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Carriages (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island HoppingExcellent1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa SpecialExcellent1
Houston - KillellanExcellent1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Christmas LightGood1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney SessionGood1
Brains - SA Gold (now 4.3% see separate entry)Acceptable1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordAcceptable1
Adnams - Southwold BitterAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideAcceptable1
Fyne - Piper's GoldAcceptable2
Belhaven - IPAPoor1
Jennings - Cumberland AlePoor1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Strathaven - Clydesdale IPANot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Caledonian - Over the BarNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Houston - FestivalNot Tried0
Strathaven - Ginger JockNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale AleNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Robinsons - CrusoeNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)Not Tried0
Caledonian - Flying Scotsman (superseded by 3.5% version)Not Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood HobgoblinNot Tried0
Houston - Peter's WellNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Eden Mill (formerly Eden (St. Andrews)) - Clock BrewNot Tried0
Strathaven - Midnight WalkNot Tried0
Picture 1. Carriages, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

30 Apr 2015 (McGargle)
Eight pumps but not too much of interest.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney Session3.80Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Houston - Peter's Well4.20Not Tried
Houston - Killellan3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
Eden Mill (formerly Eden (St. Andrews)) - Clock Brew4.30Not Tried
Strathaven - Midnight Walk4.00Not Tried
23 Dec 2014 (McGargle)
Deathly quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa Special4.20ExcellentServed in perfect condition through a tight sparkler.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
21 Feb 2013 (McGargle)
You'll never find a range to excite but Carriages excel in presenting their beer in the best possible condition.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island Hopping3.90ExcellentHoppy and quenching.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Houston - Peter's Well4.20Not Tried
Houston - Killellan3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
27 Nov 2012 (Ray)
Early evening - lots of business peole. Uninspiring beer choice again.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30AcceptableJust.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
10 Dec 2011 (McGargle)
Lounge bar is now signed as The Brentwood Bar but locals still refer to Carriages so I'll stick with that. Plenty of national blands available - not much to excite though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Christmas Light3.80GoodTypical Highland malt bill and yeast with some subdued hopping produces a lower strength version of St. Magnus.
29 Oct 2011 (McGargle)
Very quiet. No real atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Piper's Gold3.80GoodMuch better. Golden ale with plenty of drying hops and a fruity finish.
Fyne - Piper's Gold3.80PoorWarm and flat. Obviously not pulled through for some time.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Caledonian - Flying Scotsman (superseded by 3.5% version)4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
15 Jul 2011 (ChrisE)
Friday evening, and a good place to relax with a pint after a busy day touring the area's public houses.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Houston - Killellan3.70Excellent
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Robinsons - Crusoe3.90Not Tried
Belhaven - IPA3.80Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
29 Jun 2011 (McGargle)
Really quiet mid-evening. How can they support 10 pumps?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Acceptable
Belhaven - IPA3.80PoorLittle to enthuse about. No hops, just sweetish malt. Tired?
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Brains - SA Gold (now 4.3% see separate entry)4.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried
18 Jun 2011 (McGargle)
Very quiet. Very pleasant service. Beer range still fails to excite.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - SA Gold (now 4.3% see separate entry)4.70AcceptableRoutine golden ale.
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00PoorNo character other than slightly harsh in the mouth.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Houston - Festival4.00Not Tried
Strathaven - Ginger Jock4.00Not TriedOthers said this was insipid with chemically hints.
11 Mar 2011 (McGargle)
Not very atmospheric at the best of times tonight it was just quiet. Typically uninspiring beer selection - just missing Flowers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70AcceptableDark brown: little of interest in this serving.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
Strathaven - Clydesdale IPA3.80Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried
Caledonian - Over the Bar4.20Not Tried

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About the Carriages

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good3
Acceptable5
Poor3

Website.

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

Carriages is the basement lounge bar attached to the Brentwood Hotel in Crown Street. The lounge is comfortable and is a haven for those wanting a quiet beer. It has a long standing commitment to real ale with up to 10 hand pumps in use. Unfortunately the selection tends to be unadventurous majoring on national brands but does stock some local ales too..

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 39 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB11 6HH