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Blue Lamp (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cromarty - Atlantic DriftExcellent1
Cromarty - Hit The LipGood2
Cromarty - KowabungaGood2
Cromarty - Happy ChappyGood3
Isle of Skye - Skye GoldAcceptable1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Latitude Pilsner (Atlas range)Poor1

Visits Details

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.
21 Mar 2015 (McGargle)
Again busy.
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80AcceptableSurprised how quickly this has 'settled'.
20 Mar 2015 (McGargle)
Packed for the Sons of Kemet. Can't imagine a sax, tuba and two drums line-up but they went down a storm for the packed house.
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80GoodCrisp and very refreshing.
19 Mar 2015 (McGargle)
Busy for the jazz festival.
Isle of Skye - Skye Gold4.30AcceptableLots of money on re-branding. Same old beer.
12 Mar 2015 (McGargle)
Beer ran out. Slow to change it over. Ona busy night they really should have a second pump 'ready to go'.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Latitude Pilsner (Atlas range)3.60PoorTired and characterless.
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10Not TriedCame on too late to save the day.
19 Feb 2015 (McGargle)
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10PoorMaybe 2*. Let's not waffle. 2* it is. Mish mash of malt,hops and cardboard. Knowing Cromarty I strongly suspect this is not a brewing problem.

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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 65 times, seen 23 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB25 1BU