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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fonefan (51072) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Halfway House, 24 Fleshmarket Close, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1BX.

Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, citrus - orange, apple and toffee notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100205]

yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2009
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small and slight tan head. Roasted caramel ad slight breadish malt aroma. Bitter and light liqourice hoppy to a mild roasted caramel malt and slight sweet base flavour. Mild citrusy and light bitter flavoured finish.

Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 14, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2004] A deep red beer with no head. The aroma is sweet malty and the flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel - plain but OK.

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.

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: APR 4, 2007 dark brown/red, strong roasted malt aroma, full bodied fruity malt let dwon for me by too strong a bitter linger

omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Nut brown. Very fruity with notes of red berries. Sweet and malty with clean, rounded mouthfeel, vital maltiness and a hint of dark chocolate. Grassy bitter finish. Well balanced and really enjoyable.

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
8th May 2008. Smooth ale with toffeish malt and a nice fruity note in the finish. A brief bitter snap at the very end.

chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2004
Dark red/amber colour. Aroma is predominantly malty with some forest fruits. Sweetish palate, but tempered with a little bitterness. Definitely Scottish in style and an pretty authentic version. However, I didn't find the hop rush or citrus tones claimed by the brewery so I found it a little lacking in bite for my taste. Others who are bigger fans of the style would no doubt rate it higher. Handpump, Head of Steam, Euston, London NW1

harrisoni (19332) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2005
Cask gravity Kent beer festival. Mahogany colour with fruity malt nose of red/dark fruits. Caramel fruits in mouth but then the sharp hop finish throws this beer out of balance. Could be good, but the hop and malt need better intergratio n

Oakes (18828) - 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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