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

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5394) - 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 (1262) - 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 (7117) - 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 (1198) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (9895) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2007
Cask (Fort William): Clear, amber coloured, off-white, lacing foam; distinctive fruity (raspberries and cinnamon) and toasted-malty nose; bitter flavour with a light acidity, light bodied; cinnamon again detctable in the bitter-fruity finish. Spicy, but a bit demanding...........

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Derby BF. An amber coloured beer with a ruby hue. The aroma is slightly sweet and nutty with caramel and fruit. The taste is sweet, malty and has caramel. An Ok beer. (6,3,6,3,13(3.1))

Tried again at JDW Rugby Handpumped.Really nice this time. Malty and fruity with woody notes and brambles. Some toffee in the nose Very decent and drinkable. (7,4,8,3,15(3.7)
Score is an average of the two.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 20, 2007
Half pint pulled at The Market Porter at London Bridge (London), a clear brown with a bubbly off-white head. A good flowery malt aroma with just a touch of spice. A smooth palate, sweetish at first, but then more biscuity malt flavours come through with a drying finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2007
August 11. 2005 in Tail Race Inn in Kinlochleven, Scotland, draught. It’s a very dark brown beer with a nice and lasting head. The aroma is malty with hints of fruit. The flavour isn’t as malty or sweet as I had expected, but it does have light sweetness and clear notes of roasted malt, caramel, fruit, berries and licorice and a nice bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (20240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: APR 4, 2007 dark brown/red, strong roasted malt aroma, full bodied fruity malt let dwon for me by too strong a bitter linger


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