The Red MacGregor - Orkney Brewery
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4.19/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
First Scottish beer to win the BIIA world cask beer gold medal.
Dark copper reddish color with a two finger head with short retention but leaving a curtain of laces.
What a superb aroma, explosion of red fruits, I could swear they were added to the recipe. Then followed by some nice lychees and grapefruit citrusy with English earthy hops notes and caramels.
Fruity flavor with a Cascade hop citrusy. Notes of grapefruits, plums, floral and earthy hops, guaraná, lychees, nuts, caramel and toasted malts. Dry aftertaste with an elegant bitterness.
Body of a Session beer with good carbonation.
A light Scottish Ale. Very good beer, refreshing, tasty and still complex. I would love to see a version with higher alcohol and body (don’t recall well how this compares to their robust Skull Splitter).
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2013 18:14:19 | More by FLima
4/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I swear it smelled like spearmint gum from the bottle before I poured it....
little head, dissipated to nothing quickly, save for a thin layer. rusty copper color (does copper rust?), kind of like the color of the amber the prehistoric mosquitos got caught in. not brown. not amber, more like a 'gold-brown'...
from the glass I get a candy-malty-toffee with a hint of pine and fruit.
taste is a tad bitter, tastes kind of old. definitely british(?). a little sweet. I want to say it tastes like a burnt wire or a bad residue from some jib... decent malts, but I question the freshness.
overall, it's okay. 4% abv, obviously they are trying to make their 'trademark'. it also may actually be older than expected for drinking due to the place I purchased it.
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2013 01:14:58 | More by pkalix
4.05/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On cask at Torridon Inn, from notes.
A - a deep red ruby brown, full tan head that sticks around with great lacing. 4
S - hops come through with fragrant grapefruit, delicate roasty malt, hints of rye sour tartness. Very full, interesting and tasty. 4
T - fruity citrus and apples over a strong malty base, nutty and slight sour citrus. Awesome taste, slight caramel coming through and good depth. 4.
M - a full caramel maltiness and light hoppy esters, light session body, smooth carbonation, refreshing. 4.
O - a very tasty and complex beer, very enjoyable. Will have again. 4.25
Serving type: cask
06-17-2013 21:27:28 | More by mick303
The Red MacGregor from Orkney Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.