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


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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 27, 2011
Botella de 500ml servida en vaso de Pinta.Saboreada en abr´11Color pajizo pálido.Cuerpo límpido.Corona blanca y de amplia capa.Espuma persistente que deja buen encaje.Aromas ligeramente cítricos y lupulizados.En la lengua se perciben frutas frescas y cítricos.Sensación algo pesada.Carbonatación correcta.La asimilación no es tan suave y agradable como se espera de una cerveza con bajo ABV.500ml served in a Pint glass.Enjoyed on apr´11.Pale straw color.Clear body.White & thick layer crown.Lasting froth & nice lacing.Slightly citric & hoppy aromas.Citric & fresh fruit on tongue.A little fat sensation.Correct carbonation.Drinkability is not as smooth & gentle as expected for a low ABV beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Fin. Golden/amber pour with a white head. Quite a floral nose. Bit of vanilla and citrus in there too. Light malt flavours with a bit of pear. Fruity/sweet feel. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MPA (958) - Amager (form. Nřrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle (dmg notes). Quite certain this is the Northern Light, I had. Don’t remember having seen any others in my hand, but the note isn’t fully readable. Golden with a fine white head. Aroma of hops, malt and peaches. Fresh fruity flavour with a nice bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Volatum (11) - USA - JUL 22, 2011
A bitter beer, for me it had little to no aftertaste, which I thought was awesome. It’s light, I’d imagine it’d go great with burgers or sandwiches, nothing heavy like a steak dinner or the like. I’d buy again, but singles only, not a case-worthy beer for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 26, 2011
500ml bottle (St. Urho’s, Helsinki)
6 Pleasant fruity aroma, light citrus, a touch minerally.
3 Orange, small head.
6 Wimple wooly malts, slightly dry and papery, but also pleasantly citrussy.
3 Full palate, a touch sweet, and with pleasant carnonation. Finish is wooly again, and with drying hops, a bit earthy.
12 Adequate, but lastes dead beacause it is dead. For the strength it’s not a bad brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (6414) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2011
50cl bottle. Poured golden color with a frothy head, nice lacing. Aroma is malt and citrus hops. Flavor is similar, fruity hoppy, zesty, with a sligtly bitter finish. Too thin though, not much flavor in finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7689) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2011
500 ml bottle.
Pours a clear golden colour with a large white head. Aroma of floral hops and some citrus. Flavour of floral hops, citrus, sweet fruits, grass and a malty background. Light bodied with a hoppy, light citrusy finish. Not too hoppy this one and everything in balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3809) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle. Golden, short and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some toffee and fruitiness, faint citrus hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light hoppyness and toffee. Finish is average, malty and dryish, light citrus hoppyness and toffee. Quite light-bodied ale, nice hoppyness, but too much toffee/caramel considering the body and hoppyness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Blairgus (4122) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
crystal clear, light yellow, no bubbles smells like a lager but has some slight hop aroma med body and moderately fizzy tastes like a "full" lager not bad but nothing to talk about

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
24th March 2008
A light and smooth beer. Something of a lagerish golden ale. Dry finish with subtle hop. Light. A good beer for a hot day.

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