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


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (5667) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 21012012. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, honey, hints of alcohol and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (7755) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2013
Thanks to Sean! 50cl. Nette orangene-trübe Farbe. Der Antrunk ist mild-weich mit netter Hopfennote. Zum Hauptteil wird die aromatisch-herbe Note deutlicher, netter Malzcharakter. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang, schön hopfenaromatisch, nett malzig. Schön!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1435) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle from Aldi deep golden ale with strong hop flavour some malt slight hint of honey and carmel giving a a slight sweetness pleasant ale which Is quite drinkable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1692) - 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 (425) - 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 (5478) - 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 (2188) - 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 (535) - - 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 (4751) - 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

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