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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (521) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1813) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (5393) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 Light golden colour, citrus hop nose, light frsh citrus lemon hop flavour with clean finish. ...

cask at CAsk and Barrel 2 ... copper ... ligth white head ... big citrus nose ... sweet juicy fruits ... light hop linger

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2013
Poured a clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel malt with floral and citrus hops. Medium body, flavour of sweet malt and bitter citrus hops with a dry, bitter end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
doradobotella (204) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5076) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours pale golden, nose is light citrus, taste is juicy fruit, sweet toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (6756) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2010
500 ml bottle, thanks to my beerpal Olav who brought it home from the Orkneys. ABV is 3.6%. Crystal clear golden colour, big to moderate white head. Pleasant aroma of fruity hops, notes of tropical fruits. Light bodied. Decent hoppy flavour, some fruitiness first, dry and "dusty" finish. Very nice for its moderate ABV.

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