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

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RATINGS: 160   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (4047) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2011
50cl bottle. Golden color with a white head, nice lacing. Biscuit and fruit in aroma, crisp as well. Flavor is malty, very citric hoppy, quite bitter. Finish is bitter hops. Enjoyable, fresh ale. Thumbs up!

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ClubGonzo (4617) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle from Vaaland Spesialbutikken, Bryne. Light orange body, medium off-white head. Nose is extremely bland, with only a few tiny caramel hints and not much else. Taste is even more disappointing: wishy-washy caramel ESB bland bullshit. Jesus, how boring can you get. Watery palate. Kinda "blah".

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ALLOVATE (2593) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours not quite bright, a misty medium orange amber. A fairly firm off-white pad forms atop, a good half inch thick, holds for the length and laces well, points! Aroma of heather, rose petals, sulphurous leavened dough and orange peel, very subtle. More alive in the mouth, it is weedy, raspy and sharply bitter, the hops, all resinous, piney and grassy dominate a lax effort of crystal malt flavours. Little sweetness to hold. Lingering hops in the swallow with a very long, drawn woodiness to it like sucking on matchsticks. Creamy, foamy mouthfeel, medium-light in body. A little too harshly hopped to be sessionable, really didnít come together for balance. Unimpressed, but to be fair a re-rate might be needed........, far, far down the track!!! (50cL, BBE 04/11, Cellarbrations Kinross)

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle - Rich gold colour. White head. Medium carbonation and body. Carmel, citrus. Fairly hoppy. Medium bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14705) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, hops and fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2772) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle. Almost clear gold, white head. Low bead. Aroma of dusty pears, light caramel, flowers. Taste has biscuity malt thatís not very sweet at all, pears and mandarins. Quite dry and bitter. Pretty good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (11432) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8836) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9200) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, 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.....

4.3
   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 Iíve had. I picked this up because it had been voted Champion Beer of Scotland and you can see why. Iíll be stocking up on this.


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