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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19192) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3891) - 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.

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.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Cask @ Abbotsford, Edinburgh. Deep red with stable head and lacing. Really nice aroma. Fruity and spicy with a big fresh malt. Flavors are bread, fruit, and spice. Balanced with dry, hoppy, toasty finish. Nuanced but integrated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7930) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
Reddish-amber. The aroma is very toasty, breadcrusty - nice - with some fiery, almost smokey warmth to the aroma. The body is toasty, malt-accented but dry, with a hint of burnt breadcrust. Complex malts without being overly sweet. Good balance. This Scottish ale is one of the few I found in Scotland that is close to what Americans think a Scottish Ale is.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5156) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2003
Chappel Beer Fest, Pump. A darkish copper coloured brew with a foamy & bubbly head. Bramble & nettle aroma. A beautiful soft but firm mouthfeel with a lovely darkly fruity flavour and a wonderful surging fruit tinge in the finish. Very nice!

3.6
   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.


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