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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13389) - 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 (20714) - 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 (10793) - 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 (25085) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and light cornish. Fruity, mild peachy and crisp hoppy. Subdued sweet impression. Crisp bitter and light citrusy. Bitter and citrusy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3182) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2011
Very fruity nose. Light mouth, a touch of lemonade and marmalade. Lots of nose, but very little bitterness. Very little backbone. Tons of hops in the beer. Mildly bitterness that abruptly finishes. Just amazed how lively the fruitiness is on this.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2011
[cask at the Halfway House, Edinburgh] Clear, light golden beer with a decent white head. Slightly malty aroma, faint musty grassiness. Biscuity on the taste, following through with a mild touch of hop as a dry finish. Moderately bitter aftertaste – classic Scottish session ale [01092008]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2011
Pint at Cloisters. Great nose. Crisp and green. Similar taste. Nice aromatic hop flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19365) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Bottled, from The Scottish Real Ale Shop, Kilmahog. Lightly hazy deep golden, rich head. Aroma of ripe fruit and hay. Mid sweet, fruity with light-medium body and soft mouthfeel. Autumnal flavours of ripe fruits and hay, light spicy bitterness. Tasty, well balanced and nicekly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. A golden ale with a lovely thick white head. A yeasty, caramel nose with similar flavour. Some grassy hops and a lingering peppery finish. Smooth creamy mouth-feel. OK.


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