The Playfair
Edinburgh, EH1 1AA

The Playfair
Edinburgh, EH1 1AA

Cask beers available

Cask beers available

Icarus - 4.5%

Icarus

Blindmans

4.5% abv

This ruby-coloured ale is brewed ...

This ruby-coloured ale is brewed with a blend of fine malts and quality hops, resulting in a rich, full flavour, with a fruity, red berry character and hints of toffee emerging in the satisfying finish.

Ossian - 4.1%

Ossian

Inveralmond

4.1% abv

A pale, golden coloured brew ...

A pale, golden coloured brew with a full bodied fruity flavour with distinct nutty tones and a hoppy, zesty orange aroma, derived from First Gold and Cascade Hops.

Doom Bar - 4%

Doom Bar

Sharp's

4% abv

Bitter with a faint flowery ...

Bitter with a faint flowery aroma and a moderately fruity, malty taste. The finish is long but pleasantly bitter with some sweetness and dryness.

Birrificio Argo Terzo Tempo - 4.4%

Birrificio Argo Terzo Tempo

Wadworth

4.4% abv

This straw-coloured beer is the ...

This straw-coloured beer is the brewery’s interpretation of an American cream ale, with a pleasing malty nose which leads to a malty sweetness in the full flavour, balanced by a moderate hop bitterness, resulting in a refreshing, clean finish. Brewed exclusively for J D Wetherspoon at Wadworth Brewery, Devizes by Stefano di Stefano, Birrificio Argo, Parma, Italy.

JD Boss Hogg - 4.7%

JD Boss Hogg

Wadworth

4.7% abv

This golden ale is brewed ...

This golden ale is brewed using solely the Cascade hop variety – this allows the fruity, spicy and subtle grapefruit characteristics to shine in both its aroma and flavour. Brewed exclusively for the Oct 2019 Wetherspoon real-ale festival.

Deuchars IPA - 3.8%

Deuchars IPA

Caledonian

3.8% abv

Rich in character and long ...

Rich in character and long on refreshment. Solid gold in colour, strongly aromatic, with hints of fresh citrus. The distinctive light malt and fresh floral flavours combine with the zesty citric hop to deliver a mouth-watering adventure.

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Joker IPA - 5%

Joker IPA

Williams Brothers

5% abv

Created from a complex layer ...

Created from a complex layer of malts and blended hops, this well balanced IPA delivers satisfaction every time. Golden in the glass, fruity on the nose with hints of cedar. Joker IPA is bitter/sweet, full of flavour and is sure to put a smile on your face.

Misty Law - 4%

Misty Law

Kelburn

4% abv

Named after Renfrewshire’s highest hill, ...

Named after Renfrewshire’s highest hill, in Lochwinnoch. A dry hoppy amber ale with a long-lasting bitter finish.

Caramel Stout - 4.8%

Caramel Stout

Grafton

4.8% abv

Chocolate malts, real chocolate and ...

Chocolate malts, real chocolate and cocoa, well balanced with Fuggle hops.

Birds & Bees - 4.3%

Birds & Bees

Williams Brothers

4.3% abv

Brewed for the summer evenings ...

Brewed for the summer evenings when we down tools for the day and retire to the beer garden. This bright, golden ale is a blend of lager malt, Cascade, Amarillo and Nelson Sauvin hops with a late infusion of elderflower. Fruity, aromatic and deliciously refreshing.

Skye Gold - 4.3%

Skye Gold

Isle of Skye

4.3% abv

The taste of grain has ...

The taste of grain has always been a vital part of the Scottish brewing tradition. The result is an ale with the flavour of gentle hops, a creamy head and just the right amount of bitterness.

Young Pretender - 4%

Young Pretender

Isle of Skye

4% abv

A refreshing, sessionable full flavoured ...

A refreshing, sessionable full flavoured dry and slightly hoppy golden ale.

Sunset - 4.4%

Sunset

Arran

4.4% abv

Nose: Citrusy grapefruit notes are ...

Nose: Citrusy grapefruit notes are abundant, backed up with some essences of used leather and a scent of smokiness to finish off. Palate: Powerful flavour of citrus fruits from the hops. There are dry notes of grape fruit, wood, some smoke just like the aroma of the beer. Appearance: Dark golden hue with great clarity, fluffy white head in the company of a gentle carbonation.

Cart Blanche - 5%

Cart Blanche

Kelburn

5% abv

Named after Paisley's river, White ...

Named after Paisley's river, White Cart Water, this golden full-bodied ale boasts smacks of flavour. The appearance is enhanced by a touch of wheat malt, giving good head retention and a wonderfully dry after-taste that won't be easily forgotten. As the name suggests feel free to enjoy 'Cart Blanche' as the mood dictates.

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