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Blue Lamp (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cromarty - Atlantic DriftExcellent1
Cromarty - Happy ChappyGood4
Cromarty - KowabungaGood2
Cromarty - Hit The LipPoor2
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake AleNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Raven AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

18 Mar 2017 (McGargle)
Best excuse for a price rise I've heard yet. 50p premium for serving cask ale through a hand pump rather than air font.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10ExcellentOn hand pump. Fresh and juicy.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake Ale4.10Not TriedOn air font.
15 Mar 2017 (McGargle)
Busy. First night of Aberdeen Jazz Festival in Lounge.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80PoorNew lines and fonts. Same tired beer.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Raven Ale3.80Not Tried
27 Oct 2016 (McGargle)
Quiet in the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10PoorIdeal for Halloween. Plenty of toffee, some wrapping paper. Maybe 2.5*.
08 Sep 2016 (McGargle)
Busy for Pixel.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake Ale4.10Not TriedDidn't bother. Drank Grolsch.
09 Jun 2016 (McGargle)
Great night for Fat Suit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80PoorGood beer spoiled by the serve. Warm and flabby.
17 Mar 2016 (McGargle)
Another busy night in Scotland's best jazz bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10GoodLess rounded and very slightly harsh.
16 Mar 2016 (McGargle)
Lounge packed for the first night of the Jazz Festival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10ExcellentSmooth, hoppy and fresh.
16 Apr 2015 (McGargle)
Quiet. Hope it gets busier.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Atlantic Drift3.50ExcellentFor its strength this is a good take on an APA. Sadly drinkable.
09 Apr 2015 (McGargle)
Busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Kowabunga4.60GoodCould have given more attention to the measure.
24 Mar 2015 (McGargle)
The Gaelic choir in the lounge was diverting customers to the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Kowabunga4.60GoodMuted rather than trpoical fruited. Think was not a brewing issue.

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About the Blue Lamp

The pub sign. Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good20
Acceptable21
Poor11

The pub is found in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB25 1BU.

An Aberdeen stalwart of real ale is now down to serving a single beer through the traditional tall font. The lounge bar is probably the best and most atmospheric music venue in the city with a wide range of of jazz, blues, folk and more modern music. Small, intimate public bar is a great place for a chat.

We have visited this pub 60 times, seen 23 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB25 1BU