Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: English Strong Ale
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Appearance: pale and golden in colour.
Nose: rich fruity malt hints of yeast, with earthy, woody, hop with honey and alcohol notes.
Palate: generously malty with balanced spicy hop in the middle leading, to a lingering hop finish, with honeyed fruity malt and a hint of warming alcohol.
Summary: a stunning stronger ale in the true british fashion, with balanced flavours from maris otter malt and English hops added early and late in the copper. One to take great care with as it is so drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1633) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
Draft at CASK in Pimlico. Big hints of Sweetness, butterscotch, alcohol. Drinkable for the ABV, decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (385) - SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2013
A very drinkable and refreshing strong golden ale. At 6% ABV. Purchased from Aldis during their real ale festival.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (5297) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
(cask) pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel and bread dough, slightly husky, with a hint of milk chocolate and oats. flavour is mostly the same, quite husky, with a hint of acetone, cucumber, raisins and muesli. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2157) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAY 11, 2013
Cask: This is a nice simple beer with a higher than expected ABV. Good for a summer afternoon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnCook101 (528) - - FEB 8, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours dark golden with moderate head. Yeasty and slightly floral aroma. Sweet brown sugar flavours, light toast and mild floral notes offset with a good amount of bitterness, though it’s the sweetness that carries through - perhaps a little too much. Very drinkable if not perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
unstablefable (233) - SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Pours translucent golden with a two finger dense white head. Aroma is citrus but more bready or light wood, taste is bitter fruity hops with a strong bitter finish, some malt in there but not enough to balance it, dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4514) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear golden, thin creamy off-white head, good lacing, sweet malty aroma with fruit, complex flavour, some honey, caramel, bit of citrus, very easy to drink for a relatively strong beer, dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3503) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle, in Scotland 2011. Poured a dark gold color with whitish head. Aroma of fruit, bread and yeast. Flavor of bread, yeast, fruit, dry, but some honey, and earth. An ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6297) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. A classic ale. Not outstanding but honest. Bit of roasted malt and grains in the aroma. Interesting dry and slightly bitter hops finish. alright beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (6352) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Deep amber in colour with low but steady head. Nose of hops and honey. Taste of ripe hops, green grains, cereals and some gentle honey tone. Crisp finish. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

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