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Atlas Three Sisters (Bottle)

Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Bitter
Stromness, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Three Sisters Scottish Ale (4.2% abv) is a dark, fruity, refreshing ale that proves a perennial favourite, and is named after the dramatic range of mountains in Glencoe.
Chocolate Malt helps to give this beer its very attractive dark ruby colour, as well as contributing to some of the toasty and liquorice flavours in the beer.
However, a very large charge of whole-flower hops balances the dark malt character with an abundance of hop fruit flavours. These include dried and fresh fruit flavours as well as some more citrus tones not normally found in such a dark beer.
There’s enough ‘going on’ in Three Sisters to keep even the most demanding real ale aficionado happy, whilst the very approachable fruit makes this a popular drink across the board.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6315) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle at Inverness Airport. It pours deep brown with a thick beige head. The nose is caramel, wood, old leather armchair, furnature polish and dried fruits. The taste is toasty, earth, wood, leather, caramel, decent bitterness and peppery notes. Well rounded and rather drinkable. Nice bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
k0mpsa (1082) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark mahogany color, white head. Aroma is sweet malty, fruity. Sweet malty body, roasty, little hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5567) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2014
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 15.04.2014
Aroma is unusual for a bitter. It has malty feeling, resiny tones and some apricot – feels actually like a Belgian blonde. Perhaps also hints of cardboard in the background. Flavour has some apricot, some berries, distant resiny tones and some cardboard. Finishes with distant grassy tones. Not very English and not very bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrJamesMcEwan (35) - SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2014
"Gently roasted barley malt gives a deep ruby colour and delicate toasted flavour. This Scottish style 80/- ale has a light fruitiness with a crisp aftertaste". Mild toasted aroma, dark brown colour, wet wood & toast taste, very fizzy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1277) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle, gift from Mum. Clear amber body with a thin beige head. Average carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of nuts, wood and faint cap gun smoke. Weak flavour of stewed tea, fennel, gingerbread and a bitter, tangy finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A decent Bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19230) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
Bottled. Clear copper colours, coarse head. Apply nose. Mid sweet with clean mouthfeel. Caramel grass and apples, notes of glue. Mid bitter finish. Sterile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours dark brown, no head to speak of. Aromas is all raisins and toffee, light smoke. Taste has more sweetness , but not a bad bitter note. Body is light, texture a bit thin. finishes sweet. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClubGonzo (3946) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle from Vaaland Spesialbutikken Ølutsalg, Bryne. Pours a slightly hazy nougat brown body with a small creamy off-white head. Nose is raisins, grainy malts, straw and hints of peat and caramel. Taste is mild caramel and peat tones, toffee and hints of straw and brown sugar in the back. Light body, soft carbonation. Pretty ordinary Scottish ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (6582) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2013
500 ml bottle. L2267. BBE Mar/17. (K-Citymarket) Vantaa, Finland.
Clear red colour with a small frothy white head. Woody and nutty malty aroma with some hops. Red Ale style. Mild bitter hops and dry woody and nutty malt in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (434) - SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Clear reddy-amber beer with a thick foamy head. Fruity malt aroma and the taste is a sharp fruit hit with a toasty, malt backtaste. The finish is surprisingly light and hoppy.

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