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


on tap

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (999) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (304) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4964) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (460) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (17632) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours pale amber, nose is toffee, floral, taste is dry, toffee, burnt, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6602) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (2206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Bottle from Aldi and cask from the brewery. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Light lacing. Aroma of biscuit, grapefruit, wood and apricot. Flavour of pine, orange, lemon and cereal. Thin body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. A really juicy Pale Ale. One of Orkney’s finest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (768) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Light golden beer with a thick, frothy head and a light, grassy aroma. Initial flavour is a sharp, floral grapefruit hit and a sweeter citrus touch in the back of the mouth. A pleasant, balanced bitter backtaste lingers even from the first couple of mouthfulls.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Weefannybaws (130) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
500ml bottle from Aldi. Light golden ale with plenty of bubbles - fizzy like a lager. Malt and orange on the nose with bitter citrus aftertaste. Not the best, but perfect with crisps or nuts.

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