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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrJamesMcEwan (207) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
panzerwolf (294) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thomas_W1 (538) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2015
Flasche 0,5l: Kräftiges Gold, klar mit einem festem mittelporiger Schaum; frische, leicht süße Nase mit malzigen Noten, etwas Hopfen, Äpfeln und Getreide; angenehm frischer Körper mit deutlichen Hopfennoten, Grapefruitzest und angenehmer Bitterkeit im Abgang

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2004
Pale yellow beer with a fine head. Sweet malt and toffee aroma with some spices - a little stuffy. Surprisingly flavorfull considering the low ABV. Pilsner malt, hops and a slight sourness. Thin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (26209) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Aroma of malts, pine needles and fruits with notes of grape fruit. Flavour of fruits, pine needles and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2007
Any first impressions?
-Ample foam sticks to the top of the clear straw blond.
-Crackers and dry straw dangle under the nostrils.
-Flavor profile is quite dry, juggling straw and biscuity malts with gentle citrus fruit.
-The frothy carbonation is definitely not trying to emulate the cask serving at all.
-The crisp maltiness isn’t too frail considering its gravity.

What if you dig deeper?
-Cereal sweetness agrees with the citrusy tones.
-The finish is very dry, with discreet supporting hops.
-The overall result is a kind hop-malt equilibrium.
-This is a refreshing, well-brewed golden ale, but in the end it feels rather inconsequential.

Bottle; best before Oct. ’07.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 9, 2009
500 ml bottle from Meny Liertoppen. Clear pilsner golden. Mostly diminishing fingerthick white head. Mild earthy and fruity hop aroma. Taste is light sourish, semi-dry pale malts, earthy, almost resiny bitterness, and a faint citrussy fruitiness. Medium to light body strenght. Finishes superdry, with a lingering fruity bitterness. A quenching one, nice session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2009
Bottle from Centra. Clear golden beer. Avoids the usual trap of British golden ales, as it is not too sweet. Well balanced malt and hops, cereals, citrus, crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2009
(bottle) Clear, pale golden colour with a fluffy white foam. Slightly sweet and juicy pale malty aroma with notes of citrus and woody, slightly sweaty hops. Moderately bitter flavour, light bodied with a moderately carbonated dry mouthfeel. Fruity and subtle grainy taste, accompanied by slightly flowery and woody hops; quite dry and moderately bitter finish with present hops character. Likeable pale Ale. 02.XI.09

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1762) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2013
I just had to drink this one today, to celebrate a week of correcting student exams in a course on the northern lights… The body is quite hazy and has a light yellow, almost whitish colour. Cool! The white head is average, both in size and longevity. Quite strong aroma that is sweet and citric at the same time. Citric notes with lemon, fruits, ripe berries and pale malts. The initial taste is very light acidic and there is also a light to moderate sweetness that lasts into the light bitter and a bit short aftertaste. Citric lemon flavours, fruits and caramel. A decent one.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 5 months before BB date, from Meny Oslo City, Oslo]

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