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


on tap

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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Available filtered in 500ml bottles.
"A mid gravity beer which has a generous hoppy nose and a flowery hop flavour with a smooth malty finish."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (1422) - LUXEMBOURG - JUN 20, 2015
Copper-nut-brown, frothy dark white beige head with good lacings. Aromas of nuts, bready malts, light toast and some butterscotch develop. Softly carbonated, soft texture and medium body. Juicy malt center light herbal bitterness with a medium finish. Bit more oomph than the british version.
Earlier Rating: 6/23/2013 Total Score: 3.1
Red/amber in colour with a light beige wee head. Noses of biscuits and floral/fruity. Rather slick and a bit velvety on the palate with bitter notes. Medium soft body. Finish is medium and a bit dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4202) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
500 ml brow bottle purchased and consumed near St. Andrews, Scotland. BB date stamp of May 2016 -- 1 year from now. Clear red-brown body with a fine bone-colored head. As hoppy as an Amer. Pale ale, but with a darker malt mix. Excellent hop/malt and bitter/sweet balance. O: another solid and recommended offering from Orkney.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1070) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015
Clear red beer with a thick frothy head and a smell of dry, spicy malt. Flavour follows that up with a touch of hop and an almost smoky finish. There’s a touch of citrus running through it as well which makes it feel quite a bit fresher too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle @ DØE. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, little grain, grass, flowers. Flavor is light malt, caramel, light bitter hops, grass and flowers. Thin body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 180315

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrJamesMcEwan (201) - SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2015
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 * Bottle. Pours clear dark red, with a thick tan head. * Aroma is definite violet, cherries & faint caramel. * Palate is medium bodied, high carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is toast, biscuit & fruit. * Finish is very drying. * Violet aroma, toast taste, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mahkus (107) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from tesco. Brown head. Dark amber colour. Sweet aroma. Bitter going down and aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2015
bottle shared with hakes and lamont, red hazy pour with thin white head, malty , light bitter, good overall, would do again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godfather50 (180) - SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2015
A nice malty beer from Rory D. Balanced with some moderate hopping but would have known it was Cascade. Good water treatment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
panzerwolf (258) - FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Pours reddish copper. Aroma of bread, some caramel, a little bit coffee-like almost. A slight earthen bitter palate, dark malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (1018) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 26, 2014
Pours a shinny copper with golden hues and a creamy white head. Aroma is faint fruits and not much else. Flavor is nutty bittersweetness with some very slight woody and vanilla notes, with a short but gentle fruity/ bitter aftertaste. Medium to light palate, a touch watery but sessionable and just enough flavor to keep it interesting.

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