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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
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1224) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from Aldi. Clear golden body with a thin white head that holds well. Lively carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of apricot and hay. Simple flavour of cereal and lemon - it tastes similar to a Lager. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. A straightforward Golden Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (545) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2014
0,5L bottle. Pours clear golden with whiteish head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is sweet, fresh fruits and malt. Taste is sweet, fruits, hay, malt and some bitterness. Finish is mild fruity and dry bitter. Overall: decent enough for a low alcohol brew, not too watery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2707) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
500ml bottle from Aldi, Prestwick Toll, Prestwick - clear straw coloured, lively off-white head, sweet malty, corn, grain aroma, no lacing, biscuit, corn, grain flavour, high carbonation, some fruity sweetness on the finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (626) - NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
Sampled from cask at the brewery. Pale yellow. White head and lacing. Moderate aroma of lemon and grass. Similar taste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6138) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle at home. It pours clear golden with a small white head. The nose is doughy, grainy, weak citrus and hay. The taste is bitter, toasty, doughy, dull sweetness, grass, citrus peel and pepper with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Straight-forward golden ale. Drinkable enough, but far from exciting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig malzig, leicht hefig, hopfig. Geschmack hopfig malzig, fruchtig, leicht hefig.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerhammaren (989) - FINLAND - MAR 19, 2014
.5l bottle from Lutakko Supermarket Pours clear golden with low white head. Leaves lacing. Aroma is malts, hops and grass. Flavor is hops, malts and some citrus fruits.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Pale straw, the aroma is mostly pale malt and just a little bit of earthy-mossy hop and mushroomy yeast. Light bitterness, lots of yeasty character, mushrooms and stronger overaged brie stuff, and the hops are a shadow. Not to mention a brutal, skullsplitting whack of diacetyl. Honestly, the beer is not as described ("citrusy" and all that) and tastes old. The problem with that is that it has a BBD of Nov/14, this is Aug/13 and I bought it at the brewery. That says it all for me - it’s just not a good beer and clearly the brewery doesn’t care about it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RuneStumo (2143) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2014
30.01.2014. 0,5l Bottle. Spesialbutikken Vaaland, Bryne. Golden yellow colour with white head. Very nice soft hoppy sroma at first. Body is rather thin but all in all together with the hops, its ok. Aftertaste is also soft and gives a soft grassy aftertaste with notes of straw. Nice soft beer with ok flavours, and its more hops than malt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (2791) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
500ml bottle in an Edinburgh restaurant. Pours clear straw yellow with decent white head. Grassy and butterscotch aromas, touch of cereal and grains. Taste is light hop bitter, light malt sweet. Finishes thin and short.


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