Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Bitter
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled at 4.4%.

Appearance: golden & sparkling in the glass.
Nose: hints of fruit esters and malt, with light hop notes. Also, if fresh, will have a nutty bread dough yeasty note, that disappears when well vented.
Palate: soft nutty maltiness with accessible hoppiness. The middle is balanced, leading to a long malt hop finish, which the hops eventually win. Their fresh green notes coming through with hints of fruit esters. It becomes drier and “cleaner” drinking with longer venting.
Summary: a satisfying world class pale ale, made with maris otter pale ale malt & a blend of four hops from America, Germany, New Zealand & Slovakia. Each one selected for their spiciness and aroma and all giving that certain something to back up the wholesome maltiness provided by the maris otter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (6336) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
6th March 2015, 500ml bottle: BBE Aug 2015. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home during a Scottish beer tasting session with myself. Clear golden body, full white blanket of foam on top. Malty lead to the fruity aroma, the taste follows the same lines. Semi-sweet maltiness with a mixed fruit backbone, very little bitterness throughout. Hoped for more to be honest, nothing wrong with my bottle, it just seemed ’middle of the road’ in all aspects with the flavours not pronounced enough in any direction.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sine90 (73) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
caramel, golden, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, flat,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Nice and light, hints of caramel and a little fruit. Refreshing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6703) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, hops, grass, malt, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, malt, fruit, citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - NOV 13, 2014
Cask at the Cask & Barrel, Edinburgh. Pours orange amber with an off-white head. Malty, citrus toasted aroma. Malty caramel citrus flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Poured medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and floral hops. Light body, flavour is medium sweet, medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber orange, slightly fruity, pale malty taste, crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrTipple (3586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Aroma: light grain and cereal malts. Appearance: yellow, average, creamy white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: light body, soft carbonation, short finish. Overall: nice Bitter, yet does not stand out. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ladnewton (1803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden on 17th August 2014. Amber with thin off-white film and initial lacing band. Malty and spicy aroma with yeasty notes. Hoppy in-mouth with spice and tart orange peel. Bittersweet finish. Smooth mouthfeel and plenty of body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle at home from alesela
hazy mid gold with an offwhite lacing. Caramel and chocolate, light carbonation with earthy biscuit and slightly metallic notes. Bitter, past its best but that’s my fault.

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