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Orkney Corncrake Ale

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Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stromness, Scotland

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2651) - South Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2015
500 ml bottle with a BB date stamp of July 2016. Pours with a gold-amber tone and a small head that soon reduces to a ring but manages to leave spotty lacing. Mild aroma with about equal contributions from light malts and spicy hops. Flavor: more flavorful than usual for style as is most obvious in the finish and aftertaste that feature bready wheat and barley malts with a well proportioned addition of hops. Feel: medium-light body; medium+ carbonation; crisp.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MalcolmTucker (790) - SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. A by the numbers supermarket golden. These are replacing brown bitter as the generic supermarket ale.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrJamesMcEwan (109) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 * Bottle. Pours cloudy honey colour, with an off-white head. * Aroma is strong apricot & floral. * Palate is medium bodied, high carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is apricot, peach, biscuit malt, dry and a bit metallic. * Finish is dry, grassy and very metallic. * Difficult to drink, high carbonation very fine bubbles, very metallic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (302) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Floral apricots and fruit. Dirty yellow with soapy head that dissapates. Maybe served too chilled. Wouldn’t seek out.nothing special.smokiness in there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from tesco. Sweet malty aroma. Large off white dissipating head. Clear golden colour. Slightly bitter taste that doesn’t change going down.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Weefannybaws (122) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2015
500ml bottle courtesy of my brother. Light ale with floral nose. Citrus, hoppy taste. A refreshing ale that would go well with crisps or nuts.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
0.5l bottle. This is a blurry golden-ish looking one, lots and lots of unfiltered particles floating about and it has a medium sized really bubbly just off-white head with a nice retention. It’s really fruity - sweet on the nose! Like smelling a papaya really. Zesty fruitiness, lots of both yeasty esters and diacetyl, tropical juices that has been standing in the sun and fermented. Blood oranges and it’s quite floral as well. A strange strange super fruity aroma. It tastes alright. Not overwhelming on the fruitiness, but it still has those sweet estry zesty tones. In the mouth it feels this oily, surprisingly considering the abv, and it’s just below average on the carbonation. Low bitterness, but it has a grassy thing compensating a bit for all the sweetness. There is also a big amount of buttery diacetyl in this, Minerallish finish and aftertaste. Quite easy to drink, but way to heavy on the butter. 12.02.2014

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6432-20140702] Cask. Fruity pear syrup aroma has a touch of lychee. Clear, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Grainy fruit flavour. Medium body is fairly flat. Fair. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
(@ Clachan Bar, Drymen, Scotland)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5167) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2014
One of those easy going classics offering some hops and easy drinkability. Some straw in the back with vanilla and quaffy taste. Definitely thumbs up for that one remembering me a really liquid Helles.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (5168) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a clear deep golden colour with an airy steady head and medium boody. Aroma of hay and mild hops. Taste of mild, light bitter hops, hay, mild citrus fruits and herbs. Dry finish with a medium bitterness. Light watery. Drinkable and refreshing, solid Ale.


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