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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - 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 (9448) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2012
light golden color. Lemon, lemon peel, light bodies. Moderately hopped. Light and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and some fruitiness, light citrus hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and some fruitiness, light citrus hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and fruitiness, some citrus hoppyness. Lightly sweetish bitter with - OK body and hoppyness for 3,6% bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle BBE SEP 12. Nose starts with an interesting grain-basil note before slowing down into normal Bitter character. Dull clear golden body with a short beige head. Lightly sweet taste with light bitterness and a juicy sort of grain, Maris Otter here is misused, a little metallic to boot. Fruit is nearly absent, medium body, too much iron.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (6530) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average to huge collapsing frothy white head. Fruity and slightly floral hop aroma on decent malt basis. Light body, slightly watery taste, decent malty, minimal hop note, slightly bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
MadMuzza (5) - Penicuik, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
Tried this at the SRAF festival as it was one of the prize winners. A very easy going beer pleasant aroma with a hint of lemon, struck me as a beer I could have easily continued to consume all night long

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 23, 2012
Cask @ The Golden Rule, Edinburgh 170612
Golden yellow, clear, frothy thick white head
Aroma - not getting much here, touch of light malt, vague hint of hops
Taste -soft sweet pale malts, bit of fruity malt, background of bitter hops
Palate - Very dry, light body. Finish - much more biscuity cereal malts come through, bitter linger, a bit too dry for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - MAY 21, 2012
Soft, grassy wild flower on the nose. Soft carbonation. LOTS of lemon in the mouth with some caramel and flowery hops. Dainty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
[cask at Highland tap takeover, Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh] Clear golden pour, faintly grassy nose. Extremely sessionable – smooth on the palate, has that standard Highland mix of musty sweetness and pithy orange. Biscuity malt finish – bit of Weetabix in there. Reading that last sentence, doesn’t sound appealing – but it’s a great session beer, well crafted [11042012]

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