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Orkney Red MacGregor (Cask)

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

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unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Was 4.1%
A 5% version is available filtered and bottled. Here.
"A beautifully simple session beer with a stunning balance of hops and malt - a new taste sensation."


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (239) - - JUL 28, 2015
Malty bready caramel and nutty flavour. Mild on palate but definite bite. Strength deceptive. Nice one. Will try again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3172) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Cask at the Ealing JDW, red-brown with a lasting tight off-white foam, and a lightly floral and winey nose. Juicy, lightly tart and red-fruity on the body, with a little toffee and earthy hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (3031) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Dark chestnut beer with medium head and exvellent lacing. Aroma of toffee, malts and nuts. Taste is nutty, malts, toffee and some smoke. Medium bodied. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OwainTurner (421) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Very nice very smooth ale. Gorgeous lacing. Tad mild on the tayde, but all good. Nice vrw.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Cask at the Railway Putney. Dark orange, still, clear, small foamy white head. Aroma is bready, pond water. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is watery, bread, toffee, twig, tea and resin, soft bitterness. OK - malty and plain.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Cask in the Glenmoriston Arms Hotel. Pours copper red, nose is light citrus, toffee, taste is similar.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
pricey290483 (675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
amber in colour caramel coming through in the aroma biscuit and fruit coming through in the taste

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - NOV 12, 2014
Cask at the Halfway House, Edinburgh. Pours deep amber with creamy off-white head. Roasted malts and fruit in aroma. Roasted malts, caramel, toffee, bit spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (885) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Pint at the The Who club at the Crystal Palace (JDW) in Glasgow. Some head. Quite a deep red colour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12738) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Cask at the Happy Man Autumn BF, Englefield Green, 11/10/13 - last birthday rate! Lightly hazed reddish amber with a thin off white covering. Nose is bready malts, fruit tang, biscuit. Taste comprises much the same good malt backbone plenty of toffee, less fruit apparent. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, subtle bitterness in the closure. Decent enough bitter.


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