yespr (29417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and hayish hoppy. Bitter, mild fruity and light citrusy. Crisp hoppy and light fruity finish.
omhper (18721) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from The Scottish Real Ale Shop, Kilmahog. Lightly hazy pale golden. Grassy spicy nose. Dry and light bodied, crisp and hoppyand lightly grainy. Long resiny bitterness.
imdownthepub (9442) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Cask & Barrel, Edinburgh. Gold with white head. Thin light beer, almost lager like in character with a light lemon lime hop note and little body. Some closing bitterness.
AshtonMcCobb (2012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 Re-rate, I’m much more aware of how well integrated the yeast and the hops are on the long refreshing finish this times. There seems to be a particular yeast taste to Highland Brewing beers, in fact. This is an awesome drink which understates itself but has incredible balance.
Previous rating 30/03/11 6/4/6/4/13 = 3.3
50cl bottle. Pours golden with light carbonation & a nice lacy head. The nose has sweet malt and gentle nettles. The taste is less malty but more nettles. The palate is light to medium bodied with proportional texture and a lovely refreshing finish. Overall, this is a beautifully balanced and sessionable beer. Less is more!
Blairgus (2310) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
designed to be a pils.
pale yellow, no head or bubbles
smells amazing! peachy fruit.
not as crisp as a pils but still crisp
peach flavour w/ delicate hops
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask (handpump) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3 on 6 August 2009. Gold / amber. Slightly sweet fruit but, oddly, a quite dry finish. Strong hoppy bitterness arrives late. A very decent session bitter.
KnutAlbert (5705) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at the Cask and barrel, Edinburgh.
A fairly standard bitter, but there is a bit barnyard or stable in there - the beer is not in top form. Fine maltiness, nice bitteer tail - but not well kept.
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask & Barrel, Southside, Edinburgh
Light fruity aroma with a clear pale straw appearance. Lightly bittered flavours with citrus fruits, short lived palate however. Might be one for the summer...
Rune (7218) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Half, hand pulled cask at Cask & Barrel Southside. Clear golden body. Low, lacing-head. Plain fruity hops to the nose. Oil-like fruity hops in flavour. Dry ending. Foamy and watered mouth feel (Edinburgh, 30.11.2010).
Nekronos (3364) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strange to find a name like this for this brewery. Nice head and features very refreshing although a little bitter for my taste.
Earlier Rating: 10/25/2007 Total Score: 3.1
Quite good but I expected more from this brewery, it is a shame Orkney brewery was bought by another.