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

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009, 4th August 09. Deep brown with a small head. Hoppy aroma and a balanced flavour - firm malts leading to a dry finish. Nice stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3483) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
Reddish brown of color with an off white head. An aroma of dust, malty and toffee. A flavor of dust and malt.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (2006) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg. Pours deep red with a small beige head. Sweet hop aroma with pine and candy. Flavour is a bit watery. Berries (juice). Hops (pine). Malt. Same finish. 27-09-09.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Cask @ Charlies, Cph.
Pours hazy, deep amber with a small, creamy, off-white head. Fine duration. Lovely aroma, caramel, berries, malts and flowery hops. Low carbonation, fine and dry mouthfeel. Flavour starts sweet and malty, then comes a touch of pepper and a nice dose of flowery hops. Just a hint of chocolate. Very dry finish. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malt and slight overripe fruity. Fruity and hoppy,slight spiced flavoured with a lingering dry note. Bitter and dry hoppy finish. Nice one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 8, 2009
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Amber coloured, small white head, fruity nose. Malty, aromatic hoppy and mild smoke taste with nutty notes. Odd hint of glue in the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichardW (1550) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Cask, King’s Head, Carlisle. Rich, smoky and malty with a bitter, almost metallic, edge that continues well into the finish. This is offset by a soft, peaty aroma but it’s a little too harsh a beer for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Cask @ Abbotsford, 3-5 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PR, Scotland.
Clear medium to dark brown red color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate to light heavy hoppy, pine, orange, smoke - peat notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090408]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2009
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Reddish brown with a thin cream head; aroma of caramel malts; fruity malt flavours, sweet peaty finish with soft bitter hops. Very pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms JDW, Bristol 7/02/09. Reddish brown in colour with a slight, off-white head. Caramel aroma with some red fruit and floral hops. Plenty of malt in the flavour, with more fruit, a hint of roastiness and a pleasant bitter finish. Good.


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