Signature - Maclay Inns Ltd.

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Ratings: 1
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.68
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Brewed by:
Maclay Inns Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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(Beer added by: Dantes on 04-14-2003)
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3.68/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Imperial pint at ~45º, poured from a growler.

Appearance: Surprisingly rich, dark tawny color. Looks more like an ESB than a British mild or basic bitter. Typical casked-beer appearance. Thin, loose head that quickly resolved down to a thin, patchy skim. The russet body was appropriately cloudy, warming my heart in anticipation. Some very finely beaded carbonation.

Smell: This had a somewhat thin, but malty aroma, with toasty, biscuity elements.

Taste: This probably suffered some from having been hand-bottled into a glass jug and hand-carried to the U.S. However, this possessed some nice hops complexity (supposedly Fuggles and the late-addition of Styrian Goldings) but this beer is about the malt. This bitterness was backed up by a nice toasted-bread sensation and a semi-sweet maltiness. However, the middle and finish were a bit watery and thin.

Mouthfeel: Classically cask-smooth and satisfying. Probably a bit flatter than it would normally be, resulting in a somewhat watery, thin body.

Drinkability: A very classic, light-ABV, session ale.

A friend of mine brought this back for me from a fishing trip to Scotland. Maclay contracted Belhaven to produce this beer for a chain of pubs, and is meant as a return to the traditional ingredients and methods involved in producing a classic British bitter. I’m not a huge fan of Belhaven’s beers (with the exception of Wee Heavy), but they have succeeded in creating something with a different flavor profile. This beer won’t rock your world, but it is a must-sample if you find yourself in bonnie Scotland!

Bottom Line: A good example of a British session mild.

Signature from Maclay Inns Ltd.
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