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Telephone: +44 (0) 1667 404 555
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:30pm.
Brewer: Andrew Fulton, Kevin Sarling, Magnus Flett
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Opened: 1988

U.S. Importer: Legends Limited

Contributors: Enrico, Mario Kornmesser, Richard R Tinurelli

Postal address: Sinclair Breweries Ltd, Cawdor, Nairnshire IV12 5XP.

Updated: December 8, 2018


Beer List

  • 4.00% abv.

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    4.60% abv.
    • Date: September 24, 2000 (#3540)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Belmont Station, Portland OR
      Score: 17½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Beautiful deep red-brown color, thick head. Dark caramel aroma with hints of licorice and dark rye bread. Light body, dark and sweet.

  • Ordinary Bitter
    3.80% abv.

  • Scottish-Style Export Ale
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: February 16, 2001 (#3769)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Woodman's Food Market #20, Green Bay WI
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright red-brown, thick head. Mildly skunked, lots of caramel malt aroma. Medium body, richly malty, toasty. Faint skunkiness at the end...excellent beer otherwise.

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    Traditional Strong Scotch Ale
    8.50% abv.
    • Gold Medal (Barley Wine), 2001 CAMRA Champion Beer of Scotland
    • Beer of the Festival, 2001 Manchester National Winter Ales Festival
    • Second Place Champion and Second Place (Strong Bitter), 1999 Cambridge Beer Festival
    • Date: April 24, 1998 (#2750)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Sam's Wine and Spirits, Chicago IL
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red, moderate carbonation, low head. Smoky aroma, like a Rauchbier. Big smoke flavor, fairly sweet, eternal smoke finish.