average - blends in with most others. Stags' 2008
Cask Moulin Light 3.7% ** Not bad. CAMRA Scottish 2011
Cask Nethergate Bar Fly 3.9% 0 Burned jobbie sticks! Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Nethergate Umbel Ale 3.8% ** Better this time - fruity Caledonian 2001
Cask Oakham Bishops Farewell 4.6% * Bitter aftertaste, but not much on the way down. Stags' 2007
Cask Oakham Gravity 5.1% * Almost nothing there, but a little bitter. Stags' 2007
Cask Oakham JHB 3.8% * Tastes like dish water Caledonian 2002
Cask Oakhill Yeoman 1767 Strong Ale 5.0% 0 I'd rather shove the glass up my arse! Nether Abbey 2003
Cask O'Hanlon's Gold Blake 4.0% ** Hoppy with bitter aftertaste. Not at a beer festival
Cask Old Mill Bitter 3.9% ** Averagely non-descript, but tasted ok. McCowans 2004
Cask Okells Doctor Okells IPA 4.5% * A bit sour Haughfest 2007
Cask Orkney Dark Island 4.6% ** Almost a stout ... nice Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Orkney Dark Island Reserve 10.0% * Drinkable, but leaves a chewey residue in the mouth! CAMRA Scottish 2010
Bottle Orkney Dragonhead Stout 4.0% * Dark and burned, but very burned aftertaste Not at a beer festival
Cask Orkney Dragonhead Stout 4.0% ** Smells and tastes like that smelly garden twine, but I like it! CAMRA Scottish 2004
Cask Orkney Northern Light 4.0% * Hoppy but slightly too bitter an aftertaste. Not at a beer festival
Cask Orkney Orkney Blast 6.0% * Blande CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Orkney Raven Ale 3.8% * Non offensive. CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Orkney Red MacGregor 4.0% ** Smells very organic! Caledonian 2003
Cask Orkney Red MacGregor 4.0% 0 Just didn't like it CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Orkney Scapa Special 4.4% * Dregs of the cask, but tastes ok. CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Orkney Skullsplitter 8.5% ** Just for the 8.5 Nether Abbey 2001
Cask Orkney St Magnus 4.5% * Another non-descript beer. CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Peelwalls Good Swallow 3.8% * She's more likely to spit! CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Phoenix Double Gold 5.0% 0 Very strong flavour, but a tad bitter for me. Not at a beer festival
Cask Phoenix Navvy 3.8% * Bitter and sour with a bit of citrus. Not at a beer festival
Cask Phoenix Skelington 4.1% * Flowery, but sour! Tappit Hen 2012
Cask Phoenix Snowbound 4.3% ** Nice hoppy point that's perhaps pushing the bounds of my dryness factor. Not at a beer festival
Cask Phoenix White Tornado 4.3% 0 The faces I'm pulling with the bitterness of this reminds me of my one week old son's funny faces! Tappit Hen 2010
Cask Phoenix Wobbly Bob 6.0% * Malty sweet toffee - quite nice. CAMRA GBBF 2007
Bottle Pitfield 1850 London Porter 5.0% * Too burned for my taste Not at a beer festival
Cask Plockton Hitched 4.1% 0 Too bitter and brown! CAMRA Scottish 2011
Cask Ramsgate Gadds No 3 5.0% 0 Minging! Sour and bitter! Stags' 2007
Cask RCH East Street Cream Premium Bitter 5.0% 0 F*cking minging! Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Refresh Lowenbrau 5.2% ** (Lager) Typical fizzy poof juice Caledonian 2002
Cask Ringwood Fortyniner 4.9% * Tastes funny after a kebab Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Ringwood Old Thumper 5.6% ** But too sweet to drink all night Caledonian 2003
Cask Robinsons Dizzy Blond 3.8% ** Slightly flowery with a bitter edge Tappit Hen 2008
Cask Robinsons Double Hop 5.0% 0 It was like I sucked a lemon Caledonian 2002
Cask Robinsons Tempus 4.2% * Average. Not at a beer festival
Cask Rooster's Cirrus 4.3% ** Mild and average, wee bit bitter Caledonian 2001
Cask Rooster's Yankee 4.3% ** Citrisy and bitter, but nice Caledonian 2002
Cask Ruddles Hedgerow 4.2% ** Interesting citrus flavour, but couldn't have too many. Not at a beer festival
Cask Saint Austell Tinner's Ale 3.7% * Average! Gullane 2005
