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

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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."


hawkshadow's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2005
Aroma is light malt, fruity sweet. Pours brown with off-white small mostly lasting head, with some lacing. Flavor starts sweet of cookies and bread. Finishes lightly bitter, lightly sweet. This is very smooth and palatable, not much bitter to be called a "bitter".


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Pours copper orange. Nose is berries, citrus, caramel, bread. Taste is caramel malts, berries, citrus, quite malty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (272) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2015
L: -pours a clear ruby-copper with a big,creamy,offwhite head -medium to high carbonation visible S: -grapefruit,pine,caramel,toffee,bread the nose -high bitterniss for the style F: -medium to high carbonation -light,watery body O: Lacks a bit of Body otherwise a really nice Red Ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sobit (5) - - JUL 17, 2015 does not count
Good and tastefull, a little low on alchohol, only 4% which makes it a bit light.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (933) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle@Voldby. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malts, hops, caramel notes, some fruits. Soft carbonation. Slight bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2015
Red-brown with thin beige head. Roasted malt, acid, nuts, hops and honey in the nose. Spicy flavour with notes of butter, malt and some acid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (995) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2995) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (744) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7614) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrJamesMcEwan (147) - 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.


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