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


on tap

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3044) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle. Almost clear gold, white head. Low bead. Aroma of dusty pears, light caramel, flowers. Taste has biscuity malt that’s not very sweet at all, pears and mandarins. Quite dry and bitter. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (12044) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle at frk. Hubert Esbjerg. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Cereal notes. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Watery palate. Not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle. Sweet orange, berry, caramel malt, and fresh hay hops aroma. Clear amber color with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter herbal hops flavor. Good but not exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9517) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle: Golden, hazy, fluffy and lacy white head, fruity and hoppy nose with a light touch of brown bread; quite robust dry bitter flavour, solid bodied for a beer of 3.8%; lingering dryish hoppy-malty finish, quite soft. Very good for a "light" beer.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 21, 2010
500ml bottle from Drink of Fulham, drunk 11th July 2010, while watching the World Cup final. Clear coppery amber with a small white head. Has a lovely aroma of biscuit malt and peppery hops. Taste has that biscuit malt perfectly married to citrus notes of tangerine and lemon. Lots of peppery dryness. Fantastic palate - light carbonation and delicate weight. One of the best <4% beers I’ve had. I picked this up because it had been voted Champion Beer of Scotland and you can see why. I’ll be stocking up on this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
RuneStumo (2473) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2010
02.05.2010, 0,5l Bottle. Glden amber colour with white head. Aroma is rather weak malty. Madium to thin body. The bitterness is clear and distinct. Nice balanced. Refreshing bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3975) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2011 Bottle from Tesco. Honey peach aroma. Golden brown colour. Hoppy flavour with lingering bitter aftertaste. Smells better than it tastes. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle @ pre-GBBF shindig, August 2009. Vintage bottle, 1997 best before date (where the hell did that come from). Wouldn’t have bothered rating it all had I not realized that my rating for the Cask version had been misplaced under the entry for the Bottled. Dark amber. Others thought it was OK but I found it heavily oxidized (surprise, surprise). Not much else to be observed. Not completely undrinkable but clearly well past it in my view. Flagged for re-rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 1, 2010
50cl bottle: Light orange colour with a small, creamy head. Tropical fruity aroma of tangerines and honey melons with a touch of seawater and avocado. The hops are really delicious here - juicy like a melon’s fruit flesh and slightly resinous, with pale caramel malts holding the balance, but still dry and crisply bitter in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel but pretty high in carbonation for a Bitter. Well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
Dusty orange-gold with fine layers of lace and a slender white head. Juicy dried stone fruit in the aroma, joined by blossomy Munich-type hop and honey. Satisfying and full; apricot and lemony fruit, hint of jam on wholemeal, sultanas, dates, same house fruitiness as the Dragon Head, despite the very different colouration and flavour profile of the two beers. Some peat, butter and pine in the finish. Packed with flavour and condition at the strength, and another well-bottled and tasty ale from Orkney.

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