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Swannay Ale 9

Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3566) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Grain and bread malts, some caramel and toffee, light floral notes. Clear amber, small, frothy, white head. Light sweet. Grain malts continue, sweet, dark fruits, light citrus as well. Quite a nice ESB, well-balanced. Cask at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (2844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2016
Cask at Blackfriars, Glasgow. Clear golden. Nose is citrus, lemon, light sweat. Tastes bitterish fruits, zest, juicy, decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scottishchris (678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Hazy amber, lovely white head. Fruity and light citrus nose. Medium body, smooth citrus and lemon notes, slightly sweet. Very very drinkable. Lovely pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Cask at holyrood 9a. A solid enough bitter but tastes like so many other beers out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10324) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours pale amber, nose is sweet toffee, taste is juicy, dry, toffee, pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours amber with a thick white head. Aromas of toffee, dried fruit. Taste is light sweet and a little thin. Nice in a traditional kind of way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (5170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2013
On cask @ the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - slightly off blonde towards amber with a nicely proportioned head. Nose - really lovely, pine going into almost lavender. Some resin in the background. Taste - toffee, fresh herbs going into a citrus/pine finish. Palate - light to medium in body, a creamy texture and a long clean finish. Overall - stunning nose, well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3985) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Cask@the black country arms, walsall. Pump clip stated Swannay Ale 9. Golden beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits and dry hops. Taste is a little pine resin, dry hops and peaches. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2212) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Bright golden body, slight haze, fluffy head that dissapates a little holding firm at the edges. Blast of tight back citrus hop with a loose white spirit tinge on the nose. Big sledge of juicy lime grit on the initial taste. Teeth polishingly resinous but a fine dance of moreish refreshment on the rest of the palate evens things out. Dry grainy linger in the final third keeps things ticking over nicely. My favourite Highland since Scapa?

Cask, Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh Cask, Bon Accord, Glasgow

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7863) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Barley Mow, Bristol 18/5/2013. Amber with a decent, off-white head. Citrus fruits, some biscuity malts and a decent, bitter finish. A good beer.

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