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

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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (771) - SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle from Aldi a clear red chestnut colour lots of red fruits toasted malts and good hop profile nice juicy fruity bitter

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (471) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
Caramel, toffee, grains, some fruits and grass in the aroma. Mahogany with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Light to medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a quite decent bitter, enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (1494) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Clear amber. Impressive off-white head and lacing. Superb aroma of British hops, hay, grass and berries. Well balanced and refreshing taste. Taste and aftertaste is coherent with aroma, with plum jam in taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (1254) - FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
.5l bottle from Lutakko Supermarket Pours clear reddish copper with medium high head. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is hops, malts, fruits and some wheat. Flavor is nicely bitter. Hopsy, some roasted malts, hint of liquorice and fruits. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8035) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at home. It pours darkest ruby-brown with a medium beige head. The nose is toasty, earth, vinous, dark fruits and a touch of caramel. The taste is bitter, earthy, wood, toast, scorched earth, leather, smoke, light peppery spice, vinous notes and dark fruits with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. I am pretty surprised how bitter this is fresh. Pretty unique stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Rating #1020 - March 10, 2014 - #mondaynightbeers solo at home - Bottle from Coop. Pours a deep ruby with a foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly, medium-strong retention. Aroma is mild toasted malt, hints of wildflowers. Hop presence is significant, giving the bitter character, but the breadiness of the malt is what makes this beer. Creamy mouthfeel Well balanced, medium bodied ale that is easy to drink. Best ESB I’ve ever had, superb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2014
Pours a nice reddish chestnut colour with a finger thick head. Good bitter aroma. Pleasant drinking, well-rounded bitterness. Excellent session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (336) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours a very dark ruby, almost brown, with a massive head and tremendous lacing. On the second pour from the bottle, flocculants were predominate and totally hazed what was a perfect appearance making it opaque. Light nose of caramel malt over a slight floral component. The body is almost medium with normal carbonation. The flavor is a mixed bag of citrus, biscuit, cherry and earthy hops. Finishes with a bit of tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1442) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
500 ml bottle. Mostly clear darker red copper, fading tan foamy head. Aroma of sweet caramel, malt and dark fruit. Medium dark roast, toffee/caramel malt taste, riper dark fruitiness, quite floral. Softer than average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Very robust for 4%, almost vinous near the end. Tasty! NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RoOMyhr (4) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014 does not count
0,5l bottle, Matkroken store, Bergen. -Apperance: Mahogny/Amber, white med. head. Clear. -Aroma: Mild malt and some fruits. -Palate: Medium mouthfill, medium carb, light/medium hoppiness. -Taste: Malty, dark fruits, nutty, slight metallic note -Overall: Nice and well balanced at 4%. Not a lot going one here, but nothing offpulling. Honest beer.


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