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

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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
petexner (935) - - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Pretty decent beer,nice hoppy dry taste,medium palate and copper color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (1768) - 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 (6695) - 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 (102) - 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 (1838) - 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 (245) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - OCT 3, 2014
Brown with small white head. Mild sweet bread aroma. Soft bitter taste with certain sweetness, some remaining bitterness.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cool_Bond (1562) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
Light scent of berries. Bitter and metal with light sweetness in the taste. Weak bitterness that remains far below the upper lip. Not really my beer. The beer feels empty most of the flavor. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pjames317 (89) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Poured into Sam Adams Boston Lager tulip glass with a copper-red hue and pillowy, soft tan head. Notes of vanilla, nuts (butter pecan?), fruit forward hops and toasted malts. Bready, pie crust essence. Flavor is decent: spicy, bitter hops Co-mingle with cracker malts to create a typical but above average "ruby" ale. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A tinge metallic, but its not off-putting. nice balance, lacks that next-level depth but a good beer overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1288) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a clear ruby red with a white frothy head. Aroma is slightly sour dough bread. Taste is lightly malt with a quick turn to a sharp clean dry bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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