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

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Bow Bar, 80 West Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2HH, Scotland.
Alc. 3.6%. Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090410]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle. Golden beer with a strongish head. The aroma is gently hopped, and the flavour is dry, hopped, toffee and slighlty sour at the finish. Overall a nice drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2009
cask at bow bar. Clear, mild head. malty but kind of unexeptional in general.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2009
Cask @ Bon Accord. Clear amber colour, small white head. Aroma has caramel hops, a hint of citrus, and cookie dough. Flavour of caramel malts and biscuit. Bland and watery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Cask at GBBF08. Weak fruity aroma. Clear copper colour. Very small white head. Good fruity flavour. A little rough bitterness which suits it well. Hint of mold.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6137) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2008
(Cask at GBBF, London, 7 Aug 2008) Golden yellow colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, grassy nose with slightly earthy, citrussy hops. Fruity taste with notes of citrus, peaches and slightly soapy, citrussy hops in the finish. Medium body, balanced sweetness. Decent bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008 (3.6 %). Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, doughy and mildly flowery malty. Flavour is the same along with some very saltwatery notes. Quite different brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1844) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
Cask at GBBF 2008. Plenty of fruit and hop aroma. Good gold colour, plenty of citrus in the flavour, which leads to a crisp dry finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2008
Golden pint with a small head. Unusual smell of sweat and crisps with some hops. Taste is fairly standard, hops with a bitter finish, not exciting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Scotland 250708. Bottled, 3,6%. Golden with small head. Aroma of malt and hop spices. Flavor of malt and fruity notes. Medium bitterness


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