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

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6445) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
deyholla (6834) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle. Poured a clear amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma had notes of dough and a musty woods as well as some chocolate. Flavor was musty as well that made the other notes (chocolate and light fruits) less enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15824) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
8th May 2008. Smooth ale with toffeish malt and a nice fruity note in the finish. A brief bitter snap at the very end.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6260) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2009
Small creamy pale beige head. Reddisy coppery body. Faint floral aroma with fruity notes. Dry-sweetish roasty caramelly fruity taste with floral notes. Very harmonic. Soft, mild, and smooth mouthfeel. Clean palate. Mid-bodied. Dryish roasty wooden dusty aftertaste with fruity notes. Very, very nice. (0.25l cask, Cloisters, Edinburgh.)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31624) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2009
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small and slight tan head. Roasted caramel ad slight breadish malt aroma. Bitter and light liqourice hoppy to a mild roasted caramel malt and slight sweet base flavour. Mild citrusy and light bitter flavoured finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
An Lochan Inn, Scotland. Cask, 250708. Dark amber with white head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Flavor of chocolate and red berries.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (955) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2008
Dark amber with good head. Aroma has esters / pears and some chocolate. Light body and carbonation. Tangy taste with fruitiness and some bitterness - part hops and part dark malt. A nice unusual beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker St ’Sporks.
Clean dark brown with a thin but stable light beige head and lots of lace. Creamy malt aroma with some slight dusty hoppage. Really pleasant caramel malt with plenty of fruit and nut and some balancing bitter hops in the finish. Lingering earth and bitterness. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2008
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Rich buttery aroma. Taste is gentle, sweet caramel malt, pleasantly balanced with the mid bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 23, 2007
Cask, Aikmans Cellar Bar, St Andrews. Clear golden, thin off-white head. Nose is spicy and earthy with some clear roasted maltiness. Mouth is bitter hops with some more spicy tones, but finishes clearly bitter with a malty balance.


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