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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.
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.
21 Mar 2015 (McGargle)
Again busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80GoodCrisp and very refreshing.
19 Mar 2015 (McGargle)
Busy for the jazz festival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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'.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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)
Quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good20
Acceptable22
Poor15

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