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

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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."


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2009
Bottle (in), pouring a light golden colour with a foamy white head. A nice and healthy fruity hop aroma on a bed of juicy malt. A light mouthfeel, with the hops doing a good job of giving it a fruity flavour while still leaving it very sessionable. Just enough bitterness in the finish to bring you back for another sip. Surprised this hasn’t rated higher.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (4814) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 2, 2009
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.0%. Crystal clear pale golden colour, big to moderate white head. Moderate aroma of fruity hops, hint of apricots. Light bodied and refreshing: The flavour has distinct fruity hops on a moderately sweet bakground of malts, ending in a well balanced resinous and grapefruity bitterness. A nice little summer ale this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (3854) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle, The Cave. Pours a clear golden colour, medium white head. Aroma has a decent amount of hops, along with some fruits. Flavour is hoppy, citric, with caramel malts.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2009
Bottled A still looking headless golden beer. An odd sulphuric note to the aroma which has some straw too. The taste has some orangey citrus hops lurking behind the same attributes as the aroma. Some odd things going on here.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (13176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle at home ... light amber ... sweet citrus fruity hop little metalic nose ... grassy hop ... over fizzy ... sweet malts ... little pear ...again a bit metalic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1885) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds. Mmkay so its a mere 4percenter but surely this has been a tad underrated on here ? T’ain’t dat bad you know. Poured a darkish golden colour with a fading white head. Fragrant grassy hop aroma . Flavour was an appropriately lighty citrusy affair with a decent hop bitter finish that had a slightly mineral tang to it. Ok, but I’ll stck with the other kind of Northern Light(s) for now. Ya dig?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2009
unclear yellow of color with a white head. An aroma of fruits, grass and weak dry notes. A flavor of frutis and hops.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (7349) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2008
500ml bottle from Cornelius Beer and Wine in Edinburgh. Bubbly white head on the top of a clear, golden body. Smell of herbal grass. Light orange fruit in flavour with brief suggestions of mild spices. Weak bitter endnotes. Shortage of taste and rather anonymous [at our hotel room 15.11.2008].

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4347) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2008
Bottled. Summerholiday in Scotland. Aroma is citric and flowery hoppy. Clear, copper coloured. Taste is slightly bitter, hoppy. bit thin. Good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
From Scotland 2008. Bottled, 4,0%, 250708. Yellow with small head. Aroma and flavor are weak. Some fruit notes, malt and hop spices


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