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Orkney Northern Light (Bottle)

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Filtered. 500ml.
Previously 3.8%.
"A light and refreshing beer. A surprisingly full mouth-feel with a superior balance of malt and hop, and a rewarding fruit finish."


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
panzerwolf (183) - FINLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Pours light gold. Taste of hops, citrus, a bit of grass. Has a nice feel to it, mixture of bitterness and sweetness to balance each other out. Enjoyed it!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (744) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015
Lively golden beer with a thick bubbly head. Hoppy, citric scent. Very lemony flavour. It’s quite tart initially but even with the hops kicking in it does mellow out a bit and the aftertaste actually ends up being quite sweet. Slightly chilled this’d be spot-on to sit in the garden with.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (1723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
22.11.2013. Mieto tuoksu, sitrusta raikkautta ja hieman humalaa. Makukin säilyttää miedon linjan. Hieman makeahko mallas, pikkaisen humalaa. Aika varovainen esitys, mutta toisaalta tasapainoinen eikä tässä mitään vikaa ole,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoestring (308) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Not unpleasant. Amber with nice head. Mown grass light citrus. Preferred to other couple of Orkney blonds I’ve had

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mahkus (79) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Off-white head. Golden amber colour. Gentle aroma. Fine bubbles, slightly bitter aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MalcolmTucker (844) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Light and fruity with a metallic citrus flavour. Lacking in character.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrJamesMcEwan (147) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
* Bottle. Pours cloudy honey colour, with an off-white head. * Aroma is citrus fruits, strong apricot. * Palate is light bodied, high carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is apricot, grassy, bitter, a bit metallic. * Finish is dry, grassy and a bit metallic. * Mild, easy drinking, high carbonation very fine bubbles, a bit metallic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (494) - FINLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Pours a hazy yellow body with a quickly settling white head. Nose has fresh citrus notes, hay and resin. Taste is mildly bitter and dry, finishing with a smooth, lingering bitterness. Carbonation is on the lower side ad palate feels suprisingly full. A nice, refreshing drink!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
massingasetta (417) - München, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2015
The pour, smell and optics are all good to very good. The foam crown is solid but not lasting. Tastes like a British pint through and through. Slightly bitter and more tasty in smaller doses. All in all a good but not overwelming beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (649) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle at Home. Lovely clear amber ale with a decent white frothy head. Hoppy malty notes, not massive hops but noticeable. Semi fruit finish, dry finish. Not Twig, pleasant.


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