Cask Saint Austell Tribute 4.2% ** Non offensive ... just beer stuff. Not at a beer festival
Cask Salopain Lemon Dream 4.5% *** Tastes like a thinner Hoegaarden Not at a beer festival
Cask Samual Smith's Extra Stout 4.5% ** Very full bodied and dark malt. Not at a beer festival
Bottle Samual Smith's Taddy Porter 5.0% 0 Dark wattery bitter. Not at a beer festival
Cask Scottish Borders Game Bird 4.0% * Just very samey. CAMRA Scottish 2011
Cask Sharp's Doom Bar 4.0% ** Mild and inoffensive CAMRA GBBF 2007
Bottle Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale 2007 7.0% 0 Just too sweet tasting! Not at a beer festival
Cask Shepherd Neame Best Bitter 4.1% 0 F*cking right it is! Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger 5.2% * It has an aftertaste Nether Abbey 2001
Cask Shepherd Neame Master Brew Bitter 3.7% 0 Toothpaste still affecting taste, but it's still sh1t Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Shepherd Neame Master Brew Bitter 3.7% ** Re-rated: Cannae quite mind how it was! Not at a beer festival
Cask Shepherd Neame Spitfire 4.7% * Nothing to write home about Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Skinners Cornish Scream 4.3% 0 Jobbie water!!! Tappit Hen 2012
Cask Skinners Splendid Tackle 4.2% ** Floral flavour - and pork scratchings on first sip (but that may have been my lunch)! Not at a beer festival
Cask Smiles Smiles Best Bitter 4.1% ** Slight taste of chocolate Haughfest 2007
Bottle St. Peter's Organic Ale 4.5% ** Thick body and full of character. Not at a beer festival
Bottle Staffordshire Leek Danebridge IPA 4.1% ** Quite live and tastey - on par with Hoeggarden Not at a beer festival
Cask Stewart Brewing 80/- 4.4% *** Definitelly s good session beer! CAMRA Scottish 2007
Cask Stewart Brewing Cauld Reekie 6.2% ** Very rich, dark, malty stout with a fragrant aftertaste of heather or nettles or something Not at a beer festival
Cask Stewart Brewing Copper Cascade 4.2% ** Tasty, but not for a session. CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Stewart Brewing Edinburgh No.3 4.3% ** Not bad for his first brew. Bland to start, but 2nd was better. Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Stewart Brewing Edinburgh Gold 4.8% ** Goldy tasting. CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Stewart Brewing Forth Mist 3.9% ** Middle of the road wheat beer - tasty but not too cloudy. Not at a beer festival
Cask Stewart Brewing Hop Around The World (North Atlantic) 3.9% *** Nice hoppy session beer! CAMRA Scottish 2011
Cask Stewart Brewing Light Edinburgh Draught 3.5% *** Lovely lightly flavoured session beer with a bit of a fruity aftertaste. CAMRA Scottish 2010
Cask Stewart Brewing Pentland IPA 4.1% ** IPA with a little extra taste. CAMRA Scottish 2004
Cask Stonehenge Danish Dynamite 5.0% *** Damn tasty beer - strong if on a session though! Not at a beer festival
Cask Strathaven Claverhouse 4.5% * Quite fruity and toffeeish CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Strathaven Clydesdale IPA 3.8% ** Average really. CAMRA Scottish 2011
Cask Strathaven Summer Glow 3.9% ** Lovely cirtus / flowery smell; same taste; but leaves a waxy coating on the back of the throat. CAMRA Scottish 2010
Cask Strathaven Trumpeter 4.2% * Blande. CAMRA Scottish 2007
Cask Sulwath Black Galloway 4.4% ** Really nice strong malty flavour. CAMRA Scottish 2008
Cask Sulwath Criffel 4.6% * Got distracted ... can't remember! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Sulwath Cuil Hill 3.6% * A bit middle of the road CAMRA Scottish 2008
Cask Sulwath Hells Bells 4.5% ** Nice dark malt. Alloa Mayfest 2008
Cask Sulwath Knockendoch 5.0% * Very blande. CAMRA Scottish 2007
Cask Sulwath Solway Mist 5.0% 0 Threw the minging pish down the sink! CAMRA Scottish 2004
Cask Sulwath Solway Mist 5.0% ** Re-rated: Very fruity, but not for a session. CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Sulwath The Black Galloway 4.4% ** Smokey treakle CAMRA Scottish 2006
