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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: 34   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omikr0n (747) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4142) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle @ benzai shared by Joes. Clear golden colour with no head. Smells sweet, some wood, malts. Tastes sweet, malts, oak. Medium body, soft carbo, smooth. This shouldn’t be a premium lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Clear amber golden color, very small soapy off-white head. Aroma is weird, some malts and a hint of liquor. Taste malts, again some liquor, a slight hint of orange peel, a touch of wood, lightly bitter. Decent body, soft to average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tania_nexust (196) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from Royal Mile Whisties, Bloomsbury. A pale ale aged in Speyside barrels (Glenfarclas). Subtle and smooth, the whisky doesn’t jar, but could have done with a base beer with more depth beforehand.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Clear light golden with small off-white head. Aroma of cereals and honey. Faint trace of whisky. Flavour is mainly sweet and a little bitter. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5480) - ITALY - AUG 9, 2014
oro schiuma media discreta persistenza leggere note fruttate leggero afdumicato amaro contenuto lievi mote citriche legno vaniglia

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14089) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are wood, malt, grass, fruits, straw and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11342) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, a little wood and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 280714

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle, 6%. Clear golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, whisky, wood and oak. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, little whisky, wood, oak, little honey? and a medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4640) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
(Bottle, 0.33 l - bottle #17120 - bottled on Feb 2014, at One Pint Pub, 20140727) The beer poured golden and clear. Aroma had metallicness, wood and vanilla. Palate was quite light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, metallicness, malts, wood, vanilla and bitterness. Afteraste had wood, vanilla, metallicness and bitterness. A weird experiment. Not my thing.

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