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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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."


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2004
A little too hoppy for my taste in Scottish ales. A little weak bodied. Not a bad beer but not a great Scottish ale either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Bottle pours amber with a nice lasting off white head and good lace. The aroma is floral hops, bready malt, and perhaps peat. The flavor is has a sweet malty start, a bread like middle, and a peat like and back of the mouth sour finish with some lingering hops. The palate seems a bit thin. Overall, a fairly decent Scottish Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Clear amber color with a medium tan head. Smoke, peat, hops and bread aroma. Roasty malt, smoke, peat, and hops flavors. Smooth feel, medium body, and a slightly dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Wonderfully clear ruby-brown color with a medium-sized beige head. The aroma was dominated by the smoke tones...some peat, sweet bread, and herbal hops in the background. The flavor was very smokey with a strong earthy peat character...some sweet bready tones, and a slight herbal hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Smooth, slightly thick feel and a semi-dry finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Wonderful malty aroma with subtle hop presence. Body has a touch of herbal and dry moss character. Fairly flavorless though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Huge off white head, copper body. Extremely watery, floral taste, nice and smooth though. Mainly a floral hobby taste to it, and just is watery... Dissapointed.

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 (6196) - 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


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