Brewed by Highland
Style: Bitter
Orkney, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5807) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Clear golden with a thin head. There’s some malts in the aroma but its mainly fruit hopped in character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12698) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Cask at the Castle Tavern, Inverness, 19/10/13. Crystal clear golden with a moderate off white head. Nose is toasted malts, citrus, orange. Taste comprises orange sherbet, bread dough, orange pith, toasty malts. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light grassy bitterness in the finish. Ok golden blond - not a bitter !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2013
For sake of social interaction just some notes. Quite mediocre ale, some herbal and earthy hops and bit bready malt. Feels bit light.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
OwainTurner (420) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Thin head, pours with light amber and carbonation. Minimal aroma. Lovely and smooth, grapefruit and lime taste. Wonderful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2998) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Golden amber beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma is faint fruity malts. Taste is fruity, grapefruit, limes, hops and some malts. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tide (2232) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Cask at Black Door. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, caramel, salted crackers and metallic aroma. Bitter finish with hops, grass and toast. Decent real ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Quaffer (7) - - AUG 13, 2013 does not count
Have had excellent pints and some not so good. Shows how a products can be altered by poor cellar work.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
witthatsbier (399) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2013
pale yellow,aroma slight grain not much else,flavour fruity slightly bitter a bit rough,overall a very average beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (925) - SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2013
On tap at sraf 2013 a clear golden ale with sweet malt and fresh fruit and hoppy citrus flavour a nice refreshing pale ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
(cask) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of lemons and barnyard, with a hint of oatmeal, caramel and bread dough. flavour is mostly oats, salted popcorn and grain, with a light-bitter herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

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