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


on tap

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle at home. It pours clear pale gold with a thick, fluffy white head. The nose is clean, toasted grain, dough and hay. The taste is crisp, straw, grain, light toast, some bitterness, spice/herbal notes and citrus peel. Finishes up dry. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Straightforward stuff, but not bad.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodbod (188) - SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Decent session beer, tasted on tap at the Bon Accord. No big flavours, just well rounded but average

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3249) - 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 (4775) - 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 (1435) - 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 (4756) - 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 (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (10139) - 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 (503) - 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 (16159) - 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.

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