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


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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 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 (4648) - 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 (31499) - 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 (9110) - 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.

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