Edinburgh Gold | Stewart Brewing Ltd

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Edinburgh GoldEdinburgh Gold

Brewed by:
Stewart Brewing Ltd
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zerk on 12-28-2005

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by zerk:
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4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep golden with a 1/4 inch head that leaves patches of lace. Aroma and flavor are fruity and floral with notes of bread and a light herbal finish. It has a nice lingering earthy bitterness. Slick mouthfeel with low carbonation. This beer is very light and easy to drink... what I would normally call Bitter, although if the brewer wants to call it a Gold, who am I to argue? Whatever it is, this is an excellent session beer.

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Photo of FadetoBock
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, thanks again to Rob and Karen from Noseworthy Imports, and Jim from Sherbrooke liquor for the sneak peek freebie.

This beer pours a frosted glass, medium golden colour, with a teeming tower of thinly puffy off-white head, which leaves some broad and varied arches of lace around the glass as it consistently recedes.

It smells of crisp, slightly toasted, and biscuity grain, light citrus fruit pith, a bit of baker's yeast, and earthy, tangy, and leafy hop bitters. The taste is somewhat sour, bready malt, a bit of aged lemon fruitiness, and evenly oriented, bitter citrusy and leafy noble hops.

The carbonation is a bit frothy in its bearing, the body a sturdy middleweight, and smooth, but with a slight zesty addendum. It finishes off-dry, the fruity malt and reserved bitterness doing well in their lingering tandem jig.

Overall, a decent Old World bitter, to be sure, with an extra fruity oomph, to placate those without tolerance for the extra-dry, I suppose. Anyways, a welcome addition to the Alberta beer-scape, even if that's to be a wee bit down the road from now.

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Photo of Ajclarko
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hdtrice
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmurray50000
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in the traditional cask pulled tap. This beer was gold and nearly clear. The head settled to the rim only and left no lace.

The beer smells like soured mash of spent grains from a brewery--while not negative, it wasn't what I expected either.

Thin bodied with a low carbonation, this beer comes across as "soft." the flavor is sour with a strong raw grain element. The swallow is of some interest; whereas this beer was dry, I note some blackberry and plum in the aftertaste.

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Photo of champ103
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask at the Guildford Arms in Edinburgh.

A: Pours a clear golden/orange color. A one finger white head forms that sticks around for a while. Light lace is left behind.
S: Toasted malt with kind of a dank hop aroma. Light citrus, lemmon, and grass. Finsihs with some bready malt.
T: Follows the nose. Toasted and bready malt. Light lemmony and citrus hops.
M/D: Lighter than I would like. Though creamy and smooth. Easy to drink. I can quaff a few with no problem.

This is decent. Nothing special, but enjoyable. Worth a try if you see it on cask.

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Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of seanyfo
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1/2 pint served from cask at the Au Bar, Edinburgh.

A- Deep golden body with a 1 finger solid head with sustained retention and lacing. Excellent clarity

S- Aroma is minimal but faint notes of grass, vanilla and a lemony citrus rather than grapefruit. Maybe a little biscuit.

T- Sweetness of malt upfront which is balanced with a lemony citrus note. Hop bite comes through although subdued but does linger well with as semi dry finish. Sweetness is hard to describe, maybe candied.

M- Light, low carbonation, easy drinking.

D- A nice flavour profile with a malt/hop balanced there albeit flavours are maybe not typical of the style. Very enjoyable and refreshing.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hanglow
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Camjmorton
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Dave1999
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreizhen
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Edinburgh Gold from Stewart Brewing Ltd
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 20 ratings