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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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."


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2004
From the Sharp Edge Beerfest a mild red beer... a little flowers and a little nops but not much else... .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2004
A very hoppy yet creamy beer. Big tan head on it. Kind of popped in the nose.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5972) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Rerate Tallahassee, Fl - Liquor Loft - 500 ml bottle - Phenols gone, good toffee and caramel flavor. Pleasant spicy aroma. Much improved. Original 2.3 Looks nice - rust colored pour with eggnog colored, creamy head. Aroma is a bit phenolic; has a bit of a glue like odor to it. Phenols carry over to the flavor as well. Has a bit of a caramel and toffee thing going on as well, but not enough to pull this one up. Has a slight band-aid taste to it. Mouthfeel is decent, very creamy. Methinks I got a bad bottle - will look for again to give another shot - others from Orkney have been decent.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 7, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2004 (on bottle)Malts and some fresh fruits in this deep amberish brew. A bitter-fresh mouth. More bitterness and jsu a hint o smoke in the aftertaste. If one waits a bit, the mat and some apple comes out to. Weakest ale from a very excelent brewery

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Bottle. Poured a large sized creamy off-white head that contained fine-medium sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. Fast-rising carbonation, transparent and a red-orange hue. Malty and hoppy aroma with a bitter, malty, smooth hoppy and watery flavor. Smooth and water/thin palate. This was a light bodied beer with sparse lacing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2004
Dark golden. Aroma is from nuts and cream. Flavor is somewhat nutty, with toues of peach. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2004
Amber color. Aroma is nutty and malty,. but maybe a little weak. Flavor is malty and pleasant but there could have been more in it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1539) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2004
Dark bronze appearance with a toasted malt and pronounced peat aroma. Caramel malt flavor with a dark fruit taste. Clean, sweet finish. More body than many ESB’s, though not as bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
Copper color, huge tan head.Light Hop, dry malt nose.Smoked peaty malt flavor. Brief finish that is more smoke than anything.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2004
This is a very nice brew. Dark copper color hearty flavor. Very Nice. Look forward to sampling the rest of Orkneys line.


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