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Orkney Wayfarer (4.4%) (Bottle)

Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stromness, Scotland


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Wayfarer India Pale Ale (4.4% abv) is a brilliant golden ale with a dry, refreshing bitterness, in the style made famous by Scottish and English brewers’ exports to slake the thirsts of the Raj.
Small amounts of Crystal Malt, Caramalt and Atlas Malted Wheat are added to our best Pale Ale Malt to give this beer its distinctive caramel-and-biscuit maltiness. This, together with a spiciness from Bramling Cross hops, dominates the appealing nose.
On the palate, the Bramling Cross hops and our yeast combine to produce a distinctive yet delicate orange-marmalade taste.
The aftertaste is dominated by a strong but smooth bitterness, which gives this beer a clean, refreshing finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. A lightly hazy golden colored beer topped by a small, white head. Some diacetyl in the fruity aroma. Cellar hints. Dry on the palate with a nice bitterness. Fruityness, bready hints and some diacetyl. Lasting finish. Very boring, and sure no IPA. Drinkable though. 141228

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (1973) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2014
Duft av appelsin og honning. Dunkel gulbrun farge. Tynt dekkende skum, heng langs kant. God smak av appelsin med en ettersmak av honning og noe syrlig ettersmak av furu barnåler. Kjøpt inn under navnet Atlas Wayfarer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottled 16/04/14. A golden coloured beer with a white head and lace. A zesty and spritzy hoppy beer. Lemony citrus notes. Becomes a little sickly after a while. Over sherberty. Not really enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorm (1586) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 27, 2014
Dunkel lys gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt, gress og sitrus. Smak av sitrus, malt og furu. Fruktig, syrlig og litt tørr. Supermarked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k92488 (329) - NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
Flaske fra lokal butikk. Lyst skum som forsvant raskt. Humle Aroma. Frisk. Litt karamel smak. Smaker litt ubestemmelig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Cloudy golden beer with medium head. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is tangerine, citrus, mild piney hops and a bitterness throughout. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1073) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle B&M. Quite cloudy, pale yellow, thin white head. Lovely citrus fruit hop and biscuity malt nose. Hoppy palate which lingers well...nice! Good beer, shame its so hazy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Meny. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity hoppy. Taste is fresh fruity bitter, with a unpleasant butterscoth addition, ruined this one for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle - Yellowy Gold in colour. Fruity; grapefruit and lemon citrus. Hoppy; piney and grassy hops. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Good fruit/hop/malt balance. Moderately bitter citrus fruity meets sweet malts. Increasingly bitter into the dry finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
500ml Bottle: BBD end of Feb 15, poured twice into a half-pint countryman glass tankard at home on 29th Dec 13. A slight haze in my golden bodied beer, the white head tried to stay the distance and almost made it, carbonation bubbles rose throughout the 500ml. A little too citrusy and raw for my palate, piny feel as well, but those lemon flavours did for me. The malts were not strong enough to give any sweetness to the brew and that allowed the hops ’free range’ to do as they wished. Just not ’my cup of tea’, but I’ve scored it objectively!

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