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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (635) - - 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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1411) - 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 (1328) - 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 (223) - 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 (5226) - 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 (2876) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-05. Crisp dark yellow body nice white head and lace. Aroma is mild pale malt with English malt kisses struggles to stick out amongst the food smelled around me. Flavour is mild, fruity with light bitterness. Lingering earthy bitterness in the aftertaste. Average bodied palate, light carbonation. Enjoyable but overly mild. Cask at Marine Hotel, Stonehaven.</>

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
doradobotella (94)
- Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2014
Apariencia: De un apetecible color dorado y una capa de espuma con buena retención. Aroma: Agradable y sutil; se mezclan lo maltoso y frutal a la perfección. Sabor: En boca es cítrica y ligeramente lupulada, fresca y muy ligera.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scottishchris (175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from Judith glue, kirkwall. Golden, slightly hazy, small white head. Sour citrus nose. Balanced lemon bitterness. Good medium body. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours pale straw gold, no head to speak of. Aromas of lemon and faint pale malt. Taste has a touch of biscuit, but mostly lemon citrus. Light bitter finish. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7161) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.


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