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

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.


Stuartyboy's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (719) - - 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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6450-20140705] Cask. Lemon oil grass aroma. Clear, pale yellow brown body with a quick foamy white head. Grassy lemon yeast flavour. Medium body. Good. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Scotland)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Cask at The Watford Beer Festival 2012. Poured a lightly hazy golden colour, with a rocky white head. Aroma of apricots, floral hop and dough. Grassy hop of the flavour, with peaches and bready malt. Finish was pine, straw and light soap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours pale golden, nose is light citrus, taste is juicy fruit, sweet toffee.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (1574) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2014
Cask @ Abbotsford, Edinburgh. Cloudy amber colour, white creamy foam. Soft carbonation. Mild malty character with light bitter finish. Some notes of caramel. Ok beer but boring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Cask at Urban Tap House in Cardiff. Pleasant golden colour, nicely balanced with a dry finish and real hop character. Very flavoursome for the low ABV, lovely beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1474) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden on 17th August 2014. Gold with thinning white foam and lacing. Grassy hop aroma with cheesy yeast and savoury notes. Rich, grassy hoppiness in-mouth with savoury/salt touches, rounded with solid malt. Malty finish with bitterness and grass developing. Zingy mouthfeel with plenty of body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Orkney Wine Company. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of hay, lemon and ready salted crisps. Flavour of light citrus, grass and pale malt. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Simple, subtle and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (285) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Cask @ blackfriars pours a pale yellow with an off white head aroma is heavy grain with a bit of hops taste is light bitter with mild hoppiness overall a very nice beer verging on a 4 star

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5665) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at Helgi´s, Kirkwall. Pours clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is weak toasted malts, grass and bready malts. Taste is light bitter, spicy and herbal, light dry finish, clean and crisp, not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3246) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle at home from alesela
pale golden with thin offwhite lacing. Light aroma, slight short cake and pineapple aroma.gently fruity, soft carbonation orange peel, dry biscuit malt finish.


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