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Orkney Raven Ale (Cask)

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40
52
style
Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Bitter
Stromness, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Previously 4.0% & 4.1%.
NOTE: Only ratings for the Cask version go here. The Bottled version has a separate listing.

Appearance: A mid golden colour with a light creamy head
Aroma: This mid-golden ale is a complex mixture of toasted and biscuit like malt aromas with spicy resinous hop notes
Palate: This complexity continues with the biscuit malt and spicy citrus fruit flavours dominating, giving way to a crisp, dry hop bitterness
Key Ingredients: The very best pale ale malt and a touch of crystal and amber malts give Raven its complex malt undertones, complemented by the bitterness and dried orange or spicy orange character of Fuggles and Goldings hops


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours amber, nose is dry toffee, floral, taste is thin, sweet, dry toffee, floral.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1357) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (2458) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
On cask at the Guildford Arms. Appearance - hazy golden amber with a decent head. Nose - some rotten eggs at the start unfortunately. Then lemon and pale malt. Taste - oranges and biscuits. Palate - medium bodied with a tangy and crunchy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - it’s a bit gnarly but it grows on you. A bit too challenging.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (2768) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 21012012. Colour is hazy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, bitterness and malts.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (8102) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Cask at the Blackfriars, Inverness, 19/10/13. Clear golden with a moderately sized off white head that retains well. Nose is bready malts, light fruit, orange. Taste comprises bitter orange, fruity notes, bread dough, light malts. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finale with light grassy bitter tones. So so bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (727) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2013
Cask @ Wellington Arms, Bedford. Yellow-orange, slightly bubbly head. Light aroma of orange pulp and beech leaves. Taste is pleasantly yeasty, with bitter and sweet wrestling for prominence.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OwainTurner (305) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Slightly court honey colour, no head. Bitter hop aroma, ok. Smooth lemon, slight bitter taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2854) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Pint on cask at the henry Addington canary wharf. Grassy faint citrus aroma. Bready malt thinish palate. Middle of the road.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (570) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 31, 2013
A good bitter with a resin hops aroma. Drinked at Kimberly inn in findhorn.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
McWorta (571) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 22, 2013
Yellow in colour with a small white frothy head. Zesty/orange, hops, floral on the nose. Good lacing, light sweet medium bitter/sour. Medium body with a finish being average and rather dry but not unpleasant.


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