Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Bitter
Stromness, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (6410) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle @ Voldby tasting. Pours golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, spice, grass. Flavor is malt, grain, little caramel, spice, wood, grassy. Medium body, soft carbonation, rather dry finish. 251013

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ken1 (1041) - DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
A sweet fruity flavor with a grapelike bitterness. Color is dark amber with a white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10654) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Brown to copper with off white head. A somewhat basic malty bitter, boiled vegetable notes, grainy, reasonably dry. Not too bad really and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
sk at The Pommelers Rest, Tower Bridge, London. Clear dark amber beer with a creamy offwhite head. Malty aroma with some spicy notes. Similar flavour. Thin but not bad tasting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (888) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
Cask at JDW. Vibrant orange with plenty of lacing spun. Nice hints of spices like ginger and cinnamon atop a base of orangey marmalade and light caramel. Not exactly a Christmas pudding in a glass but there’s something festive about it. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weeweegie (1) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
Surprisingly tasty beer. Sweet warm, perfect for a winters eve and Hogmonay. Well done Tesco Shettleston for stocking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
Cask at The Pommeller’s Rest, Tower Bridge, London. Clear amber/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Malty nutty aroma, caramel, biscuits, fruity, vinous, grapes, apricot, toffee notes. Fruity vinous flavor, peppery, red grapes, passion fruit, mango, citrus, floral notes, some bitter hops. Fruity vinous finish with caramel notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Cask at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria - 24/12/12. Clear dark amber with a thin off white that retains well, Nose is malt, dark fruit, touch of spice. Taste comprises malts, dark fruit, bread, spice, orange. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, bitterness in the finish. Well balanced and drinkable but a little dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1060) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle from Tesco Galashiels. Nose is an interesting mix of dried fruit, spice and citrus hops. Medium to full in body, good malty flavours with an underlying spice/hop character. A pleasant seasonal brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
The Briar Rose, Brum. Odd, coniferous, buttered spruce needle flavour with citrus oil and resiny hints. Cream-capped ruby. Shortbread and margarine on the snout with good sprucey..hop? Could be spruce. Butterkist linger. Some oatmeal and berries. Pretty weird, but kind of in the Xmas tradition.

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