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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McWorta (1516) - LUXEMBOURG - OCT 12, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2014 Lovely light golden colour. Nice lasting soft pillowy white head. Noses of hops and fresh cut grass with a hint of coriander-citrus. Texture is light oily bit soapy reminding again faintly of coriander. Medium body, lightly sweet with hints of floral bitterness a truly lovely balanced beer! Finish is long but pleasantly un-noticable, still lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2009
Bottled 50cl. Clear pale golden with a nicely remaining lacing white head. Fantastic expressive nose. Wonderfully hoppy with hints of gooseberry, a huge amount of strawberry, dried apricot, lemon peel, sweat and pale malts showing up- suddenly mint and liquorice allsorts emerge. The strawberry component is rather present in the taste too. Nice hop profile. Good bitterness. White pepper, hay, baguette and pear sneaking in. Complex. Licorice and earthy hops showing up on the swallow leading to a dryish finish which is reminiscent of rose and lemon peel. A top notch Golden Ale. I reveled in every sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2002
Deep golden. Flowey aroma. Light bodied, soapy mouthfeel, hints of vanilla. Citrusy and bitter finish. Flavourful and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - APR 18, 2012
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 Ditemi quello che volete ma a me è piaciuta molto. Aroma di biscotto di malto e citrico. Per quanto riguarda il gusto, l’etichetta recita (tradotto in Italiano) : " Una Pale, citrica, con una struttura di malto e un gusto floreale di luppolo". Effettivamente è prorpio così. Dannatamente rinfrescante e beverina.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1408) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2013
Lightly hazy straw, big white frothy head, ok lacing. Earthy hoppinesd, hay, malting with nuts and bit wood, slightly roasted caramel, bring czech beer to mind. Medium body, really is surprisingly full feel, soft, semisweet and bit bitterish, long finish dries. Nice and malty, enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Golden honey colour with big thin white head. Lemon straw biscuit and slightly biscuity taste. Nice wee tickle on the tongue I’ve had more interesting beers but this is hitting the spot just fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3802) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2003 Bottled. Straw gold, moderate head and a little too much condition. Pine needle and hop resin nose reminded me of Deuchars, sweet grainymalt and good balancing hop flavours and a good quenching hop bitter finish. Did I mention Deuchars?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7293) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2009
Big offwhite lasting head. Yellow body with light carbonation. Fruity floral mealy hoppy aroma with citric malty pea notes. Fantastic harmony. Dry-sweetish floral citric peas taste with peppery mealy grassy notes. Smooth mouthfeel. Clean, fresh palate. Fullish body. Dry chalky floral straw and malts aftertaste with pea and biscuit notes. Excellent and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, Centra, Oslo.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (4366) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 Bottle from Tesco. Revamped label, very well presented. Oaty resin aroma. Pale golden yellow. Dry citrus resin oat flavour. Lively carbonation and fresh bitter aftertaste. Used to love this one, now it is only just good, tastes change.

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