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

bottled
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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Golden with some hoppines. Slightly fruity with a medium body although thinner than you would expect for its strength. The label claims that its a world class pale ale-in your dreams!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Cask at Cloisters. Orange yellow amber, creamy white head. Lemony hops, sweet bready malt nose. Similar flavours, hint of caramel, great smooth bitter finish. Classic session ale, another winner from Highland!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mark1969 (38) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Very refreshing beer with good nose. Very lightly hopped with a soft pale malt flavour . Golden to light amber colour . Overall excellent session ale .

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
Cask at Bree Louise, London. Golden beer, white head. Fruity aroma, candy notes, some grassy hops. Citrus flavor, candy again, hay and metal notes. Hop finish with metal notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6685) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle.
Rated on 20110726.
Pours clear golden colour with minimal head. Aroma of strong grass, mild fruits and some malts, herbal notes also. Flavour of malts, mild fruits and dry hay.
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3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1977) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2011
Cask. Light aroma with a hint of hops. Typical cask blandness. Very easy to digest. Drink fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13895) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear golden - white head. Abricot, grape fruits, nice hoppy, toasted, knækbrød, citrus, grassy, caramel. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle at yespr. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, grass, hops and citrus. Fruity flavour of grass, hops and citrus. Dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10963) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
shared by yespr at yespr tasting. clear dark yelliow, small white head. mild, slightly english bitter like aroma. hops. flavor is english bitter, hoppy, dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear deep golden with an off-white head leaving a dicreet lacework. Good citrusy hop flavour. Medium body, fruity sweetness with a hint of caramel. A little late hops but never really bitter. 290911


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