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


on tap

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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 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
500ml bottle from The Wine Cellars, Lutterworth. Pours dusted straw with an initially dense billow of foam. Crisp and slightly biting with good stewed hop notes; tea, honey, some lemon bitterness. Tea and biscuit afters. Soapy, slightly sickbowl-accented aroma with pine, honey and orange breaking through. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2011
On cask at The Bow Bar. Pours a blonde colour with a thin white head. Aroma of zesty lemon with grassy hops, yeast and barley. Similar flavours with a dry finish. Mild carbonation and light CO2 pickle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (14798) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear golden - white head. Toasted, nutty, menium malty, zesty, herbal, ok hoppy, grassy, citrus notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24790) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle at yespr. Clear yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass, citrus and lemon soda. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and citrus. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11740) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
bottle shared by yespr at yespr tasting. clear yellow ,small white head. mild english bitter aroma. flavor is dry, lowalc, hoppy flavor. quite nice considering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear golden with an off-white head. Odd sulphury cabbage-like aroma - reads British yeast all over. Light body, a little fruity sweetness and again this sulphury note. Ends dry. 290911

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12170) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (4436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2011
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!

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