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Swannay Island Hopping

Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
A hoppy golden pale ale with a resin, lemon, hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (487) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with a stable, creamy, long-lasting one finger white head, good lacing. Hoppy citrus aroma, orange and lemon. Taste is hoppy, citrus, lemon, and really well balanced with a nice lightly sweet biscuity malt flavour, good bitterness to finish. Really smooth mouthfeel. A great golden ale, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4040) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
500ml bottle, from trade with Ashton. Many thanks! Pours clear gold with good white head. Aroma is pale malts. Taste is good biscuit malts and lemon zest. Perfect quaffer after a long day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomG1875 (4) - - APR 15, 2016 does not count
A lovely tasting beer, very smooth. It has a lovely lemon taste which isn't too strong but strong enough to get the taste through

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2501) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with a thin white head, aroma is resin and plenty of lemon, the taste is bitter and fruity with a dry fruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JackMandarin (168) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle from Local Aldi. Pours very clear. Gold. Fluffy, off-white head. Aroma of freshly baked lemon sponge. Custard. Has an earthy edge. Damp forest-floor. Some musky, slight sweaty notes at the end also. Sweet but sharp lemon notes. Good biscuity malt. Fairly dry finish. Hoppy but doesn’t wreck the palate. Well pitched, lively carbonation. Medium to light mouthfeel. Very drinkable but never going to make the desert island list I’m afraid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ATulloch (211) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle from flavourly.com pours a clear gold with little head. Aromas of malty biscuit, hay and slight zesty fruit. Flavour is similar with an earthy pine finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hatzer (120) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Wets the whistle resinny flavour cant taste much hops at all really hate these ones that name it well but dont deliver

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
yiannnos (1252) - , CYPRUS - NOV 25, 2015
Clear golden colour. Light body, citrusy aroma and body. Light bitterness at the end, dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle shared during Scopey’s 5K tasting - Croydon, London. Cheers! Pours clear gold with a white froth head. Nice citrus hop nose, with accents of lemon and tangerine. Light sweet flavor with good rindy but lightly juicy citrus, more lemon, some orange, grass and hay. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly drying on the finish, more hay, citrus rind. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeevan (238) - SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
On Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours light golden. Head fades fast. Bit of a wiff of stinky just opened the bag before using hops...nice. Slight funk. Nice creamy texture with an oily hoppy mouth feel. Citrus.Quite rich considering the ABV.

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