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Old Blackfriars (Greene King)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedAcceptable1
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Cairngorm - HowlerNot Tried0
Inveralmond - Ossian's AleNot Tried0
Belhaven - 80/-Not Tried0
Kelburn - Misty LawNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Golden BestNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Pale RiderNot Tried0
Inveralmond - Inkie PinkieNot Tried0
Arran (formerly Isle of Arran) - Red SquirrelNot Tried0
Tetley - Midsummer MadnessNot Tried0
Belhaven - IPANot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot ReserveNot Tried0
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip Not Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Raven AleNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Not Tried0

Visits Details

25 Aug 2015 (McGargle)
With a smell of lunchtime's cooking and a completely uninspiring range of five ales we moved on without purchase.
BeerABVScoreNotes
21 Nov 2013 (McGargle)
Nothing beers of interets so moved quickly on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Raven Ale3.80Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Not Tried
19 Jul 2012 (McGargle)
Nothing of interest.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10Not Tried
Belhaven - IPA3.80Not Tried
10 Dec 2011 (McGargle)
Very busy but service was quick. Beers on the board didn't match those on the pumps.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80AcceptableEither this beer has changed or I have. Deeper gold and and a more pronounced sweet, malt base. Some light hopping but none of the citrus flavours or bitterness I remember.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50Not Tried
Belhaven - IPA3.80Not Tried
30 Nov 2011 (McGargle)
Quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10Not Tried
Belhaven - IPA3.80Not Tried
31 Aug 2011 (McGargle)
Again let down by Pale Rider. 'On' on the blackboard and pump-clip - 'Off' when ordered. Lazy, again. Service here needs to improve.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10Not Tried
29 Jun 2011 (McGargle)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10Not Tried
Arran (formerly Isle of Arran) - Red Squirrel3.90Not Tried
Tetley - Midsummer Madness3.80Not Tried
Belhaven - IPA3.80Not Tried
08 Jun 2011 (McGargle)
Quiet. See comment on Pale Rider re availability.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not TriedIt was 'On' on the board, it was 'On' on the pump clip but it was 'Off' when ordered. Lazy!
Inveralmond - Inkie Pinkie3.70Not Tried
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10Not Tried
Belhaven - 80/-4.20Not Tried
11 May 2011 (McGargle)
Would have tried the Golden Best but the one member of staff seen was more interested in talking to friends than serving others.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Golden Best3.50Not Tried
11 Apr 2011 (McGargle)
Looking for a light hoppy beer. Nothing of interest so moved across the road.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Cairngorm - Howler5.80Not Tried
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10Not Tried
Belhaven - 80/-4.20Not Tried
Kelburn - Misty Law4.00Not Tried

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About the Old Blackfriars

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good-
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 5BB.

Comfortable, old style, split level pub near Aberdeen's Mercat Cross. It's a popular place and can feel quite full at times but you'll nearly always be able to grab a seat. Although owned by Greene King they do manage a broad selection of guests ales though don't expect anything too out of the ordinary.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 27 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB11 5BB