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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daje (2717) - NORWAY - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle, february 13th 2013. golden body, low white head, uninspiring look. As is the aroma, a mess of caramel and oats going no particular direction. taste of sour old hops and malt, too sweet, while the aftertaste is cardboard and hops. Either this beer or me, I don’t know, one of us is boring and ordinary.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6500) - ITALY - MAR 7, 2013
Oro buona schiuma persistente egero cereale malto un tocco do diacetile lieve citrico quasi pepato abbastanza seccha luppolo leggermente pungente

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (1150) - SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle (500ml, 3.8%):
Quite light and creamy on the nose with some butterscotch and vanilla coming through alongside a lot of sweeter smelling malts. There is some fruity hops and a little caramel along with some background honey and biscuit.
Light orange to golden amber colour with a three centimetre tall and very foamy looking head that is dome shaped and holds pretty well. Clear with a lot of bubbles rising to the surface too and the head leaves some nice lacing too.
Biscuit, malts and some sweet hops along with some butterscotch, caramel and vanilla flavours that are all fighting to be noticed. There is a strong bitterness towards the end of the beer and a nutty, earth like taste too. The juxtaposition between the initial sweetness and the bitterness that follows is too severe.
Light medium in body and smooth with an almost creamy feel but it’s not quite there yet. There some some bitterness around the middle and carried through to the end along with an earthy feel. I didn’t think this one had all that great a balance between flavours either.

An okay beer, I enjoyed the initial sweetness and the vanilla and butterscotch mix was a pleasant surprise but the beer was too bitter towards the end and seemed to be missing something. This weren’t helped much by the fact that this one was a little thin and left a strange, metallic bitter aftertaste that I couldn’t quite shake.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finwe (419) - Grankulla, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2013
500ml bottle from Stockmann Helsinki. Pours copper-coloured with white, creamy head. Malty aroma with some herb-like hops and grassy tones. Hoppy bitter flavour with some grain and malt. Bitter finish with some sweet malt.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (3945) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle 0.5l from Pivo, Oulu. Colour is orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours are sweetness, fruits, bitterness, light hops and some malta. Quite dull.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (3538) - 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 (515) - - 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 (885) - 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 (130) - 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.


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