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Swannay Orkney Best

Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Bitter
Orkney, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Appearance: pale and golden, straw yellow in colour.
Nose: delicate fruity hop with a hint of maris otter maltiness.
Palate: soft malt with a fruity hoppy middle, drier hop in the finish which lingers pleasantly.
Summary: a very refreshing easy drinking Orkney Light Ale. Hopped with in 2008 American and Polish hops early and late in the copper.One to enjoy with any type of food at any time of day. It does not have to be strong to be exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1780) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
On cask at Grove, Huddersfield - Straw yellow body, thin white head. Nose is grassy, bit of citrus, little bit of maltiness and caramac too. Taste is straw, more grass, bitter lemon. Medium bodied, a bit of a standard light bitter really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
czlowiekwiadro (534) - POLAND - JAN 1, 2015
lekki zapach, zioła i trochę jakby zielona butelka, lekko słodowy, może miód. dość ładna piana która całkiem długo się utrzymuje i ładnie oblepia szkło. kolor słomkowy, jasny, dość zmętniony, ale przejrzysty. w smaku dość wodniste i wytrawne, bardzo lekkie, dominuje ziołowa goryczka która sama w sobie nie jest wysoka. mocny, żelazisty posmak. piwo dobre, ale bardzo cienkie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20914) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Cask @ Craft Beer Co - Covent Garden, Holborn WC1. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6450-20140705] Cask. Lemon oil grass aroma. Clear, pale yellow brown body with a quick foamy white head. Grassy lemon yeast flavour. Medium body. Good. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Scotland)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Cask at The Watford Beer Festival 2012. Poured a lightly hazy golden colour, with a rocky white head. Aroma of apricots, floral hop and dough. Grassy hop of the flavour, with peaches and bready malt. Finish was pine, straw and light soap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours pale golden, nose is light citrus, taste is juicy fruit, sweet toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (2438) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2014
Cask @ Abbotsford, Edinburgh. Cloudy amber colour, white creamy foam. Soft carbonation. Mild malty character with light bitter finish. Some notes of caramel. Ok beer but boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1579) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Cask at Urban Tap House in Cardiff. Pleasant golden colour, nicely balanced with a dry finish and real hop character. Very flavoursome for the low ABV, lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1696) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden on 17th August 2014. Gold with thinning white foam and lacing. Grassy hop aroma with cheesy yeast and savoury notes. Rich, grassy hoppiness in-mouth with savoury/salt touches, rounded with solid malt. Malty finish with bitterness and grass developing. Zingy mouthfeel with plenty of body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2704) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Orkney Wine Company. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of hay, lemon and ready salted crisps. Flavour of light citrus, grass and pale malt. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Simple, subtle and tasty.

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