Appropriately enough I picked up my pint of Edinburgh Gold from Stewart Brewing in the excellent Teuchters Landing in Leith, which is the port area of the Scottish capital. You can't go more than two pubs in Edinburgh without finding a selection of Stewart Brewing beers so I think by the end of the trip they will probably be the brewery I've reviewed most on this site, along with Titanic Brewery. Edinburgh Gold from Stewart Brewing looks exactly like you'd imagine given the name. The beer pours a nice clear gold with a thin, but stable, white head.
The beers aroma is quite heavily malt driven as you'd expect from a golden ale. You'll get biscuit notes and a few citrus hops. Edinburgh Gold from Stewart Brewing is a fairly light, easy to drink golden ale where the biscuit malts lead the way and the lighter floral hops just lurk around in the background. To be honest anyone that's had a fairly standard British bitter is going to recognise the taste, but while it's a little plain it's certainly not unpleasant as a 4.8% session bitter. Edinburgh Gold from Stewart Brewing isn't a beer that will excite you, but it's a drinkable 7 out of 10 offering.