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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: 28   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10631) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10824) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4498) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
koshack (38) - POLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Złote, klarowne. Piana szybko opadła. W smaku dość pełne, słabo wyczuwalna goryczka, pojawiają się nuty dębowe zwłaszcza w drugiej nucie po przełknięciu piwa. Ogólnie niezłe ale to nie jest styl, który mnie by zachwycił.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours golden amber, nose is vanilla, toffee, taste is sticky toffee, vanilla, grassy, floral.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (558) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 10, 2014
Clear softly golden coloured beer with a fading off white head. On the nose aromas of vanilla fudge, dried grass, lightly toasted white bread and some dried fruits with some clear sherry action. The texture; at first light lively is developping quickly into voluptuously slickness in which flavours of bready/toasty malts and dried dark fruits harmonically intermingle. The finish is pretty smooth and delicate offering a light hint of spice after a while. Well balanced and nicely done!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (448) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle @ Voldby. Pours golden with a small head. Nose has cereal and subtle whiskey notes. Taste is dry with some light sweetness and again subtle notes from the barrel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (553) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle@Voldby. Pours golden amber with a white head. Taste of malts, wood, hops, some fruits, notes of whiskey. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel. Slight bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Bottle at jens... Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Soft fruits... Light whisky nose... Juicy fruits... Again soft whisky.. Im on the whole not a fan of blonde whisky ages beers


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