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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: 393   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."


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Bottle: A great dark brown pour with no head to speak of. Light caramel scent to it. Light floral taste not overpowering.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Rating #1020 - March 10, 2014 - #mondaynightbeers solo at home - Bottle from Coop. Pours a deep ruby with a foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly, medium-strong retention. Aroma is mild toasted malt, hints of wildflowers. Hop presence is significant, giving the bitter character, but the breadiness of the malt is what makes this beer. Creamy mouthfeel Well balanced, medium bodied ale that is easy to drink. Best ESB I’ve ever had, superb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1055) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2014
Pours a nice reddish chestnut colour with a finger thick head. Good bitter aroma. Pleasant drinking, well-rounded bitterness. Excellent session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (135) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours a very dark ruby, almost brown, with a massive head and tremendous lacing. On the second pour from the bottle, flocculants were predominate and totally hazed what was a perfect appearance making it opaque. Light nose of caramel malt over a slight floral component. The body is almost medium with normal carbonation. The flavor is a mixed bag of citrus, biscuit, cherry and earthy hops. Finishes with a bit of tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1068) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
500 ml bottle. Mostly clear darker red copper, fading tan foamy head. Aroma of sweet caramel, malt and dark fruit. Medium dark roast, toffee/caramel malt taste, riper dark fruitiness, quite floral. Softer than average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Very robust for 4%, almost vinous near the end. Tasty! NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RoOMyhr (3) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014 does not count
0,5l bottle, Matkroken store, Bergen. -Apperance: Mahogny/Amber, white med. head. Clear. -Aroma: Mild malt and some fruits. -Palate: Medium mouthfill, medium carb, light/medium hoppiness. -Taste: Malty, dark fruits, nutty, slight metallic note -Overall: Nice and well balanced at 4%. Not a lot going one here, but nothing offpulling. Honest beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2122) - FINLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle 50 cl, BBE 04/2015. Pours clear mahogny in color with an off-white head. Ripe garden fruityness, summer meadow and sweet brown sugary notes in aroma. Quite dry mouthfeel. Nutty notes, salty sealeafs and grainy notes in taste. Maltyness, hints of raisin sweetness and some saltyness with a bitter twist in aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (5415) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber color. Red fruit, grassy hops and a hint of caramel in the aroma. Firm grassy hopbitter flavor. Hints of caramel and red fruit. Citrus. Very tasty for a 4% beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Clear copper body, average white head, no lace. Caramel aroma, light hops. Caramel flavour, thin, lightly bitter finish, some metal. Just ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from BeerRitz in Leeds. Chestnut with a cream head. Pine hops on the nose. Taste is bitter, but fruity at first before a really good pine and citrus finish. Very good.


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