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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
flying_pig (913) - SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2011
On Cask at Edinburgh Airport:
A heavy bitter aroma from this one along with plenty of burnt toast & some dark, sweet malts blended in as well. Some dark fruit along with some spice too.
Ruby black colour with an off-white, thin head that stays the same throughout.
Lots of heavy malts on the taste buds and a fair bit of coffee as well. The spice and burnt toast from the nose are both here, as is the sweet malts & dark fruits with a little bit of coco at the end too.
Smooth bodied & medium in body with a lot of bitter on the palate. It has okay balance & fair drinkability.

A fairly average cask ale in my book that is no different from scores of others I have tried in the past. It taste & smells okay but doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary to really impress me I’m afraid.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2011
Cask@GBBF2010. Reddish amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, mild nutty and leathery notes as well as some floral and grassy hops. Flavour is caramel malts, some wooden and herbal notes as well. Also some mild leathery and floral notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
Reddish-amber. The aroma is very toasty, breadcrusty - nice - with some fiery, almost smokey warmth to the aroma. The body is toasty, malt-accented but dry, with a hint of burnt breadcrust. Complex malts without being overly sweet. Good balance. This Scottish ale is one of the few I found in Scotland that is close to what Americans think a Scottish Ale is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Halfway House, 24 Fleshmarket Close, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1BX.

Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, citrus - orange, apple and toffee notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100205]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5213) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Cask @ Abbotsford, Edinburgh. Deep red with stable head and lacing. Really nice aroma. Fruity and spicy with a big fresh malt. Flavors are bread, fruit, and spice. Balanced with dry, hoppy, toasty finish. Nuanced but integrated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3536) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
cask at Bow Bar in Edinburgh - Pours dark red with a small, lasting head. It has a caramel and toffee malt smell. The flavor is smooth caramel malt with mild hops. The sweet malt leads though. While pretty unremarkable, it’s good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (3975) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 26, 2010
Cask @ Scottish Real Ale Festival 2010. Clear dark golden colour, creamy off-white head. Aroma is slightly toasted malts, caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, caramel malts, fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3214) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 Cask @ The Old Racecourse Hotel, Ayr. Aroma and flavour of nuts, toffee, biscuit, grass & malt. Medium brown with fawn coloured head. Smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2011 Cask, Coventry 2010. Can’t drink it without Tom Waits’ Two Sisters running through my mind- a headstart for any beer. Alas, the ale is mildly anticlimatic with some pleasing butter biscuit, soap, milk and crushed nuts but too faint to be interesting at this stage. Hints of toffee and berries; cask, sulphur and an alluring but faint rub of US hop in the aroma. Tea-hued with a plump cream lid. Pretty good I suppose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Inn on the Green, Bristol 18/02/10. Copper coloured with a frothy, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and fruit aroma with some fruity hops. Flavour was also sweet, with at touch of chocolate, before a contrasting, bitter, hoppy finish. Very good.


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