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


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 14, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2004] A deep red beer with no head. The aroma is sweet malty and the flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel - plain but OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 10, 2005
April 3, 2005 - Clachaig Inn, Glencoe Scotland. Hand pulled. Deep amber with off white head. Sweet malty aroma with apple notes balanced well with hops. Nice aftertaste leaves you wanting more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 6, 2005
i liked this one abit more then the nimbus on my sampling craze at the gbbf. suttle toasted malt crunch with light fruit that envelopes a small liquorice liquor flavor.very easy to drink, lets go to session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2004
Cask at Babington Arms, Derby. Red/brown body, thin white head, full malty nose, taste of winter berries and smooth chewy malts. Good one for drinking by the fire (except thsi pub doesn’t have a fire but you know what I mean. Hopefully).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Tawny brown colour with a thin grey head. Rather thin and dull but by no means undrinkable, just average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2006 Cask. Dark with red tints and a beige head. Aromas are fruity malts with chocolate, spices and oatiness. Flavours are rich and malty with oats, chocolate and fruit. Smooth, moreish and good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2004 Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Surprisingly white head on this dark brown ale. Butterscotch dominates its aroma and taste. Pretty sweet (-ish). More malty than hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 3, 2004
Reddish brown coloured. The flavour is malty, dark and fruity. Well balanced with quite some complexity. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2004
Dark red/amber colour. Aroma is predominantly malty with some forest fruits. Sweetish palate, but tempered with a little bitterness. Definitely Scottish in style and an pretty authentic version. However, I didn't find the hop rush or citrus tones claimed by the brewery so I found it a little lacking in bite for my taste. Others who are bigger fans of the style would no doubt rate it higher. Handpump, Head of Steam, Euston, London NW1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19230) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Nut brown. Very fruity with notes of red berries. Sweet and malty with clean, rounded mouthfeel, vital maltiness and a hint of dark chocolate. Grassy bitter finish. Well balanced and really enjoyable.

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