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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: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1515) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Pours a golden colour. Taste is very alcoholic almost Imperial pils like. Oily and cloying on the palate. Not my kind of thing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1348) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
bottle at home, poured a deep golden yellow colour with a small white head. malts, metallic notes, sweet caramel, honey, citrus, spice, some vanilla, bread, red fruit, orange peel,grass, some weak hops. average beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1282) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2014
average frothy white head. translucent average dark yellow body. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. aroma: guarana, vanilla, cherry, cinnamon. if and ff: moderate sweet; average duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, chalky finish. Dulçor de cereja e frutas vermelhas. Final levemente alcoólico, lembrando também cascas de fruta. Retrogosto de canela. Bem mais tranquila de beber que as Ola Dubh envelhecidas em barris de whisky. 110s

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (3266) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle from Utobeer, London. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy, with notes of corn, bubble gum, dried apricots and dried lemon leaves. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, with a closing of grains and light boozy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nothing special really, barrel influence could be more pronounced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (1214) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Clear golden with a small white head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Light bitterness with sweet and smokey tones. Grain, citrus, malts, caramel, spices and light whisky tones. Great tasty brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
awest (15) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
33cl bottle bought from Utobeer, London Bridge. Pours caramel colour with little head. Looks like a czech pilsner. Slight peaty aroma but nothing too strong. Quite light on texture, taste’s quite similar to Schiehallion but with a subtle whiskey smokey edge. Nothing too special but interesting nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1029) - SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
330ml Bottle bought in Edinburgh:
As it turned out this one wasn’t too bad an offering from Harviestoun but I was expecting a lot more from it, it just seemed too light and ordinary when the bottle is presented as being something completely different. It went down easy enough but there wasn’t much to it that would have me crying out for another bottle I’m afraid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty whisky aroma. Sweetish malty grainy whisky flavor. Has a fruity malty whisky finish with hints of caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
Poured clear light amber with a disappearing off white froth. Aroma of muted grains, light citrus. Medium body, flavour is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Not bad, but I’m not exactly sure what the point is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omikr0n (772) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden to light amber with nice white head. Aroma is malt, candy, bread, with a hint of spices and caramel. Taste is sweet with malt, candy, sherry and a little bit of grassy hops.

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