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Orkney Raven Ale (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (2175) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (498) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OwainTurner (284) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Slightly court honey colour, no head. Bitter hop aroma, ok. Smooth lemon, slight bitter taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (1974) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (408) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 31, 2013
A good bitter with a resin hops aroma. Drinked at Kimberly inn in findhorn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
McWorta (478) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lauraele (6) - novi ligure, ITALY - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
Solo 3,8° per una birra che dimostra un corpo, un gusto e un aroma fuori dal comune. Amara quanto basta per piacere a tutti, la versione in cask è limpida come l’acqua scozzese di sorgente. Si sentono benissimo i sapori erbacei e citrici, seguiti da una punta di speziato che la rende molto croccante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Cask, Kings Head, Leicester. Slightly hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are bready yeast and hints of pineapple. Lemon with base biscuit and grain. Wheat with a light nuttiness. Flavours are mellow lemon with grain and yeast. Some light citrus rind with a dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jd543 (361) - SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2013
Golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma is light hops. The flavour is malty, lightly hoppy, biscuity/cereals. OK beer, but nothing special going on.

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