Bottle Taras Boulba Extra Hoppy Ale 4.5% 0 Very hoppy, but couldn't have too many! Not at a beer festival
Cask Tetley Imperial IPA 4.3% * You know those blocks in urinals?... Caledonian 2002
Cask Theakston Black Bull 3.9% 0 Sending shivers down my spine Caledonian 2001
Cask Theakston Mild 3.7% * Innofensive! McCowans 2004
Cask Theakston Old Peculiar 5.7% * Fruity, but sh1t towards the end Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Thornbridge Jaipur 5.9% ** A wee bit of spice - not bad. Stags' 2008
Cask Thornbridge Kipling 5.2% * Too late hopped for this time of night. Stags' 2007
Cask Three B's Doff Cocker 4.5% ** Nice flowery flavour to start. Bitter aftertaste - good though. Tappit Hen 2010
Cask Three B's Stokers Slake 3.6% ** Nice mild, roasty malt. Tappit Hen 2010
Cask Thwaites Wainwrights 4.1% 0 Blond jobbie water! Tappit Hen 2010
Cask Timothy Taylor Dark Mild 3.5% * Liquid Rivita! Stags' 2007
Cask Timothy Taylor Golden Best 3.5% * Funny tast that I can't recognise Caledonian 2001
Cask Timothy Taylor Golden Best 3.5% ** Re-rated: Much better than I expected Nether Abbey 2004
Cask Timothy Taylor Havercake Ale 4.7% 0 The most minging pish I've ever had ... today! Caledonian 2002
Cask Timothy Taylor Landlord 4.3% ** Pretty average really Caledonian 2002
Cask Tinpot Chocolate Pot 4.5% * Malty with chocolate aftertaste, but couldn't do many! Alloa Octoberfest 2010
Cask Tinpot Prunepot 4.0% * Strong aftertaste of prunes I guess! CAMRA Scottish 2012
Cask Tinpot Rubarb And Ginger 4.5% ** Didn't really taste either of them, but still a nice beer. CAMRA Scottish 2012
Cask Titanic Iceberg 4.1% * Average! Gullane 2005
Cask Titanic Golden Age 4.6% * Too bitter Caledonian 2001
Cask Titanic Life Boat 4.0% * Average dark taste, slightly sour Tappit Hen 2008
Cask Titanic Rule Brittania 4.2% ** It's either ok, or my taste buds are dead Nether Abbey 2001
Cask Tom Wood's Lincoln Imp 5.1% ** Nice caramel flavour Not at a beer festival
Cask Traditional Scottish Ales Aleoween 4.2% * Assume the aroma and taste are pumpkin - nice and interesting, but no more than a pint! Alloa Octoberfest 2010
Cask Traditional Scottish Ales Bannockburn 4.2% 0 Drinking sewage water! CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Traditional Scottish Ales Ben Nevis 80/- 4.0% * Flavour ok, but served too cold. May have scored higher otherwise. Not at a beer festival
Cask Traditional Scottish Ales Bramble 4.2% ** Nice fruity flavour. Alloa Octoberfest 2010
Cask Traditional Scottish Ales City of Stirling 4.8% * Malty, but mneugh! CAMRA Scottish 2007
Cask Traditional Scottish Ales Ginger Explosion 5.0% * More ginger flavour in a ginger snap biscuit! Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Traditional Scottish Ales Glencoe Wild Oat Stout 4.5% ** Shocked at how much smokey chocolate there was! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Traditional Scottish Ales Lomond Gold 5.0% ** Very warming, smooth and sweet. Not at a beer festival
Cask Traditional Scottish Ales Stirling Brig 4.1% 0 Sh1t! CAMRA Scottish 2004
Cask Traditional Scottish Ales Wallace 700 5.0% ** Chocolate or caramel ... can't decide! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Traditional Scottish Ales Wallace Monument 4.8% ** Can't remember CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Traquair House Bear Ale 5.0% * Went too malty at the end CAMRA Scottish 2003
Cask Triple FFF Alton's Pride 3.8% * Can't remember! CAMRA GBBF 2007
Cask Tryst Amarillo Hop 3.9% *** Bitter aftertaste, but a nice hoppy front end. Stirling 2011
Cask Tryst Blathan 4.0% *** Lovely flowery and fruity light ale. Stirling 2011
Cask Tryst Brockville Dark 3.8% 0 Bitter enough to send shivers down my spine! McCowans 2004
Cask Tryst Buckled Wheel 4.6% ** Tasty, but a slightly sour behind. CAMRA Scottish 2010
Cask Tryst Carron Oatmeal Stout 5.0% ** Seams a bit thinner than the last time I had it where it coated the throat! CAMRA Scottish 2011
