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


on tap

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2840) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
Pale yellow body, looks like a golden ale. Hoppier than a similar beer I tried next to it. Refreshing, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2013
Poured a clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel malt with floral and citrus hops. Medium body, flavour of sweet malt and bitter citrus hops with a dry, bitter end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (1044) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2013
Clear golden beer on cask at Bennetts of morningside sweet malt floral and citrus flavour bitter hop finish decent without being above average

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3874) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear golden, thin white head, no lacing, minimal malty aroma, vegetable, bit of fruit, mild citrus, bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Cask at the Seven Stars, Rugby - 12/12/12. Pale clear golden with a decent sized off white head that retains well. Nose is pretty weak, pale malt, light fruit tones. Taste comprises pale malts, light citrus, touch of biscuit, fruit tones. Medium bodied with a light bitter finish. Dull !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9482) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle: Golden, visible carbonation, lacy off-white creamy head; moderate to distinctive flowery to fruity (peaches) hoppy nose; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied, but not watery at all, soft MF; mild and spicy hoppy-fruity finish. Really good...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (467) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Cask at Ayrshire Real Ale Festival, a nice hoppy aroma with a pleasant grassy note; taste was sweetish malt and a hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14611) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Bottled 500ml (BZ, BB 09/2012)
"Swannay Brewery". Slightly hazy yellow color, small steady white head. Typical British sweetish fruity-flowery aroma. Light bodied. Fruity-flowery flavor, light bitterness in the finish. Reasonably ok body for 3.6% beer. Shorty aftertaste. Lingering fruity hoppyness. Despite of American hops, very British.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (5091) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
Half-pint, gravity fed at the 36th CAMRA Cotswold Beer Festival 21st July 2012. Golden, almost yellow body with a pure white head. Mini hop nose, with traces of malty molasses. The taste was floral hop, light flavoured and also too lightly malted for my sweet malty taste buds. Only 3.6%ABV I know, but still a bit thin for my liking; didn’t hold my interest so l;ooked for something else very quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8860) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2012
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Hop-accented aroma with herbal spice, a subtle fruitiness and resiny, slightly woody notes. Moderately bitter flavour, light bodied but not watery; crisp and slightly sharp carbonation. Soft malt-character with a good dash of hoppy flavours leading into a dry and hop bitter finish. Another light but also tasty hoppy Ale from Scottland. 23.VI.12

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