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


on tap


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
Three Sisters Scottish Ale (4.2% abv) is a dark, fruity, refreshing ale that proves a perennial favourite, and is named after the dramatic range of mountains in Glencoe.
Chocolate Malt helps to give this beer its very attractive dark ruby colour, as well as contributing to some of the toasty and liquorice flavours in the beer.
However, a very large charge of whole-flower hops balances the dark malt character with an abundance of hop fruit flavours. These include dried and fresh fruit flavours as well as some more citrus tones not normally found in such a dark beer.
There’s enough ‘going on’ in Three Sisters to keep even the most demanding real ale aficionado happy, whilst the very approachable fruit makes this a popular drink across the board.

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avantbland (15) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2017
(Leeds Beer Festival, 17.03.17) Eminently quaffable. Bit fruitier than I was expecting. Wouldn’t seek it out but would happily drink it again.

The_Osprey (9999) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Cask HP at The Swan Hammersmith as ’Atlas 3 Sister’s. Dark orange brown, still, just a ring of foam. Aroma is simple sugars, dark honey, Kvass. Body is smooth with low carbonation. Watery palate. Taste is also watery, light leaves, thin sugars, touch of soapy astringency, rye bread, red peanut skin. Pretty poor overall.

Fatehunter (2654) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours one finger of head on a dark straw body. The aroma is malty. The taste is malt sweet, mild lemon bitter and caramel sweet. The texture is softer.

mR_fr0g (14416) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
Cask at the henry Addington. Reddy amber coloured pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is twiggy, nutty little liquorice, dry grains. Flavour is composed nutty twiggy malts, harsh liquorice, grainy husks, little bitter. Palate is grainy, moderate cask condition. OK.

undercurrent25 (2290) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Cask at Barnton Cricket Club Beer Festival 2015. Pours a brown colour, taste is sweet and malty. A fairly typical Scottish ale

Stuu666 (15775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Cask at Spoons. Pours dark brown, nose is burnt toffee, fruit, taste is light chocolate roast, fruity.

ManVsBeer (11712) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Deep amber coloured with a small creamy head. Fairly complex with hints of fruit, some sweet malt, a touch of roasted malt and all quite dry in the palate. Its nose has a small floral-sweet aroma.

AshtonMcCobb (7132) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2014
On cask at the Au Bar. Appearance - orangey brown with a generous head. Nose - toffee some dried fruit and a hint of fresh herbs. Taste - more toffee some grassiness and chocolate biscuits through to the finish. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly elegant finish. Overall - a good bitter.

MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Cask at Sun Inn. Fruity malt and citrus hops. A drinkable bitter that is slightly above average for the style.

imdownthepub (15748) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Castle Inn, Inverness, Scotland. Bronze with off white head. Quite an earthy, peaty flavour to the malts, some fruitiness, some tartness. There is an oily note, hints of resin. Reasonable without getting exciting.

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