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


on tap

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (15334) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8206) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2011
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2048) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2011
Cask. Light aroma with a hint of hops. Typical cask blandness. Very easy to digest. Drink fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14668) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24512) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11706) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25069) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37063) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4347) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - 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]

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