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Harviestoun Orach Slie

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

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (1010) - Grenoble, FRANCE - SEP 10, 2016
Orangée sombre et trouble, peu de carbo, pas de collet. Aromes Orange, bois, noisettes et whysky, pas tres intense mais tres agreable. Tres mince, on est plus sur ls saveurs de cereales. Si elle est un peu decevante sur les premieres gorgées, elle prend de l’ampleur au fur et a mesure de la degustation et les notes de noix et de whisky sur la finale rehausse la sensation genearale

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (644) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Bouteille achetée Au Grain D’Orge - De couleur dorée limpide avec une fine mousse blanchee qui dure - Au nez beaucoup de fût, vanille, toffee, whisky, légèrement fumée, quelque notes de sherry, le fût donne beaucoup la bière pas grand chose - En bouche pareille beaucoup de fût et peu de bière, le sherry prend le dessus et apporte un côté fruité et cerise, la vanille est toujours présente la bière est croustillante et épicée- Corp léger, amertume légère, carbonation correct, crispy, final vanille cherry assez longue - j’aime beaucoup mais la bière rst trop discrette, le fut apporte tout

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6397) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2016
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, amber colour with small, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Nuttily malty and fruity hoppy aroma, notes of apple and yellow berries, underlying hints of sherry, a very mild touch of liquorice. Taste is minimally sweet malty, a touch of honey, pear and yellow apple; smooth and soft palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mishnok (95) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2016
From 330 ml bottle. Honey like aroma with Amber colour and smooth body. Very nice drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
330ml bottle from LCBO. 6.1% alc./vol. Pours a clear deep golden Amber colour with a small outer ring head. Aroma of caramel, apples, and whiskey. Taste matches the aroma. Light body with low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4612) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle with the Belgrade Boys at Halloween tasting. Clean yellow-gold. Tiny soap bubbles. Golden honey aroma, a little earthy vanilla. Juicy, earthy spice. Light carbonated whiskey. Soft pear, sharp alcohol note. Astounding. Thanks Marko!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2015
Cervesa suau, destaquen els tocs a caramel i a galeta, a mida que s’escalfa guanya protagonisme la vainilla i el fum. Cerveza suave, destacan los toques a caramelo y a galleta, a medida que se calienta gana protagonismo la vainilla y el humo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2322) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at The Halloween tasting 2015 Belgrade Serbia.Taste at Beerville Bar with our small tasting group.Bro Vlada, Bro Alberto and Bro Matt.Bottle from the Great British festival.Pour it clear golden color with small white head.Aroma of juice and melon.Taste fantastic balanced crispy malty, some citrus and lime present, munchmallow finish.Really interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4589) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle from World Beer Market served in a lager glass. It pours a crystal clear brass-gold with a thick soapy head of foam that doesn’t last so long. The aroma is pretty good tangy sweet, mild oak, peat, mild barrel/whiskey character enlivens a lager base. Surprisingly full mouthfeel that has a cream-like texture. My first impression was chewy biscuit, then I got some subtle peat, oak, honey oats and barrel notes but perfectly balanced with a bready lager grain bill. I am really digging the flavor. Really easy to drink for 6%, the barrel character is there but subtle and just pushes a decent lager into good beer territory. Not earth-shattering by any means but satisfying.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3136) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2015
Pours clear gold with a small white wisp. Aroma is sweet bourbon and oak, underneath you can pick out cereal malts. Taste is mostly about the barrel treatment. The beer is very basic, clean gold ale. Taste is mostly about the soft bourbon and oak that is portrayed. Not overpowering jut nice and sweet.


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