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


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask: Seasonal - June to August.
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a off white head. Hay and citrus. Crisp. A bit of diacetyl but not overpowering. Smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (4888) - ITALY - AUG 8, 2011
chiara aroma lupppolata leggermente agruamto note maltate delicate piuttosto secca e piacevolmente luppolata

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Cask at Cloisters. A golden ale with a lacy white head. Strange caramel sweets aroma. Butter and sugary aromas also. Grapefruit and pineapple flavours with some passion fruit. A little chewy with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCast_Rich (1840) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2011
[cask at SRAF’11] Light amber pour with a decent white head. Sweet flowery aroma with some citrus hop. Although the hops are there, I found the whole thing very rich and sweet, almost honey-like. Quite refreshing and very fruity [16062011]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (2957) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2011
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 Cask @ 2011 Paisley Beer Festival. Resin cereal aroma. Amber yellow colour with a good head. Resin & citrus fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Reasonable golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
Golden colour. Fruity hops and pedio on the nose. It’s quite a unique combination, really. Somewhat bitter, fruity and with background malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
cask @ State Bar, Glasgow. Clear warm gold with tight head. Aroma of wet hops, pedio, damp earth. The palate is soft and mild. The flavors are pleasant with lots of good hop character. Has a rustic quality with damp earth and pedio sourness. Some sips are better than others. Seems like I may have given it a more generous score than it deserved.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
16th April 2010. Clear gold beer, tiny white head. Immediate sulfur funk. Nice orange fruity hops but the sulfur is stil there. Zesty orange and lemon, mineralls. Remove the sulfur from this beer and it would be very good. As it stands it’s still drinkable with it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3397) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2010
cask at The Oxford Bar in Edinburgh - Pours hazy gold and smells of fruity hops. The flavor is of pale malt with some good hops bitterness and a bit of fruit. It’s pretty light and overall is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1389) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 Cask. The High Cross, Leicester. Aroma is grapefruit hop aroma with cherries. Thin white head, a clear golden/copper colour. Medium bitterness. Bitter dry finish. A great summer pint, although a little innocuous on a cold spring day. Would benefit from being weaker and more sessionable. Nevertheless, a darn good pint, served in great condition at a perfect temperature by Spoons. 6 3 6 4 13 Rerate. Cask. The Old White Swan, York. Thin white head. Gold body. Aromatic, spicy. Bitter, Dry finish. 6 3 7 3 12.

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