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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."


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Dark red/brown with an off whte head in the freshest condition. Very much a scottish beer with an abundance of malt and little in the way of hop bitterness yet quite well balanced and dry in the finish. It went down a treat with one of spoons excellent Thursday curry deals.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
Cask at The Barony, Edinburgh. A red-orange beer with a cream colored head. The arom ais sweet malty with strong notes of caramel, but also light notes of flowery hops. The flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of berries as well as a light touch of roasted malt, leading to a dry bitter finish. The body is thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2008
The Burnt Post, Coventry. Punching hop perfume, blackcurrant, orange and clove aroma. Powerful flowers. Full-on nuthusk bitterness to finish, with cheesecake base afters. Balancing hops and malt, just like the blurb. Floral but robust. Flowery, but just might kick your head in. Definitely need more than sips next time...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker St. ’Sporks.
Dark brown with a bubbly but decent head and lots of lace. Quite toasty with some caramel and nutty notes and nice malt. good malt and hop balance in the finish. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
2cm white head tops the clear amber body. Strong cereal aroma presents obtrusive sugary bread flavours, rather grainy as well. Almost flat and seriously sweet which makes it not very drinkable. A slice of sandy bitterness attempts to cut through, but remains inefficient. No fruitiness. Quite dull, buttery and hard to drink in large quantities.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Cask at The Barony, Edinburgh. Copper colour, low head. Aroma is buttery. Smooth mouthfeel, probably deriving from the butterscotch. Pretty low bitterness. Light ashy smokey.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5316) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2007
Cask (return system) at The Abbotsford, Edinburgh. Copper to chestnut coloured beer, moderate head. Lovely malty aroma with loads of butterscotch. The flavour is malty with plenty of caramel and some butterscotch, low bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Cask at The Abbotsford, Edinburgh) Amber color with a nice offwhite head. Malty toffee aroma with butter notes. Fruity, malty flavor with some toffee and butter. Quite nice hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2007
[Cask from Paisley Beer Festival] Light brown/copper colour with a moderate foamy head. Nose is initially fruity but with notes of caramel and toffee. Body is medium with more fruit and toffee leading to a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
(Cask at Market Porter, Borough, London 27 Apr 2007) Dark reddish brown, tawny, colour with firm beige head. Fruity nose with dark fruit, raspberries, orange and lovely notes of citrussy hops. Fruity taste with dark fruit, raspberries, dried apricots, hints of chocolate and earthy/citrussy hops in the finish. Solid malt foundation throughout. Very taste, very drinkable. Excellent is the word!


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