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Orkney Raven Ale (Bottle)

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Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Bitter
Stromness, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Bottle: Filtered.
A golden coloured ale with an intense grainy nose, rich and fruity on the palate with a lingering hint of hop in the finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4396) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
50cl bottle from a Tesco in Edinburgh. Amber with a billowing white head; some tropical fruit aroma; lemony citrus taste with a grainy body; refreshing and enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (229) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
Fruits, grains and grass in the aroma. Golden with a white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a good but a bit boring bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (682) - NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
From cask at brewery. Golden. Not much aroma. Some lime and grass. Soft taste. Moderate bitterness in aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6284) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle at home. It pours golden-amber with a small white head. The nose is grainy, dough, toasty, light spice and a touch of sweetness. The taste is crisp, bitter, lemony, soapy, toasty, peppery, metallic notes, wood and grain with a lingering dry finish. Light-medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. A bit soapy. So-so. I prefer the cask version.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle @ Kings Day Tasting 2014 shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear orange color, medium sized off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is very fruity, mango, peach and nicely hoppy. Taste nicely hoppy, light to moderately malty, again quite fruity with tones of mango and peach and a nice subtle bitterness. Suitable body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle @ KDT14 @ benzai. Slightly hazy orange with a medium sized white head. Smells sweet, malts, slightly fruity, fresh, decent. Tastes sweet, fresh, slightly fruity, slightly bitter, malty. Pretty okay. Thin body, soft carbo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5096) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
500ml Bottle - Copper in colour. Lemon, malt (almost like a shandy) and earthy hops in the aroma. Lemon, biscuity malt and caramel can be detected in the taste. Refreshing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6881) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoshuaStranger (136) - - FEB 15, 2014
500ml bottle. Hazy golden with white frothy head. Aroma is malts,bread,bit of hops. Taste is pretty much the same.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1268) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle at Tom’s house. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Light carbonation. No lacing. Aroma of grain and lemon. Flavour of underripe pear, lemon and pale malt. Thin body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. Weak in flavour and body.


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