Caledonian 80/-
The Caledonian Brewing Company

Caledonian 80/-Caledonian 80/-
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From:
The Caledonian Brewing Company
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Style:
Scottish Ale
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 15.69%
Ratings:
136
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 20, 2017
Added:
Nov 06, 2000
Wants:
  30
Gots:
  7
SCORE
85
Very Good
Caledonian 80/-Caledonian 80/-
Notes: None
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3.88 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Jun 20, 2017
 
3.75 by steverx8 from England on Sep 09, 2016
Photo of Sheppard
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Sheppard from Massachusetts

Pours a pretty perfect bright brown. Soft off white head. This was served on nitro so the look is especially pillowy. It is a creamy, nutty (almonds), toasty concoction that is extremely pleasant to drink. Lots of brown ales are too heavily hopped, but this had some subtlety and finesse that is much appreciated.

Jun 12, 2016
Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by chinchill from South Carolina

500 ml bottle with a BB date stamp of 31 Jan. 2016.

Poured deep red-amber with a decent size tan head that displayed very good retention and left ample lacing on the glass.

Feel: medium-full body with medium carbonation.

Flavor: lightly hops such that the hops are obvious but the ale is just mildly bitter and about equally malty and hoppy.

O: wel crafted but not very interesting or complex. It did improve and strengthen with warming

Apr 20, 2015
 
4 by BeerLoverCRM from Florida on Sep 27, 2014
 
3.5 by vauxhaulastra from Scotland on Aug 23, 2014
 
3.5 by sephyrott from Spain on May 25, 2014
 
2.75 by Hanglow from Scotland on May 02, 2014
 
4.25 by dipso123 from Oregon on Apr 18, 2014
 
4 by Casparwhittey from Washington on Mar 02, 2014
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2.56/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by Alexnzx from Ireland

I see this beer gets very high reviews. Had two bottles of this beer the other day and to be honest I found it a bit bland. Defenitely nothing special enough to deserve all the praise it seems to be getting.

I remember having a few of cans Newcastle Brown Ale a few weeks back. This is what I find this beer is very similar to.

Feb 02, 2014
 
3.75 by RevCraig from Canada (ON) on Jan 25, 2014
 
4.25 by Hoppy_McGee from Canada (ON) on Jan 09, 2014
 
3.5 by Schmoog from Scotland on Dec 29, 2013
 
3.75 by Patabirra from Virginia on Dec 15, 2013
 
4 by cazo from Ireland on Nov 06, 2013
 
3.5 by rale from France on Oct 27, 2013
 
3.5 by abeeronthebeach from California on Oct 03, 2013
 
3.75 by GraduatedCashew from California on Aug 28, 2013
 
3.5 by innominat from Ireland on Aug 17, 2013
 
3.75 by TheBeeraholic from Canada (ON) on Jun 15, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by IdeaSpeeder from Canada (ON)

Serving Type - 500ml can, poured into a nonic glass

Appearance - Pours an amber/medium brown color. Medium to low carbonation. Head is creamy and think, but dissipates quite quickly.

Smell - Definitely sweet smelling, with some toffee and malt aromas coming through. Possibly some dates.

Taste - Sweet and 'malty'. Some fruity flavours.

Mouthfeel - Thick, but average for the style. Carbonation is unobtrusive

Overal - 4/5

Apr 13, 2013
 
3.75 by yancot from Canada (ON) on Mar 23, 2013
 
4 by weerezboy from Washington on Mar 06, 2013
 
4.25 by Vyronian from Canada (ON) on Jan 20, 2013
 
4.5 by BILF from Israel on Jan 14, 2013
 
2 by blues53 from Massachusetts on Jan 09, 2013
 
3.75 by deleted_user_127363 from Canada (QC) on Dec 17, 2012
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3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by mick303 from Canada (ON)

Pours a chestnut colour with decent head and good lacing. Little in the way of carbonation.

Smell has mainly caramelized malt, with a nutty aspect. some coffee

Taste is good, a nice complimenting balance of malt and bitterness on the end. Every bit a scottish ale. Not too sweet, there's a nice bitter finish on it. A nice coating semisweet maltiness. If its not especially deep, it is quite pleasing.

Mouthfeel is quite light, it is very refreshing and sessionable.

An easy drinking tasty scotch ale, doesn't try to be anything its not, and balanced quite well. Lacks a bit in body.

Dec 09, 2012
 
3.75 by whatsgoody from Vermont on Nov 24, 2012
 
2 by cfalovo97 from Canada (ON) on Nov 11, 2012
 
5 by dmcclurejr from Ohio on Nov 08, 2012
 
3 by bigox420 from Canada (ON) on Oct 07, 2012
 
3.75 by Molson2000 from Canada (ON) on Sep 10, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by brewskifan55 from Mississippi

At the Kenilworth, Edinburgh

A: Cola brown. A frothy one finger head that lingers. Wondrous lacing.

S: Malts come on strong. Sweet, toffee.

T: Smooth, light, malty, a bit smokey.

M: Light, watery. Not much carbonation.

O: Very drinkable. Recommended.

Jul 27, 2012
 
4 by ThinkAgain from Canada (ON) on Jul 19, 2012
 
5 by Graze from New York on Jul 07, 2012
 
3.75 by WeissBoy from Canada (ON) on May 21, 2012
 
4 by RedAleMan from Canada (ON) on Mar 25, 2012
 
4.5 by Rlombardi75 from Canada (ON) on Jan 27, 2012
Caledonian 80/- from The Caledonian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 136 ratings