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Blue Lamp (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cromarty - Atlantic DriftExcellent1
Cromarty - KowabungaGood2
Cromarty - Happy ChappyGood4
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.
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.
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.
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10PoorIdeal for Halloween. Plenty of toffee, some wrapping paper. Maybe 2.5*.
08 Sep 2016 (McGargle)
Busy for Pixel.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake Ale4.10Not TriedDidn't bother. Drank Grolsch.
09 Jun 2016 (McGargle)
Great night for Fat Suit.
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.
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10GoodLess rounded and very slightly harsh.
16 Mar 2016 (McGargle)
Lounge packed for the first night of the Jazz Festival.
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10ExcellentSmooth, hoppy and fresh.
16 Apr 2015 (McGargle)
Quiet. Hope it gets busier.
Cromarty - Atlantic Drift3.50ExcellentFor its strength this is a good take on an APA. Sadly drinkable.
09 Apr 2015 (McGargle)
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.
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


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