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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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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5063) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2006
Cask, Milne’s Bar, Edinburgh. Copper color. Hoppy and malty aroma. Quite bitter, bit dry taste. Regular bitter actually.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
[cask from blackfriars] Some toasty notes of caramel give it a good malt back bone, balanced with some hop notes of citrus fruits and pine. decent body slightly dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2006 1. Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 22/03/2003 Dark amber coloured with some richness and sweetness. Dry malty finish. 2. Cask Handpump at Wilkie’s Tavern, Warrington 21/04/2003 Amber mid brown coloured with some fruitiness and a lasting malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2005
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy copper with large creamy head. Fresh, leafyaroma, hints of orange-peels and tropical fruit. Very fruity flavour of oranges, mango, vanilla and cookies wiith long dry aftertaste. Very good session bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 7, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Creamy, booring, but good brewed. The foam is good and stays for long time. BUt nothing special on it, a little creamy, but not exactly one of those creamy beers. Yellow, not gold, but pale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2005
Blackfriers. This bar is a new found home to me of recent times. Aroma is malty with the hops balancing well, and creating some fruity notes. Taste is very similar with the fruit giving it a great smoothness and very well balanced taste. One of the best cask scotish beers iv had for a while.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1052) - SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2005
Had this in the Abbotsford Bar, Rose st, Edinburgh, where it’s called Atlas Abbotsford Ale. A darkish ale with a nice mixture of malt and fruit on the palate. Good pint.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13632) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2005
Cask gravity Kent beer festival. Mahogany colour with fruity malt nose of red/dark fruits. Caramel fruits in mouth but then the sharp hop finish throws this beer out of balance. Could be good, but the hop and malt need better intergratio n

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2005
Cask at Nevisport Bar, Fort William. Dark red. Malty, fruity aroma (sour red fruits), hints of chocolate, grapefruit. Good mouthfeel (medium-firm for the abv). Finishes with promised hop and a bit of sour fruit. Excellent stuff. Sampled the following day in Kinlochleven at the Tailrace Inn - slightly mellower sample, grapefruit and sour red berry thing not as evident, still excellent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2005
Gravity cask @ Hants Bowman, Dundridge. Moderately dark. Malt and almond with toffee aromas. Fairly dry with light delicate bitterness. A bit watery.


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