Cask Tryst Carrondale IPA 4.2% * Acquired taste me thinks - very bitterly hoppy! Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Tryst Dark Shaft 4.5% ** Nice, but nothing special. Alloa Mayfest 2008
Cask Tryst Raj IPA 5.5% * Nice flowery taste, but too bitter on the aftertaste. Larbert Springfest 2010
Cask Tryst Smasher 4.6% * Quite bitter, but not bad. Alloa Mayfest 2008
Cask Tryst Summit Extra 4.4% ** Slightly bitter, but flowery. Alloa Octoberfest 2010
Cask Twickenham Daisy Cutter 6.1% ** Ok, but non-descript. CAMRA GBBF 2007
Cask Twickenham Original 4.2% ** Nice bitter edge, but not too much. Not at a beer festival
Cask Ulverston Laughing Gravy 4.0% 0 Every mouthfull made me quinge! Not at a beer festival
Cask Valhalla Auld Rock 4.5% 0 Bunged up hoover! CAMRA Scottish 2004
Cask Valhalla Old Scatness 4.0% ** Very smokey and light. CAMRA Scottish 2007
Cask Valhalla Simmer Dim 4.0% 0 Sewage - need I say more? CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Valhalla White Wife 3.8% * A bit non-descript CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Wadworth 6X 4.3% 0 Started to smell like sh1t Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Wadworth Henry;s IPA 3.6% 0 Sour jobby water! Tappit Hen 2010
Cask Weetwood Oasthoust Gold 5.0% ** First of the day - hair of the dog - nice :-) Not at a beer festival
Cask Westons Herefordshire County Perry 4.5% ** (Perry) Sweeter than I'd imagined! Gullane 2005
Cask Westons Old Rosie Scrumpy 7.3% * (Cider) A little bit of a tart! Gullane 2005
Cask Westons Stowford Press 4.5% ** (Cider) Refreshing after all that beer Caledonian 2002
Cask Westons Traditional Scrumpy 6.0% ** Sweet and sour, but couldn't have too many Haughfest 2007
Cask Wickwar Rite Flanker 4.3% * A slightly burned flavour, but not the best. Not at a beer festival
Cask Williams Brothers 7 Girraffes 5.0% *** Damn nice. Spicy. Alloa Mayfest 2008
Cask Williams Brothers 80/- 4.2% ** Very dark, very burned roast flavour, very nice but too much for a session. Not at a beer festival
Cask Williams Brothers Cock O' The Walk 4.3% ** Average bitter. CAMRA Scottish 2011
Cask Williams Brothers Ebulum 6.5% ** Dark, burnt and I'll fall over with too many! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Bottle Williams Brothers Fraoch Heather Ale 5.0% *** Slightly different to cask, but hell yeah :-) Not at a beer festival
Cask Williams Brothers Fraoch Heather Ale 4.1% *** Didn't even have to prove it! CAMRA Scottish 2005
Cask Williams Brothers Ginger Beer 3.8% ** Very, very nice ginger tang - only lost a point as I couldn't drink it all night! Alloa Octoberfest 2010
Bottle Williams Brothers Grozet 5.0% ** Interesting, but not as nice as Fraoch Not at a beer festival
Cask Williams Brothers Joker 5.0% *** Very nice. Alloa Mayfest 2008
Cask Williams Brothers Kelpie 4.4% 0 Dark burned stuff CAMRA Scottish 2006
Cask Williams Brothers Kelpie 4.4% * Tried it again - just can't describe it! Stirling 2011
Cask Williams Brothers March Of The Penguins 4.9% ** Cracking dark malt! CAMRA Scottish 2012
Cask Williams Brothers Midnight Sun 5.6% ** Very nice dark malt, a bit fruity too. CAMRA Scottish 2008
Cask Williams Brothers Profanity Stout 7.0% ** Very rich dark malt, but with a sweet aftertaste. Stirling 2011
Cask Williams Brothers Stars And Stripes 4.0% * Very flowery, but not my taste. CAMRA Scottish 2008
Cask Woods Quaff 3.7% * Funny taste which I started going off at the end. Not at a beer festival
Cask Woodforde's Wherry Best Bitter 3.8% 0 Another jobbie water! Caledonian 2003
Cask Wye Valley Bitter 3.7% * Promised at first, but I wanted to suck a sheep by the end! Nether Abbey 2003
Cask Wychwood Fiddler's Elbow 4.1% * Bit bitter, but the free half was better Caledonian 2001
Cask Wychwood Goliath 3.7% * Innofensive Nether Abbey 2003
Bottle Wychwood Hobgoblin 5.2% ** Very rich and warming. Not at a beer festival
Cask Wychwood Hobgoblin 4.5% * A bit too malty with not much else Ron Bonar 2003
