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

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (3221) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
Flaske delt med Willy etter sjøbad i 5,8C: lite aroma, men flott skum som legger en fingardin på glasset. Smaken kommer når temperaturen (i glasset) stiger litt - tørr og lett citrusaktig bitterhet med behagelig munnfylde. Mye smak for sine sølle 3,8%. Definitivt et øl jeg kan drikke igjen, men helst på en varm sommerdag.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kingi (508) - - OCT 19, 2012
Full fluffy head. Aroma and taste hoppy, but enough malt so it isnt hop water.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (837) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle at Naomi and Billy’s house. Small persistent head, and white coloured. Golden colour. Medium bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2012
Light golden colour, decent white head, fair bit of carbonation. Floral aroma, some bitterness, a touch fruity, malty and rather tasty. For 3.8% ABV, it’s rather tasty. Like it.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weefannybaws (123) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2012
A lovely golden pale ale, from the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Floral on the nose; Citrus on the palate, with a dry, yet bitter after-taste. Very nice indeed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GBZ59 (1188) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 18, 2012
Botella de 500ml. Vaso de Pinta.Notas de agt´11. Color cobre y corona marfileña. Aromas de malta caramelo, lúpulos resinosos y maltas moderadadamente tostadas. En boca despliega sabores de maltas caramelo, toque afrutado y gentil amargor que permanece hasta el final. Cuerpo medio/ligero y carbonatación moderada. Bien equilibrada. Perfecta como sesión: sabrosa con sólo 3,8%. 500ml bottle. Pint glass. Notes dated on agt´11. Copper color headed by off-white froth. Caramel malt, resiny hop, mildy toasted malt aromas. Flavor shows caramel malts, fruity touch & gentle bitterness that lingers into the finish. Medium/light body. Medium carbonation. Well balanced beer. Perfect as session: just 3.8 ABV & flavorful.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arve_Christian (3698) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2012
Backlog 2009, Øl & matfestivalen in Oslo. On bottle Golden color, ok foam. Light body & light/medium complexity. Good bitterness. Refreshing and enjoyable

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (1963) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle. Very pale, clear golden with a foamy white head. Light floral caramel nose. Flavour is also light but not bad. Slightly carbonated with a very dry finish. Watery but quite nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JUN 4, 2012
Semplicememnte buonissima!!!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tfredvik (1302) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
This beer reminds me of my 1.5 year old son: he’s called Ravn, but his hair is blond instead of raven black. The Raven Ale isn’t black either, it pours a clear medium golden body with an amber tint. The head is off-white, slightly creamy, long-lived and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is a bit faint, and not very interesting. Pale malts, faint fruits, a spicy touch and traces of yeast. Light sweet taste with a moderate bitter finish. It’s a very crisp and spicy bitterness that lingers on, without really being that bitter. The flavours are also rather faint, with caramel, spices, fruits (lemon) and grass. Light body and a watery to dry texture. There’s nothing wrong with the beer, it’s just too plain and boring.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 6 months before BB date, from Jacobs på Holtet, Oslo]


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