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The Marine Hotel (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Siren Craft - Suspended in SabroExcellent1
RedWillow - EffortlessExcellent1
Box Social - Gentleman's Nectar Pale AleGood1
Burning Sky - SummertimeGood1
Summer Wine (SWB) - Resistance Dark MildGood1
Fyne - JarlGood5
Box Social - Setting Fire to Sleeping GiantsAcceptable1
Crossborders - Hop Series PaleAcceptable1
Gypsy Hill - InspectorPoor1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Fallen - New World OdysseyNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Chance Your ArmNot Tried0
North - SputnikNot Tried0
Williams Brothers - Midnight SunNot Tried0
Cromarty - WhiteoutNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Windswept - Coffee PorterNot Tried0
MòR - CaledonianNot Tried0
Stewart - 80/-Not Tried0
MòR - -ish!Not Tried0
Windswept - BlondeNot Tried0
MòR - ScodeNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Cairngorm - StagNot Tried0
Cairngorm - BuzzNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - CometNot Tried0
Williams Brothers - Severn GiraffesNot Tried0
six°north - Centennial Not Tried0
Strathaven - TeuchterNot Tried0
MòR - Calm and WiseNot Tried0
Cromarty - KowabungaNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

17 Jun 2019 (McGargle)
Local trade. Good cask range.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Summertime4.50GoodSuper light and refreshing.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Cromarty - Kowabunga4.60Not Tried
29 May 2019 (McGargle)
Busy - mostly local trade.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Suspended in Sabro4.00ExcellentGreat 'new' hop in an ultra-hazy beer. Easy drinking but with a depth of flavour.
Box Social - Setting Fire to Sleeping Giants3.50AcceptableThis didn't quite work. Interesting but with an astringent finish. 2* maybe.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
MòR - Calm and Wise3.50Not Tried
08 May 2019 (McGargle)
Desolate outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Williams Brothers - Severn Giraffes5.10Not TriedSevern (sic)
six°north - Centennial 6.00Not Tried
Strathaven - Teuchter5.60Not Tried
16 Apr 2019 (McGargle)
Unusually good cask choice. Keep it up please.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Summer Wine (SWB) - Resistance Dark Mild3.70Good
Gypsy Hill - Inspector4.50PoorColman with Boxcar this was supposed to be a fruited mild but it tasted like a sour!
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Cairngorm - Buzz4.60Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Comet4.00Not Tried
25 Mar 2019 (McGargle)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Cairngorm - Stag4.10Not Tried
Crossborders - Hop Series Pale3.80Not Tried
19 Mar 2019 (McGargle)
Quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crossborders - Hop Series Pale3.80AcceptableUnfiltered and murky. Muddled hop profile.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Stewart - 80/-4.40Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Windswept - Blonde4.00Not Tried
MòR - Scode4.00Not Tried
12 Mar 2019 (McGargle)
Busy, late afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
RedWillow - Effortless3.70ExcellentCracking NZ Pale Ale.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Stewart - 80/-4.40Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
North - Sputnik5.00Not Tried
MòR - -ish!4.20Not Tried
06 Mar 2019 (McGargle)
Drizzly night. Loudish, tortured music.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentBordering 5*.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
Windswept - Coffee Porter5.60Not Tried
MòR - Caledonian4.20Not Tried
11 Feb 2019 (McGargle)
Very quiet. Table service as the bar top was being refurbished.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Williams Brothers - Midnight Sun5.60Not Tried
Cromarty - Whiteout3.80Not Tried
Fallen - New World Odyssey4.10Not Tried
04 Feb 2019 (McGargle)
Good beer list.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Box Social - Gentleman's Nectar Pale Ale4.20GoodSlightly astringent pale ale.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Fallen - New World Odyssey4.10Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Chance Your Arm3.80Not Tried
North - Sputnik5.00Not Tried

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About The Marine Hotel

The pub sign. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent91
Good151
Acceptable66
Poor42

Website.

The pub is found in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2JY.

Freehouse enjoying a fantastic harbour side location in Stonehaven's conservation area. 5 or 6 real ales, with an emphasis on Scottish micros; the house beer, Dunottar Ale, comes from Inveralmond. Excellent selection of bottled beers especially from Belgium plus interesting kegs which may be from Westmalle, Kwak or De Koninck. 2009 CAMRA Scottish Pub of the Year.

We have visited this pub 245 times, seen 361 different beers and tried 197 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB39 2JY