Cask Wychwood Little Puck 3.7% 0 Worst one so far today! McCowans 2004
Bottle Wychwood Osprey 6.5% ** Very nice - warm and fruity. Not at a beer festival
Cask Wylam 80 /- 4.5% ** Goes down smoothly ;-) Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Wylam Alistair Gilmour's Gold Tankard 4.0% 0 F*ck me, that's sour Nether Abbey 2002
Cask Wyre Piddle Piddle on the Pump 4.0% ** Quite hoppy with an interesting taste I can't place CAMRA GBBF 2007
Cask Wyre Piddle Winter on the Pisste 4.3% * Started off nice and malty, but got a bit bitter Not at a beer festival
Cask York Guzzler 3.6% * Drinkable, but very bitter and blande. Not at a beer festival
Cask York Terrier 4.2% 0 F*ck off tae bu**ery Caledonian 2002
Cask Yorkshire Dales Butter Tubs 3.7% 0 Just too damn bitter for me! Not at a beer festival
Cask Young's Bitter 3.7% 0 Very bitter and jobbie flavour! Not at a beer festival
Bottle Young's Luxury Double Chocolate Stout 5.2% ** Very chocolatey and smokey - nice :-) Not at a beer festival
Cask Young's Special 4.6% * Slightly bitter Nether Abbey 2001
Cask Young's Waggledance 4.0% * Can hardly taste any honey! Not at a beer festival

It looks as if Gav has 509 beer opinions in this selection (out of 509)!

Locations:

  1. Beer has been drunk on occasion other than a beer festival, which may be more accurate rating!
  2. Feb 2001 : Nether Abbey Hotel, North Berwick - 12th Annual Beer Festival
  3. Jun 2001 : The Caledonian Brewery, Edinburgh - 10th Annual Beer Festival
  4. Feb 2002 : Nether Abbey Hotel, North Berwick - 13th Annual Beer Festival
  5. Jun 2002 : The Caledonian Brewery, Edinburgh - 11th Annual Beer Festival
  6. Feb 2003 : Nether Abbey Hotel, North Berwick - 14th Annual Beer Festival
  7. May 2003 : The Fisherman's Tavern Hotel, Dundee - Ron Bonar Beer Festival
  8. Jun 2003 : The Caledonian Brewery, Edinburgh - 12th Annual Beer Festival
  9. Jun 2003 : The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh - CAMRA 1st Scottish Traditional Beer Festival
  10. Jan 2004 : Nether Abbey Hotel, North Berwick - 15th Annual Beer Festival
  11. May 2004 : McCowans Brewhouse, Edinburgh - 3rd Annual Beer Festival
  12. Jun 2004 : The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh - CAMRA 2nd Scottish Traditional Beer Festival
  13. Jun 2005 : The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh - CAMRA 3rd Scottish Traditional Beer Festival
  14. Oct 2005 : Gullane Village Hall, Gullane - Inaugural East Lothian Cask Ale Festival
  15. Mar 2006 : Nether Abbey (in Masonic Lodge), North Berwick - 16th Annual Beer Festival
  16. Jun 2006 : The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh - CAMRA 4th Scottish Traditional Beer Festival
  17. May 2007 : The Haugh Field, East Linton - East Linton's 1st Beer and Music Festival
  18. Jun 2007 : The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh - CAMRA 5th Scottish Traditional Beer Festival
  19. Aug 2007 : Earls Court, London - CAMRA 30th Great British Beer Festival
  20. Nov 2007 : The Volunteer Arms, Musselburgh
  21. May 2008 : Alloa Mayfest, Town Hall, Alloa - 22nd Alloa Mayfest
  22. Jun 2008 : Tappit Hen, Dunblane
  23. Jun 2008 : The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh - CAMRA 6th Scottish Traditional Beer Festival
  24. Nov 2008 : The Volunteer Arms, Musselburgh
  25. Mar 2010 : Dobbie Hall, Larbert - CAMRA 2nd Larbert Springfest
  26. May 2010 : Tappit Hen, Dunblane
  27. Jun 2010 : The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh - CAMRA 8th Scottish Traditional Beer Festival
  28. Oct 2010 : Alloa Octoberfest, Town Hall, Alloa - 19th Alloa Octoberfest
  29. Jun 2011 : Adam House, Edinburgh - CAMRA 9th Scottish Traditional Beer Festival
  30. Aug 2011 : Albert Halls, Stirling - Stirling Real Ale Festival
  31. Jun 2011 : Corn Exchange, Edinburgh - CAMRA 10th Scottish Traditional Beer Festival
  32. Oct 2012 : Tappit Hen, Dunblane



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