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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3742) - 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 (4039) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2005 Gravity cask @ Hants Bowman (Feb 05), Dundridge. Red colour. Fruity malt aromas. Some sweetness but quite light. Refreshing with short bitter finish. 6 4 6 3 13
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Once again consumed at the Hampshire Bowman (Oct 05) this time I found some delicious flowerly lightly fruity aromas with hints of rosewater. The fairly dry malt body works quite well with this but the overall effect becomes perfumey in the end and doesnt quite pull it off. 8 4 6 3 12

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5995) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden. Amber and a bit hazy. Citrus, grape. Rather dry and fruity flavour and late bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2004
Cask at Babington Arms, JDW Ocktoberfest. Rough red body, burnt malt in the nose, autmnal fruits in the taste, hops rise through in the finish. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2012 Cask conditioned - handpump - JDW Northampton. A reddy brown attractive looking beer with a spicy hop aroma and good hops in the taste. There are good fruity notes in the taste. I seemed to notice some tangerine? Nice stuff. Score 3.5
Subsequent rating also scored 3.5.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2004
From the Babington Octoberfest at the Wetherspoons in Derby on draught A dry-ish mid Brown beer. Yet quite malty too. Very drinkable this one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - JUL 30, 2004
cask at the johnson arma beer festival, nottingham. i really enjoyed this pint, one of my favourite beers. pours a red colour, like an irish red. the taste is beautifully balanced between hops and malt. very easy to drink, i would say creamy almost, almost like your drinking air- could drnk all day and all night and then some.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Head of Steam, Euston, London.
Auburn copper coloured beer. Smooth, modest malt aroma. This beer is well made, pleasant and served in top condition but to be honest, its not a stand out for me….and I’m a Orkney fan. The first real ale pint I enjoyed was an Orkney.


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