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Harviestoun Orach Slie

Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Premium Lager
Alva, Central, Scotland
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
bottle, special
Orach Slie (or “Golden Nectar”) is a variant of Schiehallion Craft Lager matured in casks from the multi-award-winning, family-owned Glenfarclas Distillery. In contrast to the punchy, dark Ola Dubhs aged in casks from the wild isles of Orkney, Orach Slie is a much lighter, easy-going beer that reflects the softer, sweeter malts of Glenfarclas which nestles in the rolling Speyside moors of Banffshire. Having trialled a variety of different beers, the brewers settled on a lightly-hopped, high-abv version of Schiehallion to perfectly complement the classic, honeyed-sherry malts of Glenfarclas.
Orach Slie pours a light straw colour and immediately displays a delicate malty character on the nose. It has a surprisingly robust, chewy mouthfeel that belies its light appearance, coating the palate with gentle-sweetness which in turn gives way to a pleasantly-bitter, drying (and slightly tangy) finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6632) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
[Bottle (330ml)] Pours a deep clear amber-gold with an average size semi-lasting frothy white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma and flavour of wood, mild vanilla, a hint of sourness, caramel malt, some fruit and whisky. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good but not really my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luvystypotables (1118) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Smells like a good single malt scotch, pours a clear golden color without much head. Taste like a smooth well aged scotch. Medium body minimal carbonation. Short lasting whiskey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike5326 (1268) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden champaign color, small white head. Sweet scotch whisky aroma. Medium body with a great scotch flavor and a smooth finish. One of the best lagers I've had to date. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gaultier (982) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 8/8-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Sweet malty with notes of vanilla and some toffee. Body is medium, sweet finish with some notes of vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1749) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
tasting @ fillepolo 150808. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty and sweet with vanilla and light notes of honey, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fillepolo (76) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Sweet, malty and toffee aroma. Fruity malty taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1461) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants (Mill Road), drunk at home. Deep gold with a quickly disappearing white head. Gentle aroma of peach and whisky, a bit of grass and candy sugar. Taste is sweetly honeyed with a bitter/sour note. Fairly one-dimensional but still quite tasty. Flat palate, but very warming. You feel the strength at the end of the sip. Enjoyable but not particularly exciting (and a wee bit pricey for what it is).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
[7201-20150501] 330mL bottle. Whiskey barrel sweet wood aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet barrel whiskey and caramel malt flavour. Medium body. Good, simple. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o mds, w/ him, jercraigs)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5198) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a nice large pure white foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light scotch peaty notes with some butterscotch and light cereal notes. Taste is a mix of scotch malt notes with quite a bit of butterscotch notes and some light cereal notes. Body is pretty full for style with oily texture good carbonation. Very interesting beer with the barrel-aging taking lots of room. I would have preferred a bit less butterscotch notes but very pleasant nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (413) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle at home, no..not in a tent at Glasto. Crisp and slightly sweet. Straw and malt. Dry finish.

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