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

bottled
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RATINGS: 415   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."


chicagobears' rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (424) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a ruby red into Sprecher pint glass. My label reads 5.5% ABV. Biscuity aroma with some floral notes. Taste is juicy with a balance of dark cherries, caramel, and toasted biscuit. Finishes with a long and soothing spiciness. Very nice Scottish bitter.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2102) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2015
bottle shared with hakes and lamont, red hazy pour with thin white head, malty , light bitter, good overall, would do again

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godfather50 (81) - SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2015
A nice malty beer from Rory D. Balanced with some moderate hopping but would have known it was Cascade. Good water treatment.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
panzerwolf (111) - FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Pours reddish copper. Aroma of bread, some caramel, a little bit coffee-like almost. A slight earthen bitter palate, dark malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (821) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 26, 2014
Pours a shinny copper with golden hues and a creamy white head. Aroma is faint fruits and not much else. Flavor is nutty bittersweetness with some very slight woody and vanilla notes, with a short but gentle fruity/ bitter aftertaste. Medium to light palate, a touch watery but sessionable and just enough flavor to keep it interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (2020) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle at Pig & Whistle in Kyoto shared by KyotoLefty. Aromas of bitter notes, floral, caramel and toffee. Tastes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, biscuit, toasty notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6835) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle at the Pig and Whistle. GOod hoppy Uk nose, caramel, cherry. Amber-red colof, clrea, with a fine and rocky head. A bit bland but solid flavor, good hoppy finish. Highly drinkable with nice hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toomatch (1) - - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
Aroma: Nice hoppy smell, bit flowery, caramel. Appearance: Clear Amber. Off white top. Taste: Hoppy, bit bitter. quite long lasting. Slight maltines, caramel. Overall: Quite nice bitter red ale with some round taste of caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Weefannybaws (108) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2014
500ml bottle from Asda. Iron aromas. Surprisingly fruity taste, with lingering bitterness. Quite a tasty liquid. Would go well with crisps or nuts.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (1984) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
Red-brown or copper body, off white almost tan head, much fine lacing down the mug. Aroma; mild caramel malts, mild hops, crowberries, notes of dough. Taste; some hops, brown bread, slightly roasted dark malts, dry apple peels. More hops towards the finish, and dark bread with dark malts and fruit peel. Normal on palate, some dry fields, soft carbonation. Overall not bad. [50cl brown bottle, abv4.0%, BB May.2015, B@K skanssi Turku]

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mighty_meadow (273) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2014
500ml bottle from Asda (£1.25) Biscuity, fruity, bitter finish, bit meh at first but this is a grower. Moreish.


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