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

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RATINGS: 429   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."


gregwilsonstl's rating

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregwilsonstl (1438) - Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Red clear. Strong....caramelized aroma. Toffee. Well balanced. Tart. Thin head. Dry. Low alcohol.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (2169) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Aroma: caramel and bread malts, some straw. Appearance: clear amber, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: malts all over again, caramel, some light hops coming up, light floral notes. Overall: OK Red Ale Bottle at Wildfire, Edinburgh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1902) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2015
Reddish brown color with a nice off-white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and dark fruits. Flavor is quite bitter and spicy, notes of roasted malt. Medium body and low carbonation with a dry bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (939) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle @Bettyhill Hotel Mature fruit, caramel Caramel, some smokiness, hops, bitter enjoyable ending

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1293) - USA - AUG 5, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle brought as gift by parents from their Scotland trip. Enjoyable red ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1832) - 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 (368) - 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.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (970) - 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 (999) - 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.


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