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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Desverger (12941) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
([email protected]) Dark reddish brown amber pour, off white head. Aroma/taste caramel malt, some fruit, light hops. Ok (D11)

mr_h (5946) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2012
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow (12 May 12) - clear amber ale, frothy tan head, sweet floral aroma, bit cold, malty with fruity sweetness, high carbonation.

TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2012
Cask at Nobles. Brown amber with a solid white head. Light citrus hops and caramel malt. I sunk it in record time. Drinkable and forgettable.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
On cask at sir John Moore, Glasgow. Pours ruby with off white head. Dark fruits, caramel and a stiff head. Excellent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Take 2: Cask @ Kimberly Arms, Findhorn
Dark amber brown....clear frothy white head ...good lacing
Aroma - Caramel malt...light roast malt...some sweet maltiness...light grassy hops
Taste - Dark caramel malts...toasted malts...bitter grassy slight earthy hops in background..bit of fruitiness
Palate - soft carb...sweet dark malts...tangy light bitter. Finish as main flavour...dry...bitter slight roast...clean finish
Overall - Quite a good scottish ale
Original rating: Cask @ The Castle Tavern, Inverness 29122011 5/3/6/2/10 - Not in great condition

Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark amber colour with a decent beige head. Aroma of coffee, yeast, caramel and treacle. Similar flavours. Nicely bitter with mild carbonation and lingering coffee and roasty malt characters. Not bad.

BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2011
Cask at nobles. Looks good, clear red with white head. Mild hoppy aroma. Taste is fruity hop with caramel malt. Very thin and watery, bitter finish. Not bad

flying_pig (1646) - SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2011
On Cask at Edinburgh Airport:
A heavy bitter aroma from this one along with plenty of burnt toast & some dark, sweet malts blended in as well. Some dark fruit along with some spice too.
Ruby black colour with an off-white, thin head that stays the same throughout.
Lots of heavy malts on the taste buds and a fair bit of coffee as well. The spice and burnt toast from the nose are both here, as is the sweet malts & dark fruits with a little bit of coco at the end too.
Smooth bodied & medium in body with a lot of bitter on the palate. It has okay balance & fair drinkability.

A fairly average cask ale in my book that is no different from scores of others I have tried in the past. It taste & smells okay but doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary to really impress me I’m afraid.

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oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2011
[email protected] Reddish amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, mild nutty and leathery notes as well as some floral and grassy hops. Flavour is caramel malts, some wooden and herbal notes as well. Also some mild leathery and floral notes.

Oakes (18849) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
Reddish-amber. The aroma is very toasty, breadcrusty - nice - with some fiery, almost smokey warmth to the aroma. The body is toasty, malt-accented but dry, with a hint of burnt breadcrust. Complex malts without being overly sweet. Good balance. This Scottish ale is one of the few I found in Scotland that is close to what Americans think a Scottish Ale is.

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