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

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RATINGS: 157   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.


Finwe's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finwe (414) - Grankulla, - 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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ianwelby (656) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015
Lively yellow beer with a decent frothy head. Light malty scent. Flavour is light with a bit of hop and a bit of fruit but not that much of a taste of anything in the end. It’s not bad, it’s not watery, it just isn’t especially tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (12804) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light bready. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 050415

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (1390) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
15.11.2013. Tuoksussa toffeeta, keksiä, karamellia, maltaita, hunajaa? Maku eroaa odotetusta, sitrus bitter, kuiva. Hieman jotain karamelliakin, mutta huomattavasti tuoksua vähemmän. Hieman liian hiilihappopitoinen.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrJamesMcEwan (113) - SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2015
* Bottle. Pours hazy golden colour, with a white head. * Aroma is mild, caramel, floral & apple with faint spice. * Palate is light bodied, very high carbonation, fine bubbles. * Taste is hay, bitter biscuit, apple, & bread. * Finish is dry, grassy & slight pine. * Similar to a lager, high carbonation, faint aroma and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle from Tesco at home. Big bubble bath head to start off with. Beer aroma. Honey colour. Taste like water at first sip followed by strongly bitter flavours. Okay but not very interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3716) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
Clear golden colour. Light, clean and refreshing. A good, thirst quencher with a dry, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
panzerwolf (160) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Unlike it’s name, a pale ale. Pours deep gold. Has a taste of slight smoke, malts and hops, with a nice pite of bitterness. Somewhat earthen tone, I really actually enjoyed this one, would buy again!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (744) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2014
Flasche (50 cl) von MacDragon’s, Marburg. - Helles Braungelb, leicht trüb. - In der Nase sehr schwacher fruchtig-herber, würziger Hopfen und ein Anflug von stinkendem Käse (Limburger). - Im Antrunk mild zitrusfruchtig hopfig, ein wenig Pampelmuse, gefolgt von harziger Bittere. Blasses helles Malz mit zarten Toast- und Honignoten. Mild rezent, etwas dünn im Mund. Schön trockener, herb-fruchtiger Abgang mit englischem, leicht krautigem Hopfen. - Aufgrund des niedrigen Alkoholgehalts recht dünn, aber schön hopfenfruchtig-aromatisch. Trinkbar.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gegwilson (1794) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle from a Glasgow ASDA. Pours golden with a frothy white head. Little in the way of aroma or flavour really. Hay and light citrus and mild spice. Too much like lager for my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (300) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2014
I was sort of expecting this to be dark like the bird it is named after but it turns out to be a very pale ale. Small white head with some lacing. Biscuity with a nice subtle lemon/lime under current. Little bit of saltiness on the tongue. Very gentle fizz which actually adds to the appeal on this one.


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