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

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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."


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2007
Notes say: GAY BANTER (on the high chair!) Was soapy and not nice.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrAndo (39) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Cask at Max’s this beer was not one of my favorites after trying other cask beers at a beer event. I did like the dark rich red color and the slight taste of caramell but overall the beer just came across watery or something, the texture just wasn’t there.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (8077) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
Pint on cask. Deep ruby dark with brilliant clarity. Dense and creamy off-white head. Rich malty aroma. The initial flavour starts with fresh flowers and turns into caramell with supporting fruitiness and bitterness. Well balanced. A pleasant surprise! (Served in well keptt condition at Ye Old Mitre, Holborn 20.09.2006).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2006
Cask at Ye Old Mitre Holborn London EC1 19 Sep 06. Deep red coloured. A creamy tanned head. Perfect appearance! Sweet aroma of caramel. Fruity flavour with hints of caramel. A subtle bitter aftertaste. Splendid!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2006
Cask gravity at Bowl Inn, Charing, BF 2006. Very hazy russet colour. Thick lasting beige head. Yeast and red berry aroma. OK in mouth, fullish good malt. Dry finish, bit earthy, red fruits. Pretty good red fruit malt bitter with very hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2158) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
Pint in Edinburgh. Great aroma accompanied by its lovely red appearance and smooth looking head. Malt flavour with a well balanced sweetness. I liked this beer because its tasty and looks great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
1. Cask Stillage at the RUFC, Macclesfield 11/05/2002 Amber coloured and sweet on the palate. Slightly rich. Hoppy malt finish. 2. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 21/09/2002 Amber mid brown coloured and fruity. Floral aroma. Slightly bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 18, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Well, this version was really strange, it was like water, like the Dragon Stout one, maybe the Cask was not enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3737) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2005
Draught, at The Rover. Red with white head, mostly lasting, modest lacings. Aroma light malty, moderate hoppy (flowers, fruit). Light body, watery, flat carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
Cask@The Roebuck, Richmond, London. Red appearance, fruity hop aroma. Palate is initially malty and sweetish, with some light nuttyness. Finish, is fresh and hoppy, with some kiwi fruit in there, quite nice actually, fruity, innofensive.


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