Stewart 80/- | Stewart Brewing Ltd

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Brewed by:
Stewart Brewing Ltd
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kmacphail on 07-23-2008

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Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Opaque black-brown body with a very good head.
Fine malty/nutty aroma and flavor.
Smooth medium+ body

Overall: recommended.

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Photo of Zimbo
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darkish brown with ruby highlights this projected a balance of fruit and earth within the malt profile. Head retention is poor though and the nose suggests a heady experience

A bit slick on the tongue at first before taking on a firmer quality. A pretty decent take on the 80 but a bit more Bordeaux than the classic Burgundian like qualities of a classic pint of Belhaven 80. Could do with some more harmonious integration of its various parts. Decent enough though.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass. Reviewed December 2010.

A: Darkish. A mild head tops a pretty, red, (barely) clear beer. Some lacing.

S: Sweet, a bit sour, and with noticeable fruit. Nice-ish.

T: I like it! Malty-sweet, a bit watery, but still good. The creamy head is extra-delicious and disappears too soon. A fruity character dominates the maintaste. The aftertaste is smooth, with lingering fruit.

M: Increasingly watery, much to my disappointment. The creaminess was nice, but by the end, it's just washy. Maybe a bit of bitter dryness, but only on the feel (not the taste).

D: Definitely a half-pinter -- the first half of my glass was far more pleasant than the last half. Still, a sold pick and one of the better cask ales I've had.

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Photo of nickfl
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A clear, dark brown body with ruby highlights topped with a small, off white head. Good retention, but weak lace.

S - Dark bready malt and lightly sweet caramel with a little bit of toffee. Just a hint of herbal hop aroma in the background.

T - Watery caramel up front with a little bit of toffee and some brown sugar. The caramel intensifies toward the middle with a hint of molasses. Some light hop flavor in the finish with just enough bitterness to balance the malt.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - An enjoyable scottish ale. The malt character is not overly complex, but it hits on all the major points of the style and the beer is certainly easy enough to drink.

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Photo of kmacphail
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I sampled this beer in the Dagda bar in Edinburgh.

The beer poured a dark ruby colour with a nice thick creamy head that gave good retention and left rings on the glass.

The nose was typical of a Scottish beer; sweet malts, slightly toasted, with a good deal of fruitiness. These flavours continued through to the mouth with an initial burst of toasted malts, followed by a fruity kick then with a lingering aftertaste of sweet malts: very nice indeed.

The beer was medium - heavy bodied; ideal for a Scottish beer but not too heavy that you couldn't have a few. I have to admit that I enjoyed it that much I stayed for a few more, at 4.4% this is would make an ideal session ale.

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Stewart 80/- from Stewart Brewing Ltd
3.91 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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