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%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5594) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1131) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (16728) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2471) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5249) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2005
Cask conditioned at NERAX 4/28/2005
Dark, caramel-auburn colored body, foamy white, well-retained head. Fruity nose, deep and expressive with plenty of sweet toffee. Caramel, berries, yeast and earthy malt notes. Very good from the first smell, and just as good while drinking. Or so I thought. Medium body, no wateriness, great malt extraction, hops not overdone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (33459) - 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).

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