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

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottled, special
Brewed for the Shetland islands.
Crisp and golden, the 4.4 per cent bottled Norseman is light on the palate and will particularly appeal to lager drinkers, as well as lovers of traditional, high-quality real ales.


Alexus' rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, - FEB 13, 2013
Shared bottle @ Cardinal. Pours golden with a white head. Aromas is dominated by sweet malt and fruits. More malty then hoppy. Nice bitterness.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (10683) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle from Utobeer, Londonshire. It pours clear gold with a thick white head. The nose is soft, sweet, floral, lemon parfait, biscuit, lemon cheesecake, honeysuckle and toasted grain. The taste is crisp, clean, bitter - sweet, honeyed porridge, cereal, some light grain, biscuit, lemon - lime, white pepper and straw with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Some nice subtle nuances to it. A pretty solid Scottish golden ale, not that it is my favourite style.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Golden with a medium head. Slightly bitter with hops and a gentle bitter finish. Left lots of lacing. Pleasant and above average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (331) - - SEP 7, 2015
Pint, scotch Hop, Edinburgh. Pours dark gold, almost caramel with a thick white cask foam persisting. Scent is light flowers and light pale malt. Taste is fresh, medium bitter almost sour, a bit sticky. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (1196) - LUXEMBOURG - JUN 20, 2015
Crystal clear, golden, fine poring white head with excellent lacings. Aromas of biscuity malts enwrapped by grassy, citrussy and light apricot notes with a touch of coriander. Light lively, bit lsick and medium bodied. Short biscuit sweetness offers the stage to a well balanced bitterness drying on the palate with a touch of astringency. Medium finish, stressfree balanced beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (305) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle from Aldi Scottish Beer Festival last year. Lager coloured, quite fizzy but not overly so. Big, bubbly head. Slightly citrus aroma. Tastes of biscuit, little sugary lemon. Bit of hay. Really quite nice and would be a smashing summer day session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
500ml bottle: BBE Oct 2015. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home during Mar 2015. Golden body with a white topping that hung around for a while. Aroma of fruity biscuits, the taste had a slight citrusy flavour with grapefruit and orange notes coming through. Decent and pleased I bought it from a Scottish Aldi last year while visiting friends.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (481) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
A rather frothy pour of a gold ale. Aroma, fresh citrus and floral notes. Taste, citrus sharpness with a mild bitterness to the finish. Rather nice, just need enough glass space for that froth!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (19023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white head ... soft toffee nose .. soft swet fruit metalic malt nos e...sweet sweet fruits ... long metalic malts ... bitter fruits

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (8356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours pale amber, nose is toffee, floral, taste is dry, toffee, burnt, sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (7779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
500ml bottle from Aldi. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of orange and light sugar sweetness. Taste is apricot, more bitter orange, light sweetness at the back. Bitter finish. All right.


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