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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: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (273) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4447) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2050) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4245) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3032) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4537) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
(Harviestoun Orach Slie) Bottle 330 ml from, received from Beersiveknown, thanks! Served into a teku, ABV 6% Nice colour, pale golden orange, clear body, small and thin white head on topm, with average retention. Malty aroma, with wood, whiskey notes, light alcohol, vanilla. Taste is fruity and malty. Notes of peavhes, light alcohol, cake. Medium thin body, carbonation on the low side. Not bad, interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As Harviestoun Orach Slie ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a small to average, frothy, good to fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, pale malt, wood, oak. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, fruity malt, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20151108]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3614) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
Clear pale yellow. Light barley aroma, light in taste. May be served bit too warm, did not spot too much of the barrel aging. (Amsterdam 201511)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ken1 (1638) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
Aroma: Malty sweet with little hops. Flavour: Slightly hoppy bitter with sweet malt. Colour: Golden amber with a white head. From: Taster @ FOF Scottish beer tasting with Torben Mathews Nov. 2015

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