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  • Premier Icon scotroutes
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    It’s really not that good. It has a typical “old school Scottish” over-sweetness.

    Pretty sure it’s also available in bottles.

    hora
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    I love the flavour. Just right.

    The only ale/beer etc that really really hits the spot.

    coffeeking
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    Interestingly this is the mental image I’ve always had of hora ^^

    peterfile
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    I don’t suppose Buckfast also happens to be your favourite wine?

    andymc06
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    I thought you meant Innis and Gunn!!!

    I thought you meant anything from Brewdog!!

    twinw4ll
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    Buntingford Polar Star, nothing comes even remotely close,
    it is THE GRAIL.

    bigG
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    I have a similar geographically challenged desire for Wadworth 6X that I’ve never managed to buy anywhere other than the South West of England. Which is about 450 miles from where I live.

    Cally 80 is a cracking pint right enough.

    hora
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    How cruel is this? The only ale/beer etc that really really hits the spot.

    And its only sold in bonny Scotland. Calledonian 80/- you **** beauty.

    Brewdog? Trading on name only, nowt special and definitely not worth the cost.

    Cally 80 is pretty good, surprised you can’t get it in Morrisons as they stock it up here IIRC and do a decent selection.

    Premier Icon buck53
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    It’s a sweet-ish Scotch ale, right? That being the case then a darker Belgian beer f should go down pretty well, usually one or two of those in a decently stocked supermarket/offy.

    athgray
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    Look out for beer from the Top Out brewery based just outside Edinburgh. Had one called Smoked Porter that tasted of bothies. That is a compliment btw. Probably the most deeply bodied beer I have ever tasted.

    Spin
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    Brewdog? Trading on name only, nowt special and definitely not worth the cost

    Why do they feel the need to print such a lot of guff on their bottles? It’s a beer not a lifestyle.

    Spin
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    I’ll tell you what really is shite and also depressingly ubiquitous: most of the Cairngorm Brewery’s output.

    Spin
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    Scotroutes, where is that Spey stuff on draught? I’ve never seen in the wateringholes I frequent down Spey way.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    I’m drinking a Spey Valley Stillman’s IPA at the moment, should go rather well with my stir fry later.

    Also got a Thrappledouser from Inveralmond as above for later ^

    Check out Aldi, they have a very decent real beer/ale section as that’s where the above two came from.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Spin – Member
    Scotroutes, where is that Spey stuff on draught? I’ve never seen in the wateringholes I frequent down Spey way.

    Spey Valley Brewery products are almost always in the Mash Tun in Aberlour and in the Richmond Arms in Tomintoul. Other outlets tend to do it as a short-term guest beer.

    Aldi had some bottled stuff on sale recently as part of their “Beer Festival”. I’ve three cases of SVB stuff in my garage at the moment πŸ™‚

    Spin – Member
    I’ll tell you what really is shite and also depressingly ubiquitous: most of the Cairngorm Brewery’s output.

    I’m very partial to a Trade Winds, though I’m currently drinking a Caillie that was given me as part of a gift set for sorting out someones bike.

    Spin
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    I’m very partial to a Trade Winds

    It was because of Trade Winds that I included the ‘most’ in my post although even it is quite variable on draught.

    I really shouldn’t complain, I remember the bad old days in Scotland when your choice was lager or heavy.

    I’ll keep my eye out for SVB.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Well 80 bob is OK but…

    Oh and I recall having Cairngorm Wildcat up north some years ago and thinking it was jolly good.

    Premier Icon Smudger666
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    Red isle from Orkney? Or a dark isle. Om nom!

    A lifetime’s search and Caley 80’s the best you cann come up with? Seriously?
    Deuchars IPA

    Spin
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    Oh and I recall having Cairngorm Wildcat up north some years ago and thinking it was jolly good.

    I’m probably just a bit pissed off with finding it everywhere and getting substandard pints.

    whatnobeer
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    A lifetime’s search and Caley 80’s the best you cann come up with? Seriously?

    Deuchars IPA

    Seriously?

    Spin
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    Deuchars IPA is nothing special but a good session ale.

    Chubby, please see my gif posted above.

    Oh, and enough with the boring Scotchish beers, people!

    Mikkeler Monk’s Elixir, oak barrel cranberry version
    Oakham Green Devil
    Hop Back Summer Lightning
    Agatop Farm Beer*

    *My home brew. πŸ˜‰

    Spin
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    Mikkeler Monk’s Elixir, oak barrel cranberry version

    Fruit and beer? Get thee behind me satan.

    Oh,and Speedway Stout.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Mikkeler Monk’s Elixir, oak barrel cranberry version,……what?….Oh you mean Christian Kiddy Sucker, sweet dribbling monk-juice beer?.

    I’m sure it’s nice if you like that sort of stuff…………. πŸ˜‰

    Deuchars IPA is nothing special but a good session ale.

    Quite. Available and reliable.

    oak barrel cranberry version

    PMSL – does it ome with an umbrella and a cherry ?

    Premier Icon wallop
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    Tonight I had Brains British Summer – very nice!

    rkk01
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    From the other end of the UK

    That’s what we call a proper job πŸ˜‰

    nbt
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    I am a big fan of Cairngorm Brewery’s Blessed Thistle. Only ever seen it in Scotland, and only in bottles: would like to try some on draught.

    Premier Icon allfankledup
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    Some interesting thoughts on here

    Re 6x -when we lived in Devizes the more popular beverage was IPA

    And for Scottish beer, Williams brewery from Alloa….

    MrNice
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    another fan here of Deuchars IPA as reliably good. Not that I’m going to find it in yorkshire. And I guess it could have turned to pish in the last 15 years, but I used to like it. Maybe best to ignore me…

    ElShalimo
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    I’m surprised nobody has mentioned Thornbridge Jaipur
    Lovely lovely beer

    Available south of the border

    rkk01
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    Williams Caesar Augustus is a lovely drop

    gordimhor
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    @ Athgray “Tastes like bothies” oatcakes and mouseshit bound together by a pale waxy substance that is all over the table πŸ™‚ another vote for Innis and Gunn -whisky beer or Deuchars IPA

    Premier Icon riddoch
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    Tesco carries Deuchers IPA down here in Sussex.
    Innis and Gunn was set up by the people that set up the Caledonian brewery before the sold it to one of the bigger ones.

    Albanach
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    Quite like St Andrews Brewing Company selection these days.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    riddoch wrote:

    Innis and Gunn was set up by the people that set up the Caledonian brewery before the sold it to one of the bigger ones.

    IIRC, they use beer to season whisky barrels before using them for cask-conditioning stuff like 80/- but they used to pour the “seasoning” brew away. Then someone had the idea of selling it…..

    jimw
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    An teallach ale or beinn dearg from the An Teallach brewery at Dundonnell is well worth trying if you are ever in Wester Ross.
    If you like Caledonian 80/- you’ll like the An Teallach ale in particular
    The best kept pint of the above was from the Melvaig Inn, well worth a visit (and the food is good too)

    athgray
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    gordimhor πŸ™‚ True picture, but I was thinking more of a couple of blocks of dry peat on the wood burner.
    Give it a go, it is nice believe me. I prefer bog standard I&G to the whisky or rum one. Another small brewery with quality output is Traquair. Also for a summer drink Atlas Latitude is good.

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