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The Grill (McGinty's Group)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fyne - JarlGood3
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedGood1
Fyne - Great Pacific Hop PatchGood1
Fyne - PekkoGood1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney SessionAcceptable1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake AleAcceptable1
Windswept - MistralAcceptable1
Fyne - MaverickAcceptable1
Fyne - Sublime StoutAcceptable1
Deeside - SwiftPoor1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Blizzard (Atlas range)Not Tried0
Fyne - Superior IPANot Tried0
Cromarty - Hit The LipNot Tried0
Windswept - WolfNot Tried0
six°north - HopocrisyNot Tried0
Deeside - BlondeNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Red MacGregorNot Tried0
Windswept - WeizenNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Inveralmond - Ossian's AleNot Tried0
Stewart - Jack BackNot Tried0
MòR - Tea VicarNot Tried0
Spey Valley - Sunshine on KeithNot Tried0
Stewart - Radical Road ReverseNot Tried0
Keith - Stout KeithNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Grill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

02 Feb 2020 (McGargle)
Jarl. £4.10.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80GoodAfter a long journey this was just the job.
Windswept - Mistral0.00AcceptableGluten free but thin.
Spey Valley - Sunshine on Keith3.50Not Tried
Stewart - Radical Road Reverse4.60Not Tried
Keith - Stout Keith5.00Not Tried
01 May 2019 (McGargle)
New owners as of 5pm yesterday. They're hoping to fix the toilets. Good idea.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney Session3.80AcceptableGrainy in the house style.
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10Not Tried
Stewart - Jack Back3.70Not Tried
MòR - Tea Vicar3.80Not Tried
05 Jul 2018 (McGargle)
Early evening and busy. Free beer as the Peko ran out before they could pull full measure.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Pekko3.80GoodFresh single hop pale ale.
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Fyne - Maverick4.20Not Tried
Windswept - Wolf6.00Not Tried
29 Dec 2016 (McGargle)
Busy after work.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80GoodSurprising how quickly a revolutionary beer subsides to middle of the road.
Fyne - Maverick4.20AcceptableMuddy.
Deeside - Swift3.80Not Tried
Deeside - Blonde3.80Not Tried
03 Oct 2016 (McGargle)
Friendly service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake Ale4.10AcceptableUninspiring golden ale.
Deeside - Swift3.80PoorServed in good condition this was supposed to be an American Pale Ale. It wasn't. Just a characterless bitter.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Red MacGregor4.00Not Tried
Windswept - Weizen5.20Not Tried
22 Sep 2016 (McGargle)
Spoiled for choice. As always the service was excellent. Friendly welcome and staff always knew who was next to be served. Others take note.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentCrisp and refreshing.
Fyne - Superior IPA7.10Not Tried
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80Not Tried
Windswept - Wolf6.00Not Tried
six°north - Hopocrisy4.80Not Tried
Deeside - Blonde3.80Not Tried
30 Dec 2015 (McGargle)
Typical crowd.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80AcceptableBit tired. £2.80 a pint.
Fyne - Maverick4.20Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Blizzard (Atlas range)4.70Not Tried
01 Oct 2015 (McGargle)
Very busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Sublime Stout6.80AcceptableAt its best this is a deep and subtle beer. This wasn't and seemed poor value at £4.35.
08 Sep 2015 (McGargle)
Nothing of interest. Think London Pride, Red MacGregor.
BeerABVScoreNotes
30 Aug 2015 (Ray)
Late evening and trade ticking over.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Great Pacific Hop Patch5.50GoodNot entirely convincing APA. Hops should have been more forward.

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About The Grill

The pub sign. The Grill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent6
Good18
Acceptable11
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 6BA.

Long, narrow single roomed bar in Union Street, with very strong local trade. Usually three ales available plus an excellent selection of single malts. On CAMRA's National Inventory - have a look at the plaster work above the gantry. Bought by McGinty's Group in early 2019.

We have visited this pub 47 times, seen 55 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB11 6BA