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Swannay (formerly Highland) Scapa Special

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
AtelierBerwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland13 Nov 2019
Prince of WalesAberdeen, Aberdeenshire05 Jun 2019
Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar)Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire08 Nov 2018
Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2015Rochford, Essex19 Nov 2015
The Compass AlehouseGravesend, Kent14 Nov 2015
The Drapers ArmsPeterborough, Cambridgeshire01 Oct 2015
The Metropolitan BarBaker Street, Central London01 Sep 2015
BlackfriarsInverness, Inverness-shire25 Jul 2015
CarriagesAberdeen, Aberdeenshire23 Dec 2014
Blue LampAberdeen, Aberdeenshire04 Dec 2014
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent13 Sep 2014
The Archibald SimpsonAberdeen, Aberdeenshire21 Nov 2013
The MagpieCity, Central London01 Nov 2013
The Last PlantagenetLeicester, Leicestershire23 Oct 2013
The Bear & Ragged StaffBedworth, Warwickshire19 Oct 2013
The Wash & Tope HotelHunstanton, Norfolk28 Sep 2013
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London18 Sep 2013
The Congress InnStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire16 May 2013
Old Cross TavernHertford, Hertfordshire05 May 2013
The Holy InadequateStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire01 May 2013
Holborn WhippetHolborn, Central London29 Apr 2013
Greyhound InnCoventry, West Midlands20 Apr 2013
CloistersEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of05 Mar 2013
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London28 Feb 2013
The PhoenixCanterbury, Kent10 Nov 2012
Sheffield TapSheffield, South Yorkshire31 Oct 2012
BacchusNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear17 Oct 2012
The Crooked BilletLeigh-on-Sea, Essex07 Oct 2012
The Black FriarBlackfriars, Central London05 Oct 2012
The Marine HotelStonehaven, Aberdeenshire07 May 2011
Smallhythe Place Beer and Music Festival 2010Smallhythe, Kent04 Sep 2010
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2009Margate, Kent11 Apr 2009
CoastguardSt Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent07 Nov 2007

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Atelier, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

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ChrisEExcellent13 Nov 2019

Prince of Wales, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

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McGargleNot Tried05 Jun 2019
McGargleNot Tried01 Aug 2017

Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar), Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
McGargleNot Tried08 Nov 2018
McGargleAcceptable28 Nov 2017
McGargleNot Tried18 Dec 2013
McGargleExcellent16 Dec 2010 Really fresh fruity yeasty aromas lead to smooth mouthfeel and some hopiness which develops in the mouth. Satisfying dry(ish) finish. Pump clip read 4.2% abv.
McGargleNot Tried08 Oct 2009

Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2015, Rochford, Essex

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Philip PirripNot Tried19 Nov 2015

The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

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Philip PirripNot Tried14 Nov 2015

The Drapers Arms, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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HSBNot Tried01 Oct 2015

The Metropolitan Bar, Baker Street, Central London

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HSBNot Tried01 Sep 2015

Blackfriars, Inverness, Inverness-shire

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried25 Jul 2015

Carriages, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

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McGargleExcellent23 Dec 2014 Served in perfect condition through a tight sparkler.

Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
McGargleAcceptable04 Dec 2014 See previous comments. At least it's consistent.
McGargleAcceptable15 Aug 2013 As I wrote before: I don't really get on well with a number of Highland beers - to me they can be thin, dry and grainy. This was one of them.
McGargleAcceptable09 May 2013 I don't really get on well with a number of Highland beers - to me they can be thin, dry and grainy. This was one of them.
McGargleAcceptable16 Dec 2010 Not quite so fresh here. Through the air font it served without a head. Less balance between malt and hops but flavour richer.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

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TobesNot Tried13 Sep 2014
PedroExcellent10 Feb 2013
PedroNot Tried10 Aug 2011
PedroExcellent09 Aug 2011
PedroExcellent08 Aug 2011
DosserNot Tried11 May 2011
PedroExcellent04 May 2011

The Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

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McGargleAcceptable21 Nov 2013 Thin, grainy, limited hopping.

The Magpie, City, Central London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried01 Nov 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Oct 2012

The Last Plantagenet, Leicester, Leicestershire

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Philip PirripNot Tried23 Oct 2013

The Bear & Ragged Staff, Bedworth, Warwickshire

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried19 Oct 2013

The Wash & Tope Hotel, Hunstanton, Norfolk

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HSBAcceptable28 Sep 2013 The description read well on the festival notes. The beer did not live up to it.

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

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oz11Good18 Sep 2013

The Congress Inn, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Nick WillisNot Tried16 May 2013

Old Cross Tavern, Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Philip PirripNot Tried05 May 2013

The Holy Inadequate, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Nick WillisGood01 May 2013

Holborn Whippet, Holborn, Central London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 Apr 2013

Greyhound Inn, Coventry, West Midlands

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Apr 2013

Cloisters, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

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MickNot Tried05 Mar 2013

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Feb 2013

The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

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BrianNot Tried10 Nov 2012

Sheffield Tap, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Philip PirripNot Tried31 Oct 2012

Bacchus, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

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Philip PirripNot Tried17 Oct 2012

The Crooked Billet, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried07 Oct 2012

The Black Friar, Blackfriars, Central London

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IanNot Tried05 Oct 2012

The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

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McGargleAcceptable07 May 2011

Smallhythe Place Beer and Music Festival 2010, Smallhythe, Kent

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WittendenNot Tried04 Sep 2010

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2009, Margate, Kent

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BlairExceptional11 Apr 2009 This is one of the best best bitters I've ever tasted. Fruity with a little hops and malt. Just a pleasure to drink.

Coastguard, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent

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IanGood07 Nov 2007 Fruity strong pale ale. Really quite good. Some toffee, some moderate hop on end. A traditional pale ale.

Swannay (formerly Highland) Scapa Special

4.20% ABV.

We have tried this beer 19 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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